The weather outside was miserable, so I headed over to the fitness club to resume my half-marathon training.
I laced up my shoes, plugged in my earbuds, fired up RunDMC and began pounding the indoor track. As I glanced at the others working out that day — running, spinning, lifting — I couldn’t help but notice how many, like me, were wearing headsets or earbuds. At least 8 of every 10 by my count. Continue reading →
“Music is the strongest form of magic,” Marilyn Manson once said. Does it sound far-fetched? Actually, he was more right than he knew. Music works magic on your mood.
I bet you’ve experienced this yourself: A song comes on the radio, and suddenly you’re either an emotional wreck or jazzed up and ready to take on the world (it’s rarely both at the same time). Music can make you feel sad, happy, tense, or excited. It can even get people flocking to the dance floor to do the synchronized routine from the latest pop track…or so I’ve heard. Continue reading →