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How Music Is a Form of Self-Care

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Almost six years ago, I wrote a blog post about music and its power to heal, or at least alleviate, depression. If you’ve been following my writing, you know that I’m currently in the middle of what may turn into a major depressive episode.

Again, I return to thoughts of music. I once gave my therapist a CD of the music I liked best. I had been telling her how I had been stereotyped and even ostracized for the kind of music I like best and was embarrassed to share it with others. (OK, it was country music, or at least the style now known as Americana – not pop country.) She played snippets from several songs while I watched her not cringe at them.

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