10 Ways to Use Music with EQ During the Holiday Season

Written by Susan Dunn, The EQ Coach

This might be a time of year where you’re looking for, oh, some different ways to soothe, level, motivate, energize yourself and otherwise get on top of your cascading emotions. The EQ Foundation Course© ( http://www.webstrategies.cc/EQcourse.htm ) emphasizesrepparttar great arts as an adjunct to Emotional Intelligence, thoughrepparttar 126181 not-so-great are helpful too. May we suggest?

1. Need to get solidly centered

Like, asrepparttar 126182 metaphysicians say, when you vision yourself growing a tail and having it grow like an anchor down torepparttar 126183 center ofrepparttar 126184 earth kind of centered?

Try anything with a big solid bass, up loud, but make surerepparttar 126185 lyrics don’t interfere. The right-brain will dominate and you’ll hearrepparttar 126186 music first, but your left-brain will still be gettingrepparttar 126187 lyrics. Thus, avoid "Oh Elizabeth" which hasrepparttar 126188 beat, butrepparttar 126189 lyrics are sad.

OUR SUGGESTION: “I Loved ‘Em Everyone,” by T. G. Sheppard

2. Need to deal with something heavy, such as last year your father died on Christmas Eve and here comesrepparttar 126190 first anniversary

OUR SUGGESTION: Only classical music will work for this and that’s why we call it classical. For such a deep need, to maintain your grip when something’s rockedrepparttar 126191 foundation of your world, we recommend, Beethoven’s “Eroica”.

"Eroica" means "heroic" and that you will need to be.

Beethoven lived throughrepparttar 126192 worst thing that can happen to a person. It’s there, in his music. For you.

3. To get lightly level

OUR SUGGESTION: Nothing will probably ever compare to Pachelbel’s "Canon". After that we give 5 stars to George Winston, particularly “December.” Good masseuses play these tapes. There are no ups and downs and that may be just what you're aiming at. :)

Also "What Child is This"

4. To riprepparttar 126193 heart out of Christmas, like when you want to just sit down in front ofrepparttar 126194 tree and cry atrepparttar 126195 beauty andrepparttar 126196 splendor of it all and get it over with and then eat a pint of Haagen Daz and go to sleep

OUR SUGGESTION: Pavarotti's Christmas video, Panis Angelicus duet withrepparttar 126197 little boy, especially if you had a little boy who now has whiskers on his cheeks. Or Placido Domingo withrepparttar 126198 Vienna Boys Choir. Then you can pull out your heart and put it onrepparttar 126199 table beside you, right there besiderepparttar 126200 dish of peppermints, andrepparttar 126201 cinnamon-scented candle, and you'll know you had Christmas.

5. Want something Christmassy but light

OUR SUGGESTION: Harp music is good for this, like for baking cookies to. It doesn’t pullrepparttar 126202 emotions. It’s close torepparttar 126203 lyre,repparttar 126204 instrumentrepparttar 126205 Greek god Orpheus played to sootherepparttar 126206 savage beasts, and to win a favor from Hades,repparttar 126207 god to whom there is no altar (death),repparttar 126208 god with whom there is no bargaining.

Completely upbeat, light and fun is "A Reggae Christmas," ( http:/ inyurl.com/y6sp ) by Various Artists, and yes, my friend, "sensei" does rhyme with "pear tree." Listen to it onrepparttar 126209 way in to work. That's girl's laughter will carry you through your day - The Ras Family, "We Wish You a Merry Christmas," and June Lodge's "Joy torepparttar 126210 World" will put joy in YOUR world. 6. Need to get some physical work done, sick of Christmas, gotrepparttar 126211 kids around

Your Emotions Can Put You at-Risk for Alzheimer's

Written by Susan Dunn, MA, certified EQ Coach

Still don’t believe anger kills, and stress ages you? In a recent study re: Alzheimer’s disease (AD)repparttar psychological assessment included these questions: “I am not a worrier,” “I often feel tense and jittery,” and “I often get angry atrepparttar 126180 way people treat me.”

The study included 797 individuals with an average age of 75. Research has proven that chronic stress is associated with changes inrepparttar 126181 hippocampus (an area ofrepparttar 126182 brain), as does chronic depression, and problems with learning and memory. Researchers therefore suspected that people who frequently experience psychological distress might be at increased risk for AD. Their suspicions were confirmed.

Participants were also tested on episodic memory, as impaired episodic memory is a symptom ofrepparttar 126183 disease.

According torepparttar 126184 study, reported in PsychiatryMatters.MD, “over an average 4.9 year follow-up, 140 individuals were diagnosed with AD. In addition, those classified as being highly prone to stress (90th percentile) were shown to have twicerepparttar 126185 risk of developingrepparttar 126186 disorder as those inrepparttar 126187 lower stress catefory (10th percentile).”

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