It’s time for another Friday 5! This is where I share 5 things I’m digging on each week. Some relate to music and music therapy, and some are just straight up random (but interesting, at least in my own humble opinion…). If you would like to have these delivered conveniently to your email inbox, please click here and subscribe!
Walden – Henry David Thoreau (1854). A classic piece of literature out of the American Romantic Period that I must have missed during high school. I’m glad to finally be reading it, though. It’s a great exploration into the actual necessities of life. As we move into the bustle of the holidays and are bombarded with advertisements for more stuff, consider how the wisest thinkers throughout the ages have praised simplicity. “Why should we live with such hurry and waste of life? We are determined to be starved before we are hungry.” -Thoreau
Headspace and Omvana. I’ve been trying to get better about meditating. I can’t consider it to be “woo woo” stuff when I observe how many important contributors use or have used meditation as part of their daily routine. These apps are helping me to get into a groove, and they could be helpful for you, too. Check them out.
Some of you may have heard of Tommy Emmanuel. He’s a mind-blowing acoustic guitar player, and this Beatles medley is…well…just watch.
Keep your guitar humidified this winter. If the air is too dry, the wood can shrink and even crack. Here are two tools that can help: Martin Guitar Humidifier and Inkbird Hygrometer (for measuring humidity levels in your room or case).
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