The other day I was driving when I heard a familiar song playing on the radio. It was Bob Marley’s Buffalo Soldier. In fact, as I type this I can hear it playing in my head.
The funny thing is that the sound automatically took me back to my childhood. My cousins and I were sitting in someone’s living room. The radio was playing. That song was on. And my older cousin was sitting on this huge comfy chair while the rest of us kids were sitting on the ground.
Why do I remember this seemingly mundane event?
My cousin spontaneously began belting out the song, dancing to the beat and being as silly as a kid can be. We rolled on the floor and laughed until our sides hurt. It was a memorable moment. We were young, spontaneous and free.
How does this relate to this week’s top posts?
It reminded me of what it was like to feel empowered, safe and comfortable to do what felt right in the moment. Instead of listening to others tell us what’s right or what will work best in our own lives, this week it’s all about finding our own way, trusting the healing process and to let our own voices sing true.
I think maybe we should all have a little joy, be creative, take back control of our mental health and be our own rock stars like Steven Tyler. Keep scrolling down to see this week’s posts and you’ll see what I mean.
Have a great weekend!
(Family Mental Health) – In part two of postpartum depression and medication, Family Mental Health’s Ericka Krull gets honest and real about medication. It’s an empowering post for those who wants to stop listening to extreme viewpoints on the matter and put control of their mental health back into their own hands.
(The Creative Mind) – What’s a SARK? Or rather who is she? She is Susan Ariel Rainbow Kennedy (SARK), a visual artist and an author who healed her painful past experiences and promoted her own growth through creative expression. Want to find out more? Tune in to this inspiring interview.
(Weightless) – Have you caught yourself fat talking today? You know talking about the fat on your thighs, arms, hips, etc? Well Margarita Tartakovsky’s got 10 tips to arm you with tools to attack the fat talking for good. Read here to learn what they are.
(Celebrity Psychings) – Does Steven Tyler have what it takes to be the next American Idol judge? Alicia Sparks ponders what it may be like.
(360 Degrees of Mindful Living) – Mindful eating is so integral to food and the experience of eating that Pavel Somov thinks it should be part of the next USDA food pyramid. It’s both life changing and body transforming. Find out how.
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Uyemura, B. (2010). Best of Our Blogs: August 27, 2010. Psych Central. Retrieved on October 25, 2014, from http://psychcentral.com/blog/archives/2010/08/27/best-of-our-blogs-august-27-2010/