Creative Coping Outlets: The Power of MusicAn anonymous quote featured on the inspirational Web site states: “We all have problems. The way we solve them is what makes us different.” When life knocks you down, how can you pull yourself back up? What healthy coping mechanisms can you utilize to unleash the pain and heartache and rise from the ashes?

The dictionary defines “music” as: “an art of sound in time that expresses ideas or emotions in significant forms through the elements of rhythm, melody, harmony, and color.” Music has the power to transcend, the power to heal, and it can surely serve as a beneficial and creative outlet.

Rapper Eminem, who’s noted for his racy, explicit and brutally honest lyrics, has been through the mill and back, whether it’s his tumultuous relationship with his on-again-off-again girlfriend or his deep-seeded angst about a dark past.

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  1. I have known people who survived horrible things who have such a love for music. I do think music moves us both as an active listener and also when we create. I like to write songs as I go along to get the cob webs out.

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