Six soothing strategies to tame stress


Reap the healing power of music

I come from a family of musicians. At gatherings and holidays, we usually break out into song, and a dance-off commonly ensues. My whole family loves to sing (in my case, not terribly well) and we hugely appreciate the healing power of music. Whenever I’m feeling stressed—whether it’s work strain, family stress or anything else—one of my favorite ways to get happy and to unwind is to turn on a favorite tune (James Taylor and Bruce Springsteen are my go-to’s) and sing along. One or two feel-good songs in and I’m automatically lighter and looser. I highly recommend it—it’s very cathartic.