November is Positive Music Month; an opportunity to celebrate and use the power of melody and harmony to enliven and heal our bodies, minds and spirits. According to The Positive Music Association (PMA), it is “about using popular music to improve the quality of people’s lives. We’re about seeing music not only as entertainment but as a means of creating positive change in the world. It’s about using music more intentionally, to inspire, uplift, heal or enlighten. Think of it as medicine or therapy via popular music.”
Members of the PMA include some of my favorite singer-songwriters: Elaine Silver, Jana Stanfield, David Wilcox, Scott Kalechstein, Shawn Gallaway, David Ault and Karen Drucker.
How does music enhance your life? Who are some of the musicians that delight your soul and tickle your ears? What are some songs that warm you from the inside when you hear them, inspire your creativity, have you tapping your toes and wiggling your hips, that have you singing in the shower, or along the highway?