Music

Music has the ability to evoke a powerful emotional response in us.  In fact, UC Berkeley Scientists conducted a study and found our experience of music can create 13 overarching feelings: amusement, joy, eroticism, beauty, relaxation, sadness, dreaminess, triumph, anxiety, scariness, annoyance, defiance, and feeling pumped up.  When we are wanting to get more in touch with our emotions, we can use music as a vehicle to assist us.  We can even use music as a vehicle to help us change from one emotion to another.  It is no secret that we can be feeling great, hear a sad song and suddenly feel melancholy, and we can just as easily be feeling down, hear happy upbeat music and before we know it our mood has shifted.

As many of you work together to gain insight into yourselves and each other to create an amazing relationship, music can be a special part of the process.  Below is a list of songs that are sure to evoke emotion, inspire hope and for many put words to how one is feeling or hopes to feel.  Happy Listening!

Good To Be Alive - Andy Grammer

Grow As We Go - Ben Platt

Only Us - Laura Dreyfuss & Ben Platt

True Colors - Cyndi Lauper

Never In My Wildest Dreams - Dan Auerbach

Collide - Howie Day

On Top of the World - Imagine Dragons

Better Together - Jack Johnson

Say You Won't Let Go - James Arthur

Wasn't Expecting That - Jamie Lawson

Don't Let Me Let You Go - Jamie Lawson

I Won't Give Up - Jason Mraz

(Just Like) Starting Over - John Lennon

This Woman's Work - Kate Bush

Million Reasons - Lady Gaga

Whatever It Takes - Lifehouse

Broken - Lifehouse

Good Old Days - Macklemore (feat. Kesha)

Downtown - Majical Cloudz

Our Song - Matchbox Twenty

I Will - Matchbox Twenty

Good Morning - Max Frost

Like I'm Gonna Lose You - Meghan Trainor

Dance With Me Tonight - Olly Murs

I Lived - One Republic

Just Give Me A Reason - Pink

Try - Pink 

The Great Escape - Pink

Let Her Go - Passenger

I'll Stand By You - The Pretenders

Stand By You - Rachel Platten

Bless the Broken Road - Rascall Flatts

Hold On Forever - Rob Thomas

Escape (The Pina Colada Song) - Rupert Holmes

Stay With Me - Sam Smith

Stuck Like Glue - Sugarland

Smile - Uncle Kracker

Just A Cloud Away - Pharrell Williams

A Thousand Years - Christina Perri