(Grace Cathedral – always a soothing place)
I recently felt really stressed on a Sunday afternoon. Nothing specific transpired, but there’s been some transitions going on in my life. Starting two new consulting jobs, going back into an office, and maybe even starting a new relationship. My mind was racing; and I felt like I couldn’t breathe. I went for a long walk with Orelia, made a pot of tea and put on some classical music.
Within minutes, I started to feel more like myself. It had been such a long time since I listened to something other than holiday music. I had forgotten the glorious power that music has to transform my mood and even transport me to another place and time. Next time I feel stress coming on, I’ll be pumping up the Mozart.