As I age, I definitely appreciate and look forward to the holiday season more and more each year. That fraction of the year kicking off with Thanksgiving and carrying us through New Year’s should serve as a coveted time to REflect on the previous year, REassessing and REorganizing where need be so that you are fully REloaded and REfreshed for the next year. It is a time to REjoice for all our blessings, where a priority should be to RElax with family and friends.
Personally, I was raised on the Christmas stylings of Johnny Mathis, Bing Crosby, Dean Martin, etc., and can’t help but get a smile on my face when I listen to (and belt out) some of these tunes. The feeling of nostalgia truly lifts the spirit. It works. Just ask my wife and brother, both of whom I have pushed the recommendation of at least a daily dose of the seasonal songs.
Did you know there is an actual neurological explanation behind just why this music seems to tickle the soul? For this week’s post I am going to refer to one of my most respected colleagues, Dr. Joseph A. Bova. This man is blazing a trail in upstate New York since graduating with me from Palmer College of Chiropractic. As I say many times, “couldn’t have said it any better myself…so I won’t.” Thanks Dr. Bova.
Click below to check out Dr. Bova’s post on a free, uplifting therapeutic approach to the “most wonderful time of the year.”
Enjoy the post and the holiday season!