Music Can Heal: 10 Songs to Uplift Your Spirits During Your Breast Cancer Battle

“Music speaks what cannot be expressed, soothes the mind and gives it rest, heals the heart and makes it whole, flows from heaven to the soul.” — Angela Monet

discusses how music can be an effective healing tool during your battle with breast cancerWhen you’re feeling down, music can be a great way to help boost your mood and soothe your soul. Whether it’s an upbeat dance track, a powerful ballad, or a song that you can personally relate to, music can serve as an effective tool to not only uplift your spirits, but can also be an essential part of our health. In an article on Healthline, “How Music Affects Our Moods,” the American Music Therapy Association concluded that music can restore energy, improve mood, and often relieve stress. Our promise at the Pink Ribbon Story Foundation is to empower women to share their breast cancer stories, helping themselves and others to learn from their experiences, and to be better advocates for their own recovery. Below we’ve shared some of our favorite feel-good tracks:

1. “Scar” by Carly Simon
Cause the night is warm and all full of stars
There’s a wise woman
She’s moved right into my heart
She says: Look for the signs
You won’t have to look far
Lead with your spirit and follow
Follow your scar

2. “That’s Life” by Frank Sinatra
I said that’s life
And as funny as it may seem
Some people get their kicks stomping on a dream
But I don’t let it, let it get me down
‘Cause this old world, it keeps spinnin’ around

3. “Don’t Worry, Be Happy” by Bob Marley
Every life we have some trouble
When you worry you make it double
Don’t worry be happy
Don’t worry be happy now
Don’t worry be happy

4. “I Will Survive” by Gloria Gaynor
Did you think I’d crumble
Did you think I’d lay down and die
Oh no, not I
I will survive
Oh as long as I know how to love
I know I will stay alive
I’ve got all my life to live
I’ve got all my love to give
and I’ll survive
I will survive (hey-hey)

5. “What A Wonderful World” by Louis Armstrong
I see skies of blue,
And clouds of white
The bright blessed day
The dark sacred night
And I think to myself
What a wonderful world

6. “I Run For Life” by Melissa Etheridge
Though the pain is miles and miles behind her
And the fear is now a docile beast
If you ask her why she is still running
She’ll tell you it makes her complete
I run for hope, I run to feel
I run for the truth for all that is real
I run for your mother, your sister, your wife
I run for you and me my friend
I run for life

7. “I’m Gonna Love You Through It” by Martina McBride
When you’re weak, I’ll be strong
When you let go, I’ll hold on
When you need to cry, I swear that I’ll be there to dry your eyes
When you feel lost and scared to death
Like you can’t take one more step
Just take my hand, together we can do it
I’m gonna love you through it

8. “Here Comes The Sun” by The Beatles
Little darling, the smiles returning to the faces
Little darling, it seems like years since it’s been here
Here comes the sun, here comes the sun
And I say it’s all right

9. “I Hope You Dance” by Lee Ann Womack
I hope you never lose your sense of wonder
You get your fill to eat but always keep that hunger
May you never take one single breath for granted
God forbid love ever leave you empty handed
I hope you still feel small when you stand beside the ocean
Whenever one door closes I hope one more opens
Promise me that you’ll give faith a fighting chance
And when you get the choice to sit it out or dance

10. “It’s a Great Day to Be Alive” by Travis Tritt
And it’s a great day to be alive
I know the sun’s still shinin’
When I close my eyes
There’s some hard times in the neighborhood
But why can’t everyday be just this good

Connecting with other women who currently or have battled breast cancer is also an avenue for healing. Here at PRSF, our Breast Cancer ambassadors tell their heartwarming stories during their fight against breast cancer which can help you during this difficult time in your life. You can also visit other breast cancer awareness sights for further inspiration. To learn more about Pink Ribbon Story Foundation, our ambassadors, and the latest breast cancer survivor news, connect with us on FacebookTwitter, and Google+.

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One Response to Music Can Heal: 10 Songs to Uplift Your Spirits During Your Breast Cancer Battle

  1. Bill Dundas says:

    Dear PRSF,

    I released a new CD earlier this year which includes a song I wrote for my wife about her battle with breast cancer. The song is entitled “I Will always Stay Right Here With You.” I’m interested in seeing whether your organization or other breast cancer organizations might like to use the song for cancer awareness efforts.

    If interested and if you provide a contact email, I will send you the song file.

    Yours truly,

    Bill Dundas

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