Whether it’s humming along to Christmas songs on the radio or belting out carols in church, December provides many opportunities to rediscover the pleasures of singing. A simple wellbeing tool, singing has the power to connect us with our bodies, open our hearts, move our emotions and express things that wouldn’t otherwise be expressed. Hang on, did you say you can’t sing? Not only can you sing, you are meant to. You came into this world knowing how to do it and loving it. Do yourself a favour and silence that inner critic. Sing on your own, in the shower, in a group, in church, in a choir. Try singing every day for a month and check how you’re feeling about yourself and others at the end of it. You might be surprised…
The Art of Mindful Silence by Adam Ford (Leaping Hare Press)
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