Yesterday I found myself on the verge of a full-blown panic attack. I had just been given a huge work assignment with a super short deadline. Normally that wouldn't cause a panic attack, but I am also trying to manage a remodeling project at my house with contractors who just won't seem to show up when they say they will or answer the questions I ask. After my latest go around with a painter, I realized I still hadn't written this post - nor did I have any idea what I would write about. On the verge of panic I heard a voice reminding me to just breathe - yep, Eddie Vedder (Pearl Jam) saved me.
For this week's playlist, let's build on that moment of calm I felt when I heard Eddie's voice singing "Just Breathe." Take a minute and share in the comments section those songs that bring you a sense of peace when they come on. Songs that soothe those moments of panic and remind you that you can get through anything life throws your way.
Here are a few of my tried and true favorites:
Pearl Jam - Just Breathe
Dolly Parton - Light of a Clear Blue Morning (it was Dolly's 65th Birthday yesterday, even if you don't love her voice, take a minute and listen to these lyrics)
Anna Nalick - Breathe
Michael Stipe & Chris Martin - In the Sun
Gary Allan - Life Ain't Always Beautiful
Priscilla Ahn - A Good Day
Lady Antebellum - One Day You Will
Sarah Mclachlan - Answer
Mary Chapin Carpenter - Come On Come On
On to last week's playlist, I found myself laughing out loud at a few of your comments, and, I'll admit it, drooling (exp. Kris Kristofferson - I don't care how old you are or how old he is - there is just something about that man.) Some of your suggestions had me kicking myself for not including on my list - hello Iron & Wine and Ryan Bingham, other suggestions were brand new to me and I LOVE when that happens. Thanks to PG and Bee I learned that, while I thought the US had cornered the market on sultry bearded singers, we have nothing on our neighbors to the north. These two ladies proved that Canada is full of scruffy dudes with killer voices.
To hear the playlist, click on the sideways triangle in the middle of the embedded player. To skip forward or back to the next song, click on the < or > to either edge of the player.
Don't forget to comment, sharing the songs that help you stop and breathe when it feels like the world is crashing down on you - I NEED this list to get me through my remodel project.