“People haven’t always been there for me, but music always has.”
– Taylor Swift
Throughout so many times in life, I’ve needed to lean on someone for support. When that someone wasn’t around, whoever it was, I shifted my emotional weight to music. There is always–ALWAYS–a song for any given moment, mood, emotion and feeling. Being a DJ has helped me explore music to create moments for others; but before I can do that for others, I connect with lyrics, harmonies, melodies and messages for me.
For me, the best take-care-of-Breegan therapy starts with finding the right songs that channel what I’m feeling and turning the volume up to “tick off the neighbors” levels and singing at the top of my lungs! If that’s you, too, here’s the perfect “I’m-a-survivor” playlist that is guaranteed to get you (well, us) through!
Kesha – Praying
According to Kesha, this song is a heartfelt desire and sentiment of “hoping everyone, even someone who hurt you, can heal.” So powerful.
I hope you’re somewhere prayin’, prayin’
I hope your soul is changin’, changin’
I hope you find your peace…
Rachel Platten – Broken Glass
This is a mellow but hypnotic track that inspires me to persevere. Of the song, Rachel said, “It was a pretty inspiring year to be a woman. And also devastating. I was at the Women’s March; it was so beautiful to see women standing up for each other in a world where we’re often encouraged to compete with one another. I know I do it too: I’ll look around and get jealous of people who have things that I don’t have. I’m working on it. But I feel like this year encouraged us to recognize that when we’re standing up for each other, that’s how we’re unstoppable. That’s how we break down walls.”
So what? Still got knives in my back,
So what? So I’m tied to the tracks,
I’m gonna dance on broken glass.
Ellie Goulding – Explosion
This is a personal one for me, but I’m sure it will touch other women. In this song, Ellie’s voice fully embraces the pain, fear, conflict and emotional passion that comes with ending things. I heard this song in the car at a really vulnerable moment, and it has resonated with me since.
Explosions on the day you wake up.
Needing somebody and you’ve learned it’s ok to be afraid.
But it will never be the same.
Such great songs. And here are some others that will complete your playlist. Rock out and rock on, ladies.
You We can do this!
Beyonce – If I Were a Boy
Daya – Sit Still, Look Pretty
Grace – Hell of a Girl
Gloria Gaynor – I Will Survive
Maroon 5 – I Don’t Wanna Know
Justin Timberlake – What Goes Around
Beyonce – Sorry