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SEASON 4 | EPISODE 83 | 15 APRIL 2024

Discover your emotions, with the help of Music

The episode focuses on using music to identify emotions. It provides you with ideas, tips, and tricks on how to use songs to dig deeper into your own emotions and get to know yourself better.

I share how I personally use music in this way and the progress it has helped me make over the years. My aim is to provide you with one practical tool that can be the starting point for you to discover and understand your emotions a bit better.

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At the age of 17 I went to The University of New York at Morrisville where I studied musical Instrument repair. With diploma in hand, I applied for work but found that no music store wanted to hire me. So, I opened my own shop “Cole’s Woodwind and Brass” Soon after I married my high school sweetheart Mary Alice. through many serendipitous twists and turns, we raised our family with our little music shop. Today, after 45 years of working on horns, I reflect back with great appreciation for a life that has given so much. In an effort to give back I travelled to the impoverished nation of Haiti in 2016 to teach instrument repair. After returning several times, I founded Horns for Haiti Inc. in 2020, an organization that teaches band instrument repair and how to start your own music business. To date, we’ve trained dozens of musicians and music teachers how to repair and started two businesses. Billy Shop D’Haiti, Musical Instrument Repair and the Haitian Music Supply Company.

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During this episode I chat about:

⏰ Timecodes ⏰

0:00:09 – I introduce the topic and content ideas for the episode, including providing tips on using music to identify emotions and get to know oneself better.

0:02:35 – Explanation on how music can help express emotions and bypass conscious thinking to get to core emotions.

0:05:10 – I discuss how music can help address feelings like stress, anxiety and tension.

0:07:41 – Using music to increase mindfulness and live in the moment.

0:09:57 – Recap of key takeaways from the episode and encourages listeners to track emotions through music.


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