Music has always helped me through the tough spots when I can’t seem to focus. I will post songs that seem to bring me back. If you have a song that brings you inner peace or focus please share it here and I will post the video if possible.
I have posted several links with songs that help me and some that I have listened to for years. I decided to combine them all in one easy to find location for you. Save them on your own or come back here from time to time as I plan to add to this section on a regular basis as I come across a song that I know will help you no matter what stage you are at. You will soon realize how much music can help you heal no matter what you are dealing with. Start your own mix cd.
Martina McBride – Independence Day: To this day this video empowers me. I can still remember sitting on my couch with abuser in the room. As I bit my lip I would sing this loudly in my head, I would pretend that I didn’t even notice that the song was on. When I hear it now it brings me strength, although I didn’t burn down the house, I finally was able to leave him on my own and stand up to him. Now when I hear the song it make me stronger than ever.
Added 10/22/12 suggested by reader Sherry
Kelly Clarkson – Stronger
Kelly Clarkson – Because of you: this song somehow empowers me to be better, to noy repeat the mistakes of the past. The video says so much about how your childhood greatly affects your adulthood, you can repeat it or change it. Let me know what you think.
Kelly Clarkson again – Since you’ve been gone: great get over him song. I love it. I highly recommend most of Kelly’s songs, they are really inspiring.
Natalie Cole – Someone that I use to love: We often deal with the guilt of loving someone that has abused us, almost killed us. Accept that you love him, then let him go. This song, if you really watch the words on the screen is very moving. Find a song to help you accept what was and decide what never will be again. When you have true love, it is all that you need. When the other person doesn’t treat you with the respect you deserve, true love is never going to be enough.
Helen Reddy – That ain’t no way to treat a lady: Respect yourself, the rest will follow. This song is a nice reminder.
Helen Reddy – I am Woman: I was singing this when I was maybe 8 and had no idea how much meaning the song would have for me.
Wilson Phillips – Hold On: This song has inspired me for as long as I can remember, I would listen to if often while living in abuse, it was sometimes the only encouragement that kept me going. Now, years later it helps me see how far I have come and what I have control over. I can remember when I would listen to this song over and over for an hour or more to get me through the days. I encourage you to find songs that do that for you.
Kelly Clarkson – Just love the gal – Breakaway: listen, says it all about moving on and taking control of your life.
Reader Suggestion: Thanks to Erica – Jewel’s Strong Woman: this is the first time I have heard the song and love it, think you will too, I love the line will love myself more than anyone else:
Great one Deborah, I love this song and hadn’t listened to it in a while. Added it to my Pandora.
recently suggested – great words, thank you Cait!
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