And no, I’m not only referring to the “dear diary” type of journaling. Unless that’s your jam, then by all means, go right ahead. The practice of journaling can include anything from a food journal, a fitness journal, a gratitude journal, a ‘mind dump’ journal, a memory journal, or even a simple to-do list.
If you have watched the movie CODA, you’ve probably recognized the song that actress Emilia Jones sang in sign language for her audition at Berklee College of Music. Her own rendition of “Both Sides, Now” brought many audiences to tears when they saw and listened to her voice, honoring the lyrics of Joni Mitchell who originally created the song. In our younger years, we often think about ourselves, but this song teaches us to appreciate the little things in life because nothing is permanent in this life.
If there is one person who could mix folklorico music culture with sweet modern tastes well, it is Natalia Lafourcade. Kind and pixie-like, Natalia Lafourcade has set the stage for many singers who are reconnecting with their roots. Some of the popular songs she sang included “Nada es Verdad,” “Nunca es Suficiente,” and “Soledad y el Mar.”
Dua Lipa, the three time Grammy award winner and singer of the most streamed song in 2021, visited Stephen Colbert on “The Late Night Show.” There were several great topics touched on during this interview. Lipa asked how Colbert felt about his faith and comedy overlapping. The pair also talked about Lipa’s “Future Nostalgia” World Tour. Then Lipa began reminiscing on how she was in a bikini and cowboy hat when Elton John FaceTimed her to collaborate on the song “Cold Heart.”
Journaling is something that many promise to do but never follow through with. I get it. It is easier said than done. Did you know that there are several unexpected benefits to journaling daily?