Stuck at Home (together)
What’s the Rhythm of Your Home?
There are a number of scientific studies that point to a range of positive health impact from listening to music, from the easing perceived intensity of pain and helping brain cognition (when played in background), to elevating moods, reducing anxiety, and relieving stress. Playing music has another list of benefits, so while listening along, we encourage you to tap out the rhythm, provide accompaniment with the instrument of your choice, and sing. SING!
So, turn the music on and share your favorite songs to the Stuck at Home (together) Playlist! Share your favorite songs using the survey form below.
Move to Your Favorite Playlists!
Now that so many of us are secluded in the safety of our homes, there is no reason why we shouldn’t all be dancing for 20 minutes to prepare for our next Zoom meeting, or have a mini-dance party before we try to refocus our kids to their digital learning.
Put on music or create a playlist that will guarantee movement. Think about adding it to your kid’s schedule. Even if you have physical challenges, adjust the movements to what is safe and comfortable to you. We can all remain seated or hold on to the back of a chair to ensure we are balanced.
Why add dancing to your pre-meeting routine?
Dancing is a form of aerobic exercise that has physical, mental, and emotional benefits. It can help to build strength, balance, as well as self-esteem. Want to show up to your next meeting feeling confident, strong, and mentally sharp? Incorporate dance into your pre-meeting routine.
To get the music started, we tapped a good friend of the UnLonely Project and a powerful performer himself, Alonzo. With his recent video, “Save Me from Myself,” he shares his story of making his way through trying times in his life.
Stuck at Home (together)!
We'll let you know when new Creativity Challenges are available, along with other tips and updates we have to share!
The Stuck at Home (together) initiative is partially funded through the generous support of:
Thanks to these partnering organizations:
The mission of the Foundation for Art & Healing is to promote creative arts expression as a means to improve health and well-being for individuals and communities. Our signature program, The UnLonely Project, broadens public awareness of the negative physical and mental health consequences of loneliness associated with a wide range of living conditions and circumstances while also exploring and promoting creative arts-based approaches to reduce the burden.
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