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“I don’t sing because I’m happy, I’m happy because I sing” William James

When is the last time you belted out your favorite tune? Singing, even when off-key, is one of the easiest and quickest ways to perform self-care. Scientists have found that singing can have a calming but energizing effect on people; it can also help tame stress, lift the spirits, improve concentration, increase memory recollection, improve mental alertness, as well as alleviate anxiety and stress1. You can sing new songs, old songs, songs in your primary language, songs in a foreign language, funny songs, or sad songs: the important thing is just to sing.

Below are a few links to spark some vocal inspiration:

50 Songs for Parents and Kids

The 51 Best Kids’ Songs Almost Any Parent Can Sing

50 Best Karaoke Songs
https://www.timeout.com/newyork/music/the-50-best-karaoke-songs-ever

Online Choir Performances
https://blog.chorusconnection.com/virtual-choirs-in-2020

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1 https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/advertising/todayshealthywoman/ct-ss-thw-health-benefits-of-singing-a-tune-20180314dto-story.html