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Tripper11 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-20-11 07:17 AM
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Need some long, soothing music
Hi,

So much going on in our lives. Family being torn apart, but we're working to keep it together.
I may talk about it later.
Currently, I listen to Symphony station on XM. I like that there are no lyrics, only music I can lose myself in. Most of it tends to be very relaxing.
There was some choral/choirs this morning when I came into work(I work an overnight shift) and I literally got to work, and sat in my truck, the music just loud enough to drown out any city noise, but not overbearing, and I closed my eyes and just listened, and breathed.
It helped a little. It's going to take more than music, but we're working on that.

That said, can anyone here recommend some soothing, calming music I can download to my mp3 player and computer.
I need access to it other than my 25 minute commute.

Also, looking into Buddhism and meditation to try and right myself, or start that process.

Thanks in advance.
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HereSince1628 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-20-11 08:09 AM
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1. Die Moldau is soothing, this free download is about 11 min
Edited on Mon Jun-20-11 08:22 AM by HereSince1628
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XDjE6H5HqWk

Because of the way that it builds in intensity, I find it is also uplifing and stimulating and so can lead into positive mood changes.

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elleng Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-20-11 12:42 PM
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3. Hey Here, was just gonna suggest that piece!
Edited on Mon Jun-20-11 12:49 PM by elleng
Saw/heard it performed in Prague few years ago. A real treat.

Couple more here:

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
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elleng Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-20-11 12:49 PM
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4. dupe
Edited on Mon Jun-20-11 12:50 PM by elleng
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HereSince1628 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-20-11 06:41 PM
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6. As they say great minds think alike...
apparently even when they are thinking about stress relief!

It must have been great to hear it live.
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elleng Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-20-11 06:47 PM
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7. Was REALLY great, Here, a delight.
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mopinko Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-20-11 11:36 AM
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2. meditation is very helpful
even just doing what you are doing- taking some time for yourself. i found myself really needing music, getting ferocious earworms. mine were more along the lines of eric clapton and steve earle, tho.

some meditation and acceptance can be very healing. worth working on.

best of luck. keep in touch.
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Tripper11 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-20-11 01:15 PM
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5. Thanks for the responses....
I will start the downloading immediately.

I will likely start opening up a little in the next few days about what's going on.
It's all very overwhelming right now.
I assure you I am not thinking about harming myself or others, it's more of a family thing. In other words it's not me, it's them. And I am not intending on blaming.

Thanks for the music notes and I will check back for more,,,,
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-23-11 03:46 PM
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8. The Brandenburg Concertos are all on YouTube
Edited on Thu Jun-23-11 03:47 PM by EFerrari

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MDrLX7FXba4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s20qUN39OyI&feature=rela...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FlcDsUJjUxc&feature=rela...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EmIHESHE3EM&feature=rela...

(and all the rest)

These are the only pieces of classical music I bought at ITunes because they're my mental ambulance. But a more patient person could listen to them on YouTube. :)
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mopinko Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-23-11 04:12 PM
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9. mental ambulance. i'm stealing that one.
hope you are well.
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-23-11 05:12 PM
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10. Coming out of a heat wave here.
I've got to get my damn car on the road, put Kid in it and go find some water. The horse boarders have been using the water nonstop so getting a shower or doing laundry or cooking has been impossible. Yesterday I managed to get custody for ten minutes and I hid behind my truck with the hose and Kid pretended not to see me until I got her but good.

That's how we used to plan our camping trips - how far can we drive in one day and still park our butts in a bunch of water before dinner?

lol

You okay? :hi:
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mopinko Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-23-11 06:27 PM
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14. i'm hanging in there.
wish i had a better answer than that. but i have been gardening my butt off, and that is always good.
i'll trade you some of our rain for some of your heat. if we don't get some sun soon, this will all be for naught.
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mopinko Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-23-11 06:27 PM
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15. i'm hanging in there.
wish i had a better answer than that. but i have been gardening my butt off, and that is always good.
i'll trade you some of our rain for some of your heat. if we don't get some sun soon, this will all be for naught.
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elleng Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-23-11 05:17 PM
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11. Nice BUT
that's my pos 'stranged' husb's name! Hear it all the time, every day!
(Daughters too, of course, but engaged one planning to 'change' her name!)\
:hi:
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-23-11 05:26 PM
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12. Oh, no! Well, you could call them by the numbers?
Go around the pos!

:hi:
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elleng Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-23-11 06:00 PM
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13. Sure, if I could REMEMBER!
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elleng Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-24-11 02:06 AM
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16. And received another pos missive from the grand pos, at 11pm!
Took de-stress prescription, wrote my attorney, + trying to sleep.

:mad:
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