Your Playlist Can Change Your Life: 10 Proven Ways Your Favorite Music Can Revolutionize Your Health, Memory, Organization, Alertness and More

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Unlock the power of the songs in your pocket

Maybe you blast the speakers when you need to get pumped up. If that's all you do, though, you're not taking full advantage of the way music can help you. Listen to a slower track first and the one-two punch of the playlist can push you even higher. Overflowing with easy-to-use tips like these, Your Playlist Can Change Your Life is the first book to offer scientifically proven methods for using your ...

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Overview

Unlock the power of the songs in your pocket

Maybe you blast the speakers when you need to get pumped up. If that's all you do, though, you're not taking full advantage of the way music can help you. Listen to a slower track first and the one-two punch of the playlist can push you even higher. Overflowing with easy-to-use tips like these, Your Playlist Can Change Your Life is the first book to offer scientifically proven methods for using your favorite music to enhance your life. You'll discover how you can use the tunes you love to:

•Relieve anxiety
•Increase your alertness
•Feel happier
•Organize your brain
•Sharpen your memory
•Improve your mood
•Live creatively
•Enhance your ability to fight off stress, insomnia, depression, and even addiction

Teaching readers how to customize playlists for a feel-good prescription that has no side effects, Your Playlist Can Change Your Life offers a natural way to a better you simply by listening.

GALINA MINDLIN, MD, PHD, is an assistant professor of psychiatry at Columbia University, found of Brain Music Therepy (BMT) in the United States, and clinical and executive director of the BMT Center, NYC.

DON DUROUSSEAU, MBA, is a cognitive neuroscientist. He is the founder and chief executive officer of Human Bionics, LLC, and executive director of Peak Neurotraining Solutions, Inc.

JOSEPH CARDILLO, PHD, is the author of Be Like Water, among other books, and has taught at various universities.

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Editorial Reviews

New York Journal of Books
"Worthy of your attention...Your Playlist Can Change Your Life gets the reader-learner directly involved in the processes of choosing and then using music to enhance your life."
Library Journal
This distinctive book comes from the coordinated efforts of Mindlin (psychiatry, Columbia Univ.), Don DuRousseau (executive director, PEAK Neurotraining Solutions), and Joseph Cardillo (Be Like Water: Practical Wisdom from the Martial Arts), who propose that readers can use music to relieve anxiety, increase alertness, feel happier, and sharpen memory. The process involves picking songs you like, taking note of how the songs work, and then using them to create a particular mood or spirit. The authors provide numerous exercises, personal examples, and sample playlists for specific moods (e.g., getting rid of the blahs, relaxing before tests, and revving up lunch breaks). Although many readers have already found that playing "Johnny B. Goode" can transform washing the kitchen floor into dancing at a night club, this title lends a psychologist's perspective to a common behavior—well worth the purchase.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781402260247
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/1/2012
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 790,282
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Galina Mindlin, MD, PhD, assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at Columbia University, is the founder of BMT (Brain Music Therapy). Don DuRousseau, BS, MBA, is founder/CEO of Human Bionics Llc., and executive director of Peak Neurotraining Solutions, Inc. www.peaknt.com Joseph Cardillo, PhD, professor, is a top-selling author in holistic psychology and mind-body medicine. www.brainmusictreatment.com

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments xiii

Introduction 1

Chapter 1 How to Use Music to Make Your Mind Flow 9

Chapter 2 How to Use Music to Keep Your Mind Flowing 29

Chapter 3 How to Use Music to Alleviate Anxiety 51

Chapter 4 How Music Can Increase Your Alertness 73

Chapter 5 How to Use Music to Feel Happier 91

Chapter 6 How Music Can Organize Your Brain 115

Chapter 7 How Music Can Sharpen Your Memory 137

Chapter 8 How to Use Music to Improve Your Mood 161

Chapter 9 How to Use Music to Live Creatively 183

Chapter 10 How to Use Your Brain's Own Music 197

Conclusion 215

Glossary 217

Index 225

About the Authors 231

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  • Posted January 15, 2012

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    Power of Music

    “Your Playlist Can Change Your Life” by Galina Mindlin, Don Durousseau, and Joseph Cardillo is a fun book that contains information on how music can be used as a force of healing. It was great that they all shared how to use musical playlists as instruments towards boosting happiness. The following is some of the engaging information shared in this book:



    Page 49: Link between music, exercise, and improved well-being.



    Pages 66-67: Ideas are shared on examples of playlists to create (such as the one for boosting a sense of calm).



    Page 141: It is explained why music increases memory storage in the brain.



    Pages 184-195: There is data given on combining music with a creative life.



    “Your Playlist Can Change Your Life” is a book that is best for the many who enjoy reading about ideas for using music towards greater joy.

    4 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 25, 2013

    Great book!

    Understand the power of music and how to use it in your everyday life. Your playlist CAN chang your life!

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