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Awesome Music Project
Awesome Music Project: Songs of Hope and Happiness | Terry Stuart
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"I've always been a musician," writes astronaut Chris Hadfield in The Awesome Music Project: Songs of Hope and Happiness. "I think we all are, it's just that only some of us learn to play instruments." So why did Hadfield sing a David Bowie song in space, inspiring 40 million Earthbound YouTubers to sing along? New neurological research provides the answer: music is good for us. It heals and soothes; it connects us to other people, and the divine; it improves our mental, emotional and physical health, wards off loneliness and depression, and even delays dementia. And sometimes it just makes us feel good. Now music therapy is being used to combat many mental health issues, including autism and learning difficulties. Millions of people could lead better lives if they listened to and played more music. The Awesome Music Project: Songs of Hope and Happiness explores this magical and powerful force through the true stories of dozens of Canadians from across our country. Some are well known--astronaut Hadfield, singer Michael Bubl, skier Jennifer Heil, TV presenter Nobu Adilman, musician Danny Michel--but most are not: teachers, cab drivers, artists, tech entrepreneurs, high school children. What they share is a love for the uplifting, healing power of music. This beautifully designed illustrated book is a life-affirming compilation bursting with stories of the uplifting, healing power of song. All profits will go to the Canadian Centre for Addiction and Mental Health Research, the country's largest mental health and addiction teaching hospital and one of the world's leading research centres in these areas. Music is a wonderful gift, and so is The Awesome Music Project. As Shakespeare almost said, "If music be the food of love, read on."
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This is so me. Quote is from “Belting It Out” by Amanda Lang, on pages 94 & 95 of the book “The Awesome Music Project Canada.”

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This book was just released today for World Mental Health Day, and my copy arrived today - I‘m very much looking forward to reading it.
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