The weekend ended with the Grammys. Always an interesting show - usually some stellar, once in a lifetime performances (see Michael Jackson, and my all-time favorite, Mary J Blige). Though this show wasn't killer, the speech that accompanied Logic's suicide prevention anthem was very powerful - I've included it below.
These two experiences coming close together really speak to the power of music, but also the importance of each individual, the struggles we all face every day, and the difficulties many have just coping. Music has the ability to evoke extraordinary emotions. These emotions can also be used to our advantage, improving our sense of well-being and generally improving our moods.
Today our biggest challenges come from how we respond to the constant assaults we face in all walks of life. Five pillars need attention - diet, activity, sleep, stress management and love. If we are inadequately attending to any of these, the structure of our body will start to fail.
If you know people who are left out, whatever that looks like, try to reach out and provide some support. You really will never know the difference you can make - even the slightest effort can manifest huge rewards for all involved.
Be well and be kind.
Logic, Alessia Cara and Khalid perform suicide-awareness song “1-800-273-8255.” (Photo: ROBERT DEUTSCH/USA TODAY)
Black is beautiful. Hate is ugly. Women are as precious as they are stronger than any man I have ever met. And unto them I say: Stand tall and crush all predators under the weight of your heart that is full of the love they will never take away from you. Be not scared to use your voice, and especially in instances like these when you have the opportunity. Stand and fight for those who are not weak, but have yet to discover the strength that the evil of this world has done its best to conceal. To all the beautiful countries filled with culture, diversity and thousands of years of history, you are not shitholes! And lastly, on behalf of those who fight for equality in a world that is not equal, not just and not ready for the change we are here to bring. I say unto you, bring us your tired, your poor and any immigrant who seeks refuge. For together, we can build not just a better country, but a world that is destined to be united. -- Logic
Bruce L. Feldman, MD
Dr Bruce is an advocate for health. You need to be your own health advocate. His blog offers his opinions and insights on numerous topics he believes might be of interest. Hope you agree!