Choral singing and mind

Choral singing and mind

 


New research points to one reason joining a choir boost mental health.

Bay area is getting more cars and stress. Last few years, bay areas populations increase so, more cars more stress and anxiety develop recently.

The morning commute is getting tough too. Especially when people “Honk”.

I don’t like when people honk, we are not used to. Used to be very rude. We don’t have the habit to honk anybody.

As soon as I listen to my favorite song. It lowers my stress level.

I think joining Choral is a good idea for anybody, it will make their stressful life to simple good life.

points to one reason joining a choir boost mental health. The new research points to one reason joining a choir boost mental health.

The study “supports the existence of a specific ‘choir effect,'” write psychologists Julie Lynch and Charlotte Wilson of Trinity College Dublin. Their research is published in the journal Psychology of Music.

A wealth of academic research demonstrates an empirical link between choral singing and well-being. This study investigated the construct of state mindfulness as a potential generative mechanism by which this link exists. A within-subject design measured levels of state mindfulness in choristers before and after a choir rehearsal. Assessing state mindfulness before and after listening to a piece of music at home acted as the control condition. State mindfulness was assessed by the Mindful State Questionnaire (MSQ) among a sample of 83 adult amateur choristers (65 females, mean age 51.9 years). The development and psychometric properties of the MSQ are described. Paired t-tests revealed significant increases in levels of state mindfulness for both conditions (choir singing; t = 10.82, p < .001, η2 = 0.58; listening to music; t = 4.48, p < .001, η2 = 0.21), however the effect sizes and confidence intervals indicated a far greater effect for the choral singing condition.

According to their research. The research result  include, “I am aware of my feelings without getting lost in them”; “I am finding it easy to concentrate on what I am doing”; and “I am daydreaming, worrying, or otherwise distracted.”

http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0305735617729452

https://psmag.com/news/dont-let-your-mind-miss-out-on-a-prime-opera-tunity

https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/honk

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Slow and Scenic…Traveling Amtrak’s Coast Starlight

We always see it, want to take Amtrak whenever we go to Los Angeles. We have never gone on Amtrak. We use Cal Train, sometimes.

Amtrak’s are so cool.:)  It’s FUN!!!!

In response to enthusiasm shared with friends about last month’s travels with mom aboard Amtrak’s Coast Starlight, I’m frequently asked, “Was it on time?” It seems almost everyone has heard a story of someone grossly inconvenienced by a late arriving train. While it is true that scheduled station stops do tend to be more approximate […]

via Slow and Scenic…Traveling Amtrak’s Coast Starlight — breathelighter

The Flintstone House or “The Barbapapa House”

The Flintstone House or “The Barbapapa House”


Flintstone house in Hillsborough, California has always been fascinating for me.  Whenever we drive to San Francisco via I280, we see the Flintstone house from the highway.  This house used to be only one color but few years back they paint it with more colors.

This house looks different from other houses and is very noticeable from the highway.   I love this house.  It is so creative, and full of art work.

The house is also known as “The Barbapapa House,” deriving its name from “Barbapapa“, a character and series of books created by “Annette Tison” and “Talus Taylor” in the 1970s.

The house recently sold for $2.8 million.  According to Julie Zubiate of Redfin, the buyer’s agent. “The buyer loves that the house is a piece of art, inside and out,” And the buyer “has always loved seeing the house when driving along Interstate Highway 280,”

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Flintstone_House

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barbapapa

Lombard Street

Lombard Street

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I always thinking to go to Lombard Street, but it has crooked streets so i was always so scared to go their. Lombard Street is very beautiful with good view we can admire so much. I found this video so wanted to share. 🙂

Big Sur

Big Sur

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One of the best ways to go from Monterey to Los Angeles is for the coast called Big Sur, this part of 140 kms it is amazing with some cliffs and curvy roads ,wonderful to enjoy stopping in the places to see the landscape and the colour of the sea, actually when I went it […]

via Big Sur-California-Usa — Travelling around the world

The Phelan Building for WPC Curve

The Phelan Building is a San Francisco Designated Landmark, at the meeting point of Market Street, O’Farrell Street, and Grant Ave. The building was designed by William Curlett. The original building was damaged by the 1906 earthquake and fire. The building above is a future home of a bank. WPC: Curve Thank you for visiting!

via The Phelan Building for WPC Curve — The World Is a Book…