Singing for Dear Life

When guided by intuition to sing, I got a quick flash of myself performing before applauding audiences at the Apollo in Harlem or at least in a cozy club in Brooklyn. A few voice lessons later, I realized that I was guided to sing, not for fame or fortune, but for health and well-being.  

Singing is holy, wholesome, awesome medicine.

Following is a list of the physical, emotional, and social benefits of singing (More Singing Please!)


  • Exercises our lungs (tones up our intercostal muscles and our diaphragm.
  • Can improve our sleep.
  • Benefits the heart and circulation by improving aerobic capacity and  decreases muscle tension.
  • Tones facial muscles.
  • Improves posture.
  • We can become more mentally alert.
  • Sinuses and respiratory tubes are opened up more.
  • The problem of snoring is lessened.
  • Pain-relieving endorphins are released.
  • The immune system is boosted enabling us to fight disease.
  • Anger, depression, and anxiety are reduced.
  • Use of music can help people to regain balance if affected by illness such as Parkinson’s disease.


  • Increase in self-esteem and confidence.
  • Increase in feelings of wellbeing.
  • Enhanced mood.
  • Stress reduction
  • Spiritually uplifting.
  • Encourages creativity.
  • Energizing.
  • Increases understanding and empathy between cultures.
  • Healing


  • Brings people together and encourages a sense of community.
  • A forum for fun, laughter, and support.
  • Safe and supportive.

Wednesday Sings! is a group of adults who seek weekly for fun, health and well-being, self-expression, and community.

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