Monday, December 10, 2012

Why Country & Folk Music Are Best for Relaxing Afternoons

The sounds of country music are common on those perfect afternoon days when the weather is perfect and the outdoors call out. It is that time when the chores must wait for another day. It is that time to just relax. These are a few reasons why country music and folk music are the best for relaxing afternoons.

Familiarity


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Country music is relaxing because everyone is familiar with the words. It is easy to pick up the notes in the middle of song. Since it is already known, there is no stressing out about learning new words. Simple familiarity with the tune is enough to lower your blood pressure. Whereas with rap and rock, the words are undecipherable and just hard to sing along with.

Relating to the Song

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A lot of country music is about the story. There is this personal connection that allows people to relate to it. It makes people feel that they aren't alone with their problems. Sharing common problems takes some of the stress out of the situation and allows for relaxation. Rap doesn't tell a good story and rock just doesn't have any good ones.

Time Out

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Another thing that folk music does is give you a time out from a stressful situation. For the time that the song is playing, you aren't thinking about your problems. You are thinking about the music itself. This break gives you time to take a deep breath, belt out a few notes, and just concentrate on something that is fun. Rock can raise your anxiety levels and rap can grate on your nerves.

Acknowledging the Emotions

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Country music is full of emotional context. There is a song for just about every emotion from the sadness of a broken heart to the elation of new love. In order to help yourself relax, it helps to understand your own feelings. Sometimes, all you need is a little push. There is a major reduction in stress after expressing those feelings. But it isn't just about the sad times, country music also acknowledges the happier times. Emotion expressed through rap and rock often sound off-key.

Hanging Out With Friends

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There is something about country music that brings people together. It is hard to describe, but there is a magic in the songs that brings friends closer together. Spending time with your friends is a treat that gets sidelined during busy times. Just getting the chance to share some Zac Brown Band tickets is a great way to reconnect. Rap is more of an acquired taste and something not easily shared. Rock tends to cover any great conversations.

Country music has many aspects that complement a relaxing afternoon. It is helpful in reducing stress levels because of its familiarity and popularity. Other types of music just don't have that same type of personal connection that allows you to spend time relaxing on warm afternoons.

Friday, November 23, 2012

Plus Size Prom Dresses

Whoever says “big isn’t sexy, or attractive” is sorely mistaken.  It’s only a matter of fashion and style.  Having trouble finding a prom dress that matches your body size?? You need not look far. Just visit sydneyscloset.com. They have a wide selection of plus size prom dresses under $200. With their 2012 stocks available and 2013 stocks coming very soon also at affordable prices, all possible choices are yours for choosing!

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Your Textile Miracle Resource

Textiles or fabrics are not only for wearing or fashion…there are many creative ways to make use of these materials. Like silk duponi and batik, these are good material for clothing, but not limited to it. For weddings, anniversaries, formal occasions, school events, theatre plays, movie production, dance production, or any event for that matter… silk and batik are as versatile as can be. You can also use them in your house for many kinds of decoration treatments: drapery panels, window treatments, table runners, table cloths, accents on tables and chairs, or accents on sofa backs and arms. The use goes as far as the imagination would take you. If you’re looking for Imported Textiles Charlotte, just visit www.miracle-resources.com and your eyes will feast upon the variety of colors, designs, patterns and prints of unique imported batik and silk duponi. If you want authentic, you’ll find it there. When I found this specially designed batik, I ordered right away thinking I’ll make a lovely dress of it. But when I was holding it and saw how lovely it was, I didn’t have the heart to cut it, so I mounted it on the wall as d├ęcor in my my living area.

I Get It!

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Monday, October 22, 2012

Hand Woven Bands

It is every bride's dream for her own wedding to be unique and memorable. Believe it or not, a relationship could get rocky just about anytime. During those crucial moments…whether you stick it out or bail out, what usually makes the difference between making up and breaking up is the memories that the couple had together. With that belief, I appreciate the importance of a wedding ring in a marriage. Literally, it's a constant and simple reminder of my commitment to my husband; essentially, our unique wedding bands hold so much meaning in our relationship. So, when he slipped into my finger this two-tone hand-braided wedding ring studded with a diamond from his grandma’s ring, I just knew that our marriage is one made in heaven! A proud owner of a handmade one-of-a-kind braided wedding band, I won’t hesitate recommending Todd Alan’s creations to any couple for any special occasion. At handwovenbands.com, you are completely free to personalize it with assurance that your design is original and it’s just for you. unique wedding rings are guaranteed as each piece is a work of art with the signature style of Todd Alan’s rare artistry. My ring is a combined element of artistry and love. Satisfaction, guaranteed!

 

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