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Well-being and music

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What do we listen to when we need to take care of ourselves?

"Self-care" became a common discussion topic at the start of the pandemic to the extent that it's now not unheard of for relative strangers to share their life-hacks with each other. So, as we come to the end of 2022, with all of the stress and craziness that come from turning the page of a calendar, we offer you a life-tested playlist for well-being: deep cuts our guests recommend for those moments when you want to pull back, recharge, take stock, reset, and find that special sweet spot between listening-and-hearing where you connect with your wellness and can be restored.

Many thanks to all our panelists today. And from all of us at the Hear Me Now Podcast, we hope the year ahead is sweet.

You'll find the (nearly) complete Well-being Playlist on Apple Music and on Spotify. And you can download a printable list, too. A few cuts heard on the podcast episode are not available on streaming services but are available for you to hear elsewhere: "Don't Think Twice" ft. Billy Strings, "Barbara Allen" ft. Emmy Rossum, "Barbara Allen" ft. Emmylou Harris, and an unplugged version of Spencer LaJoye's "Plowshare Prayer," as heard on the podcast.

Outreach & Marketing Liaison
Guest on the debut of this podcast: Ep. 001 "I see you. I hear you. And I ache for you" and on Ep. 022 "George Floyd revisited: Our first anniversary."
Vashon Island, Wash.
"Love's in Need of Love Today" by Stevie Wonder on "Songs in the Key of Life"

PRODUCERS' PANEL: Melody Fawcett
Care Experience Manager
Tukwila, Wash.
"Spanish Steps" by Van Morrison on "Poetic Champions Compose"
Trauma Surgeon & Founder of the BRICthe Bullet-Related Injury Clinic
Recent guest on this podcast: Ep. 50 "When Bullets Wound"
Saint Louis, Mo.
"Chrysalism" by Toonorth on "Chillhop Essentials Spring 2020"
"Go Up Moses" by Roberta Flack on "Quiet Fire"
"Right On" by the Roots, Joanna Newsom, STS" on "How I Got Over"
"Three Little Birds" by Bob Marley & The Wailers on "Legend — The Best of Bob Marley"
"Song Song" by Ben Wendel on "What We Bring"
Author, "NeuroTribes: the Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity"
Recent guest on this podcast: Ep. 57 "Neurodiversity"
San Francisco, Calif.
"Kids and Dogs" by David Crosby (ft. Jerry Garcia) on "If Only I Could Remember My Name"
Swedish First Hill Family Medicine Global Health Residency
Recent guest on this podcast: Ep. 54 "Family medicine building bridges"
Seattle, Wash./Mangochi, Malawi
"Particula" by Major Lazer & DJ Maphorisa on "Know No Better"
Saint Louis, Mo.
"The Breaking of the Fellowship" by Howard Shore on "LOTR: The Fellowship of the Ring"
"Days of the Ring" by Howard Shore on "LOTR: The Return of the King"
Executive Director, Communications
Providence Health
Dana Point, Calif.
"Don't Think Twice, It's All Right" by Bob Dylan performed by Billy Strings
Writer and Host of Music Inside Out
Guest on this podcast: Ep. 007 "COVID winter strategies"
New Orleans, La.
Two recordings of "Barbara Allen" (trad.) sung first by Emmy Rossum and then by Emmylou Harris.
NPR host and producer, musician
Silver Spring, Md.
"Opening" by Michael Reisman, Philip Glass, and The Philip Glass Ensemble on "Glassworks."
"Retracing Home" by Bob Boilen on "Hidden Smiles."
Alexandra Beers
Brooklyn, N.Y.
"Someone to Watch Over Me" by Ira Gershwin performed by Keith Jarrett from "The Melody at Night, With You."
Palliative Care Physician and Founder of the Providence Institute for Human Caring
Missoula, Mont.
"My Life" by Iris DeMent from "My Life."
Communications Manager
Los Angeles, Calif.
"Plowshare Prayer" by Spencer LaJoye
Host and co-producer of the Hear Me Now Podcast
Saint Louis, Mo.
"1/2" by Brian Eno from "Ambient 1: Music for Airports"


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  • Melody Fawcett
  • LJ Punch M.D.
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  • Anna McDonald M.D.
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  • Mike Drummond
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