Build a Balanced Music Diet

When selecting music, your music listening habits will tell a story about you. When you intentionally access music within a balanced diet, an amazing effect may take place: your capacity grows to deal with more stress, simultaneously liberating peace and happiness, and reducing unsettledness.

  • Read articles by Music 4 Life® Founder Judith Pinkerton on ProCorner blog.
  • Watch the TEDxUNLV Talk Music Powers Potential.
  • Complete the free Self-Assessment to discover your red-line emotional shape and recommended music for a balanced diet.
  • Download the Music Medicine Boot Camp™ to arm yourself with life skills training to create your balanced music diet.

The Real Problem?

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"Stress Brake" CD can work in as little as 15 minutes to significantly reduce stress. Save health care costs by reducing stress, anxiety, anger, depression, sadness.

"The Stress Brake CD really calmed me down without any drugs or ambulances." — Dave H.

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The MEE™ Concert CD

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"The ‘MEE-Music Exercising Emotions Concert™â€™ CD really soothed and calmed me down from trembling and being in shock one hour after a car accident. Now, I can return to work and concentrate -- and listen again tonight!"

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"Music 4 Life® has opened my mind and heart to the power we have within us to create a life of health, joy, well-being and fellowship. It has brought me closer to understanding myself."

— G. Eric Miles, Actor & Poet

"The Music 4 Life® Music as Medicine webinar is wonderful and easily understood. Great examples used, good theory and application for public access and for the clinician to use. Solid and evidence-based. Judith's logical flow and knowledge make it educational and easy to listen to. Really very interesting!"

— Helen Dolas, M.S., MT-BC, CEO, Arts & Services for Disabled, Inc

"I suffered from clinical depression and anxiety disorder for 30 years. I began listening to Music 4 Life® CDs...every day for weeks and have not taken any medications for depression or anxiety for five months."

— Margaret C., Mother and Grandmother

"I know that the Stress Brake CD works. When I was co-producing the CD with Judith, I was going through my own personal struggles. By following the path that Judith set out for me, I know that a year later I’m a very different human being."

— Jeffrey Neiman, Musical Director for Clint Holmes

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The Sound of Healing

The Sound of Healing

"The Sound of Healing" do-it-yourself training book teaches you to make your music work like medicine.

"People take music for granted, but it's instrumental in getting us through the day. ... It's not something you can capture in a bottle and use as medicine, but in a way you can." - Natalie Cole, "The Sound of Healing" interview

"This fascinating dispel a...bad mood, can be an invaluable resource." - Billboard Magazine, June 22, 1996

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Listen to Music 4 Life® Radio Shows with licensed music therapist Judith Pinkerton.

"Your format adds a level of intimacy and emotional transparency that I believe goes far beyond any other kind of interview format.
Our discussion has brought my enthusiasm and commitment about that to a whole new level!" -- Dr. David Gruder, PhD, DCEP

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Note: If you are working with a mental health professional, consult with her or him about your Music 4 Life® online self-assessment results to determine the best course of action.

"Music creates a bridge for people to move out of thinking and into presence."
— Eckhart Tolle
"Take a music bath once or twice a week for a few seasons, and you will find that it is to the soul what the water bath is to the body."
— Oliver Wendell Holmes, Physician (1809-1894), U.S. Supreme Court
"Music benefits the healthy as well as the sick mind, with the difference that its effects are more obvious in the latter than in the former case."
— Max Schoen, Ph.D.
"Musical training is a more potent instrument than any other, because rhythm and harmony find their way into the secret places of the soul, on which they mightily fasten, imparting grace, and making the soul graceful, of him who is rightly educated."
— Plato
"Music has charms to soothe a savage breast."
— William Congreve (1697)
"The widespread occurrence of music among widely distributed peoples and varied cultures is evidence that in music we have a great psychological force. Most people recognize the deep effect of music upon human feeling."
— George Stevenson, M.D., Medical Director (1952), NAMH
“Music is the shorthand of emotion.”
— Leo Tolstoy (1828-1910)
"The only way of expressing emotion … is by finding … a set of objects, a situation, a chain of events which shall be the formula of that particular emotion; such that when the external facts, which must terminate in sensory experience, are given, the emotion is immediately evoked."
— George Elliot, Hamlet (1919)
"Music do I hear? Ha, ha! Keep time. How sour sweet music is, When time is broke, and no proportion kept! So it is in the music of men's lives."
— William Shakespeare, Richard II
"If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away."
— Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862)

Karen Campbell

Meet Karen Campbell, a Music 4 Life® Certified Advisor, who understands the value Music 4 Life® adds to her life and her clients' lives.

“Music 4 Life® works for me and my clients because I, as well as my clients, are using M4L CDs in moments of sadness or other unsettled moods to empower forward momentum that shift me and my clients into being grounded to take immediate action. We are then accountable for our life and not the situation.”

— Karen Campbell, Owner, The Spirit Within U – A Music 4 Life® Certified Advisor

The Real Problem

"...The real problem: people's instincts drive their music choices. Our natural instincts may create music listening habits that lock in problematic moods or repressed moods. How does that happen? Instincts drive our musical choices that match a mood, or avoid a mood, which may compound stress, anxiety, frustrations, depression or other unsettled moods..."

Read more Pinkerton, J. (March, 2012). Music Wellness Programs: Merging Self-Responsible Strategies, Corporate Wellness Magazine