Today, Digital Sisterhood Network (DSN) is celebrating the power of healing music created and/or sung by women in honor of National Women’s History Month. Our celebration represents our commitment to sharing information and resources that support our Leadership, Lifestyle and Living Well initiative and AARP’s #CareSupport Campaign. AARP is a nonprofit organization that helps people who are 50 and over turn their goals and dreams into real possibilities, strengthens communities, and fights for the issues that matter most to families such as healthcare, employment security, and retirement planning.
“Music was my refuge,” says Dr. Maya Angelou, author and poet. Dr. Angelou’s wisdom reminds us that music helps us create sacred space inside of ourselves and in our families and homes. It keeps us company as we move through the cycles of life. It soothes our spirits, opens our hearts, and energizes our bodies. Check out some of our favorite women singers who create beautiful healing music below.
Rosa Passos is a Brazilian composer, singer, and guitarist born in Bahia State, Brazil. Passos’ music is great for listening to in the morning. Her sweet and soothing voice allows you to begin your day with grace. Click here to watch a video.
Keiki Matsui is a Japanese smooth jazz keyboardist and composer. Matsui’s music is a great for taking an afternoon break with tea, journaling, a short walk, or reading a book or magazine. Check out her amazing YouTube channel.
Snatam Kaur is an American singer and songwriter who performs Indian devotional music and kirtan. Her music is great for self-care moments that include acupuncture, massage, Reiki healing touch, and yoga. Listen to her sing “By The Grace.”
Yolanda Adams is an American gospel singer, record producer, actress, and radio host. Her music is great for moments when you need to be uplifted and energized. Her voice gives you hope. Click here to watch a video of her singing ‘This Too Shall Pass.”
Diana Krall is a Canadian jazz pianist and singer. Her music is wonderful to listen to while you soak in a soothing bath or have a relaxing dinner. It is elegant and reminds you how important it is to savor the small moments in life. Click here to watch a video of her singing “Fly Me to the Moon.”
Disclaimer: This blog post was written in support of Digital Sisterhood Network’s Leadership, Lifestyle and Living Well initiative and participation in AARP’s #CareSupport Campaign.