March 2020 has arguably been one of the most harrowing and surprising times this world has seen. This is a really unique time for us to find some lemonade with this sour lemon we’ve been handed. This is a time where we need to cultivate as much peace, love, and joy within our physical home as well as our internal home where our Self resides. This is a time for us to re-align with our values of family, solidarity, and simplicity. Are we keeping our internal homes clean, free of clutter, and supportive?

Are we intentional about our social space (i.e., who we surround ourselves with, allow ourselves to influence and be influenced by, and are these relationships meaningful and fulfilling)? What better time than now to re-connect, re-evaluate, re-new, and re-grow, all the while maintaining our sense of humanity and compassion for all. We’re all going through this together.

A change is upon us and we, individually and collectively, will choose how we are changed hereafter …

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Today, I want to share my current music playlist with you.

Why?

Because music transcends time, space, language, borders, and differences. Music makes us feel, and can inspire, evoke, console, and heal. Music brings people together.

With all of these artists below, I can see their hearts up close.

Here’s my personal playlist I’d like to share with you. Please take a listen if you’d like:

1. Us (James Bay)

2. Wild Hearts Can’t Be Broken (P!nk)

3. Rise Up (Andra Day)

4. Beneath Your Beautiful (Labrinth feat. Emeli Sandé)

5. Ocean (Martin Garrix feat. Khalid)

6. Chances (Backstreet Boys)

*This gets a special shout out. I grew up with the Backstreet Boys, figuratively speaking, since I was 9 years old. Their music got me through junior high, high school, college, graduate school, and beyond. Their records are still loaded in my car. Yes, I have an old car. And their songs still bring me back and inspire me altogether. They’ve been together for 27 years, and I look forward to continuing to grow up to the sound of their music. KTBSPA 🙂

7. Never Enough (Kelly Clarkson)

8. You Say (Lauren Daigle)

9. Desi Girl / Down (Penn Masala)

10. Holy War (Alicia Keys)

11. I Lived (One Republic)

12. Whatever It Takes (Imagine Dragons)

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If you could share your playlist with someone, who would that person be?

Do you have that person in your mind?

Good.

I dare you to share your heart today.

Here’s to music, memories, hope, and finding silver linings and sun rays in the darkest of days.

Supriya

Photograph by Zach Lezniewicz