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The Power of Music to Relieve Stress

(Trent with clouds, top of Wasatch)

I've been dealing with my own stress issues lately in the midst of my preparation for the American Board of Anesthesiology oral board exam (the final step to getting board certified!). Just last night, I was up for at least an hour at 3 am replaying mock oral exam scenarios in my head, the adverse events that had been thrown at me intertwining with visions of my planned cases for the next work day... along with thinking about the pros and cons of moving to a different house (which is not an item on our upcoming agenda)...?? How the brain works is sometimes a mystery, isn't it?

So during my groggy, coffee-soaked morning prep for work, my ears perked up at this segment on NPR. The featured music group, Cloud Cult, is coming out with a new album. Their music reminded me of something you would hear wafting through the racks while shopping for another pair of brightly colored skinnies at Anthropologie, but the words struck me as rich, inspiring a…