Panacea was the goddess of all remedies.
In Greek mythology, she was the daughter of
Asclepius, the god of medicine, and Epione,
the goddess of soothing pain.
Panacea was always carrying a magical potion
with her, with which she used to cure all the sick.
She also had four sisters and four bothers, all
relating to health and medicine.
Listening to music is one of the most important
things for me.
I have a favourite radio station, which I switch on
the moment I wake up every morning, and keep it on
until the moment I sleep at night;
with quiet intervals only when I am out of the house.
Although I listen to all kinds of music, because each
has something different to offer, at this stage of my
life, I mostly prefer the popular and dancing kinds.
Music makes me feel more positive, better satisfied
and really pleased.
It gives me energy and uplifts my spirits.
I have cried repeatedly listening to a favourite piece.
I can never imagine my life without music.
Music is an extremely powerful tool, and a huge part
of our lives from the earliest times in human history.
All cultures since ancient times used music in their
rituals and ceremonies.
According to research, experiencing exciting music
releases pleasure chemicals in the brain similar to
eating your favourite foods or having intercourse.
The Good Things
Music is so powerful that it can influence your thoughts,
emotions, feelings as well as behaviours and attitudes.
Some of its most profound and potent physical and
psychological effects are as follows:
a) It reduces stress and anxiety similar to getting
b) It enhances endurance and assists during all kinds
c) It reduces depression and elevates mood.
d) It helps people have better quality of sleep .
e) It stengthens learning and remembering information.
f) It relaxes muscle tension all over the body.
g) It keeps the ageing brain healthy and youthful.
h) It increases visual and verbal intelligence.
i) It exhibits similar effects to meditation.
j) It is a motivation and endurance enhancer.
k) It improves concentration and focus.
l) It helps managing and reducing pain overall.
m) It aids memory, intelligence and performance.
n) It helps speed up recovery from illness.
o) It helps people eat less and lose weight.
p) It improves blood vessel functioning and health.
q) It improves visual and verbal skills.
r) It improves the immune system’s functioning.
Music has the ability to influence our brain waves,
our heart rate and breathing, as well as our total
state of mind.
It can make you feel happy and contented, sad and
pessimistic, excited, energised, confident and hopeful
as well as invigorated.
Listen to music in your every day life as follows:
1) In the morning, as soon as you wake up switch on
your radio to your favourite station, and start your day
2) In your car driving to work or shops, play your
preferred music to relieve stress and tension, and take
your mind off the traffic.
3) During working hours, play some background music
to make you feel more creative and productive.
4) In your kitchen cooking your meals, listen to your
favoured tracks to make the whole experience much
5) When having lunch and dinner, put soft music on to
make you feel more relaxed and improve the atmosphere.
Not only you will eat less but you will also digest your
6) During the day when cleaning your house, listen to
your chosen music to feel more energetic and enjoy
your chores to a greater extent.
7) At night when in bed, play your music to help you
drift off to sleep nicely and pleasantly.
Music is always a very individual preference, relating
to your influences and experiences in life.
So play only the kind of music that makes you pesonally
feel good and satisfied, no matter what the trends are.