The Jim Donovan Blog

How stroke victims are using music to speed up their recovery

Mar 01, 2021
 

As I often say, music is a powerful force for healing.

Today, I want to share how it’s being used to aid stroke victims in their recovery.

A recent study from the University of Helsinki in...

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Create More Happiness This Year Using Your "Happy Chemicals"

Feb 10, 2021

Let’s face it… We could all use a little happiness boost these days.

2020 has been so disorienting and stressful that truly feeling happy can feel downright impossible at times.

But I...

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Are These Everyday Sounds Harming Your Heart?

Feb 10, 2021

It’s my mission to teach you about all the ways sound works to improve your health. I feel it’s also my responsibility to educate you about how sound can be harmful, too.

Today,...

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The Secret Behind Sound’s Healing Powers

Feb 09, 2021

 

Typically, you’ll reach for a Band-Aid whenever you get a nick, scrape, or cut.

Obviously, a Band-Aid can’t heal your injury—but it can stop the bleeding and protect your...

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11 Surprising Health Benefits of Rhythm

Feb 09, 2021

Since the dawn of human civilization mankind has been drumming and dancing.

If you study indigenous cultures—from the past to the present—you'll easily find common threads of rhythm...

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How Laughter Really IS Medicine

Jan 31, 2021

 

Some of my most cherished childhood memories involve laughing with my dad.

I can vividly remember his uncontrollable laughter as we watched the comedic genius of Robin Williams and Jonathan...

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The Best Tool to Help Shed Those Extra "Quarantine Pounds"

Jan 31, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted life as we know it. And all this extra time spent at home and outside of our routines has made it very easy to gain weight. (Some people are calling it the...

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Is Your Music Hurting Your Pet?

Jan 31, 2021

Today I want to let you in on a disturbing finding every pet owner needs to know.

I’d like to start by telling you about my little dog, Merf.

He’s by far the most popular member...

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Panic Attack First-Aid — Video Tutorial Included

Jan 17, 2021
 

The first time I had one, I thought it was a heart attack. Luckily, I had my wife Tracey to talk me through it.

People in the throes of a panic attack often believe they’re suffering from a...

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Stand Up Against the Dangers of “Sitting Disease”

Jan 15, 2021

Right now you’re likely doing one of the worst possible things for your health: Sitting.

Dr. James Levine, obesity expert and professor of medicine at the Mayo Clinic, warns, “Sitting...

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