mixtape love     Hey there, Darling Hearts! How are your High Vibe Playlists coming along? As promised, I’ve put mine together and I’m ready to share a few tracks with you! What good is is to make something if we don’t put our creations out there in the world, right? It’s okay if it’s not your cup of tea. What resonates with one person may not with another, and that’s kinda what makes music great. It allows you to take a single concept and express it in infinite, and infinitely different, ways. Why else would there be so many love songs?

I’m just going to highlight a few selections for this post. (Keep reading to the end  to get your hands on the entire list, though!) I had too many tracks to write about them all, but hopefully this gives you a taste of what to expect. I covered a lot of genres and decades, so there’d be no easy way to include everything here. Ready for a preview?

fuck yeah records

My first selection is “Home” by Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros. I know this song gets played quite a bit, but it’s actually the ringtone I set for my fella. I first heard it at the end of one of the episodes of Raising Hope where everyone is sitting around a dinner table smiling and it gave me happy goosebumps. It still does that even though I’ve heard it a thousand times.

I picked “Come to Me” by Koop because it used to come on the piped-in music at one of my favorite jobs as a makeup artist. I was doing regular facials and makeovers for women who were low in their self-care tanks and it was crazy-rewarding to be able to help them in that way. I loved this song because even though it was new at the time, it felt old and really familiar. I still feel joy whenever I listen to it.

I chose Van Morrison’s “Astral Weeks” for a couple of reasons. First, my dad liked Van Morrison quite a bit and his music always helps me stay close to him. The other reason is that this song is also on my self-care playlist that I put on during my weekly aromatherapy salt-bath soak. It totally relaxes me because it evokes that feeling you get when you just lay down in the grass and stare up at the sky (or in my case, lay down in the tub and stare up at the ceiling). There’s not much that makes me happier than being able to shut all of the noise of the week out and bliss out for a couple of hours.

So I don’t run you off with a novel of a post, I’ll cut my selections off here, but I should mention that I’m not finished with my list! This process ended up morphing into a project that feels better left open. As I’m reminded of something I love or discover something new, I want to be able to continue adding to my joy by adding to my playlist. If you’re having fun with this project, I recommend you do this, too. There’s something to be said for rediscovering a great song, but with the way my mind tends to jump from one thing to another, I’d so much rather keep them all in a safe place so I don’t have to go 15 years between listens. <3

tunes and tea

 In case you’re curious about the songs I highlighted or want to follow along as I add things to my playlist, I saved my selections to Spotify so you can join in the fun! In fact, if you’re on Spotify and you decide to post yours too, shoot me a comment so I can follow you. Swapping music is one of my favorite things to do, and I’d love to see what gets your spirits up! I hope the week ahead of you is a wonderful one and that you have plenty of great tunes to keep your vibes high!

Wishing You Total Well-Being,