Today's New York Times introduces us to more people who believe that listening to certain kinds of music is central to our wellbeing.
Chief among these purveyors of sonic spoonfuls of sugar is Austrian researcher (and skilled entrepreneur) Vera Brandes (shown above in a photo by Franz Helmreich).
Read all about it at: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/03/29/arts/music/29gure.html?_r=1&ref=todayspaper
Although I'll be the first person to agree that listening to music we like (in the broadest sense of everything that word implies) has to be good for us, our increasingly frantic quest to find a magic bullet to fight daily stress and its consequent ravages on our psyches and bodies is making many people forget that anything that we do to reserve a slice of the day for something meditative is likely to do us good.
For me, it may be listening to Bach. To you, it could be a tour of the crocus shoots in the front yard.