Have you ever heard a song that struck such a chord with you and your life situation, you felt surrounded by peace? Dr. Robin says that's the power of music and song—it can medicate your soul when you're most in need. "All of the sudden, your head that's hanging low starts to lift itself a little bit; your energy that felt depleted feels like it's gassed up a little bit; maybe your despair has the edge taken off," she says.
Whether you like country, rock, gospel or hip-hop, Dr. Robin says music that inspires or touches you can minister to you in a very powerful way. "It's medicine for what ails you and me," she says. "Today, your prescription from me is that you access the power and the magic and the passion of the gift of song—it belongs to you," she says.
Printed from Oprah.com on Monday, December 9, 2013