Episode 16

How does music influence you?

Published on: 10th March, 2021

Music plays a big role in our lives, we know that is a broad statement and a lot of people feel so much through the music they listen to. So let's discuss it! Why is music so influential on us? We personally come from families with a lot of musicians. Shelby's dad is a musician, Carissa's is married to one, and her younger brother has always written songs, recorded music, and performed.

We start back with our early memories of influential artists which we discuss as Tom Petty and The Refreshments. Then our conversation moves into our favorites now, which we both agree that T Swift is incredibly impactful on our lives since we grew up with Taylor Swift as she wrote the songs about our lives. Carissa mentions Mariah Carey as a staple in her growing years. We talk about the different genres and current faves:

Kasey Musgraves, Margo Price, The highwomen, The Carters, Beautiful Chorus, and Trevor Hall.

We wrap up the conversation touching on the idea that songs allow you to feel emotions that are hard, uncomfortable, unwanted, or sought after. Music creates a space and teaches us to feel sadness.

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I Totally Relate!
with Rissy and Shelbs
Hey Everybody! Welcome to "I Totally Relate!" with Rissy and Shelbs, the podcast of conversations all things Emotional Wellbeing. We're just over here giving permission. Permission to ourselves to be serious and funny. Permission to you to ask hard questions, and join the conversation. Permission to show up, exactly as we are. Oh yeah, and we're totally related.
Every episode we share tools that have helped us. We offer journal prompts for you to join us on the journey, and we occasionally offer guided meditations and breathwork.
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This podcast is a collection of conversations. Some of them are interviews, some are guided meditations and breath work, and a lot of them are just the two of us sitting down at the table to talk through our experiences and all the things we’ve learned. We discuss big and heavy topics like trauma, insecurities, body image. And although we might be discussing a weighty issue one moment, we will be laughing the next. We are not experts, we are not perfectionists. We are just two women on our own journey oh yeah, and we’re totally related! We hope to start the conversation with you and share resources, and we hope that you can totally relate too.