In 2005 the BBC produced a series of documentaries about a social experiment into happiness called 'Making Slough Happy' in which a number of 'happiness specialists' from varying disciplines applied their theory's to the residents of Slough. It was a fantastic, thought provoking and uplifting TV. They were able to prove that their theory's worked, and they were relatively simple, cost effective and accessible.
One of the specialists was advocating that singing increased happiness, and this was found to be true. Singing has a positive effect on both a physical and psychological level and the science behind it is outlined here http://health.howstuffworks.com/human-nature/emotions/happiness/science/singing-happy1.htm.
Following this documentary I decided to rekindle a love of singing that I hadn't pursued since school, other than in the car ;-)
I joined a fabulous ladies barbershop chorus which I thoroughly enjoyed until Star's arrival when the commitment became too much. But I missed singing. So, six weeks ago I joined Rock Choir (http://www.rockchoir.com/) which is truly fabulous and absolutely hits the spot. Our wonderful choir master is very talented and very funny to boot, and seventy of us turn up every week for an hour and a half of singing, dancing and much laughter.
Singing truly is good for the soul...
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