Permission Not to be “Strong Tonight”

Do you have a go-to song?

A song you listen to when you need that extra bit of encouragement? That extra motivation to keep pushing through?

I have those songs, but I also need another kind of song.

A song that gives me permission to just stop. Stop trying to be so strong. Stop trying to hold it all together. Stop trying to keep it all inside.

You can click here to be re-directed to The Mighty to read my personal essay, “The Rita Wilson Song That Helps Me Deal With My Chronic Illness.”

Readers, I’d love to know about your songs? Which songs bring you comfort? Which songs help you? Feel free to share in the comments.

2 thoughts on “Permission Not to be “Strong Tonight”

  1. I don’t know why I can’t post comments on your blog. It’s the strangest thing.

    I love this post! I like the song too!

    My go-to songs are: Miley Cyrus “The Climb” — someone sent that to me early on after my accident and I always used to put it on during PT

    Gloria Estefan “Coming out of the Dark” – she was hurt badly in a tour bus accident and she wrote this about her recovery.

    Pharrell Williams – Happy – just a wonderful song that gets me up when I’m down

    Eminem – Lose Yourself – i actually used to listen to this before a big court argument or trial – it’s all about just having one shot and don’t mess it up! so i started to listen to it during my PT as well.

    so there you have it!



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