Active and Healthy Living: Coffee and Music

Active and Healthy Living: Coffee and Music
By Lee-Ann Cudmore Registered Acupuncturist | Call/text 902-300-5100 | valleyacu.ca

Saturday mornings in our house are coffee and music. During the week we listen to various playlists to either get pumped up and out the door, or calm the bustle of the week. On Saturday morning we slow down and indulge in a full album. This is where you can separate the good from the great. The greats make a full album that satisfies and entices you to linger on your couch with your coffee from beginning to end.

One weekend we did our normal Saturday routine in a new locale: Milford House in the winter (also known as heaven in Annapolis County). Coffee on a snowy deck with my parents turned to a chat about music and the album that you just couldn’t live without. Put another way, if you could only listen to one album for the rest of your life, what would it be? I encourage you to have this moment with your parents. All of it: the vacation, the being present in the moment, and the chat. My parents’ choices were solid albums that revealed two long-haired teens with rebellious hearts in the ’70s.

Life is busy. So, so, busy. If you’re searching for a great gift as Mother’s day and Father’s Day approach, I suggest unplugging, and having a good chat with your folks.

Don’t have a favourite album yet? Try these “I could listen to this album for the rest of my life” selections from three generations:

  • City and Colour If I Should Go Before You -Lee-Ann’s pick
  • Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young Déjà vu -David’s pick
  • Jethro Tull Aqualung or Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin II -Mary’s pick
  • AC/DC AC/DC Live -Kingston’s pick
  • KISS – Aven’s pick