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  • Writer's pictureSafire Rose

Numbing is defined as depriving one of feeling or responsiveness - or making you unable to feel anything - Oxford dictionary

A friend of mine and I were talking a few days ago about the numbing effects of overwork, screen time, TV and booze.

We shared about how the corporate machine is demanding more and more from people. We are working much harder and such long hours that there is no space left to feel anything as we do this. My friend, who like myself is a bit of a workaholic calls this ‘numbing’.

We numb ourselves at work were we spend 90% of our lives. From 0800am to 7pm we are numb. When we get home, we reach for that glass of wine, watch series TV to unwind, scroll through our phones , further numbing our feelings. I mean who wants to feel stress or listen to the noise in our minds right?

We eat our dinner and 2 episodes into our favourite TV show, it’s bed time! While in bed, we must scrolling through Facebook or Instagram to see what the world is doing or just read some article on the internet.

Where is the space to feel anything. This is the part where I think why the funk do we not even have a 4 day week yet?

Feelings are messengers, our internal guide that is useful to help direct our lives. Good or bad, feelings let us know what’s working, what’s not working , where we want to go, what we need, what our fellow man/woman needs etc. We need the space to feel our feelings and get direction to fulfil our purpose on the planet!

As an artist, I need my feelings to write songs. Someone said ’music is what feelings sound like ‘ I love that.

6 Ways I get In Touch with My Feelings:

1. Turning off my phone

2. Meditation/Silence

3. Spending time in nature - Woods, parks, ocean etc

4. Physical exercise

5. Drinking alcohol only at weekends if I can help it

6. Being around animals - I love dogs. (Although it’s debatable whether my 2 Jack Russell Terrors keep me calm)

What are you doing to feel good?

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  • Writer's pictureSafire Rose

It’s on, brothers and sisters! I’ll be on The Music Show - Radio National ABC on Thursday 16th 2022.

The Music Show is a mix of conversation and music hosted by Andrew Ford; Apparently Gregorian cheat or hip hop, Kd Lang or a rookie conductor - all get the rapt attention they deserve

Airs Saturday and Sunday 11 am repeated Saturday and Sunday 9 pm, Repeated Saturday and Sunday 9 pm, Wednesday 2 pm and Thursday 11 pm.

I was asked the choose a song to perform on the radio from my new EP ‘The DIY Project Called Life’.

I hate having to choose one song to perform because I love them all in different ways. I mean, I was in different moods when I wrote all the songs, therefore they all hit different spots depending on my mood at that particular time.

For Example, the song ’ Broken ‘ was a break-up song, whereas ’Shine Your love lights’ is all about being peaceful and free.

After taking some time to think, I decided that ‘My Personal Revolution is the perfect song to perform’

Do you want to know why I chose this song as the one to play on the radio?

Stay tuned and I will let you know in my next blog post.

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