the talk :: when the going gets tough...

... turn up the music.

Life has thrown me a few curveballs lately. I don't know what to do with most of them. Some of them can't be easily fixed. But I do find that a good playlist can heal a lot of wounds, whether momentarily or long term. I wanted to share some of my go-to songs that I use to get through a rough patch.

Audrey Assad - New Song. I've been singing this one a lot lately. It reminds me that sometimes I'm the one that needs to make a change.

Erin McCarley - Re-Arrange Again. This song has a really good message... "it's time to say goodbye and start over." Sometimes that's necessary.

The Civil Wars - From This Valley. This is my cheer-up song. It's upbeat and happy, yet talks about needing to get out of a hard place.

Sia - Breathe Me. Such a melancholy sounding song. I think that's why I like it in general.

Copeland - When Paula Sparks. Because it's my favorite and heals my heart.

Daughter - Medicine. I just love the way this song is written. It makes me want to stay at home while it's raining and do absolutely nothing but play this whole EP.

Gavin DeGraw - Stealing. The absolute best for anything heartbreak related.

Hope this wasn't too depressing of a post for Tuesday! Not my intention at all... just wanted to share what's on my mind this morning :) If you're not in a hard place in life right now, then just think of these songs as overall good music!


  1. Lovely choices! Love the Civil Wars! Thanks for sharing! Xo, M&K at

    1. Thank you so much! I love them too :) Glad you commented, I really like your blog! - Sarah