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Songs to Help You Get Out of a Pit

Hello Everyone!

It has been quite a while since my last blog post. In this time I have been busy seeing clients and teaching at UC Denver and haven't had the time to post consistently. However, I did have an idea for a post of songs that help people get out of "pits," or the low places we sometimes find ourselves. Given the fact that as I am writing we are in a state of National Emergency and a global pandemic, I thought it might be even more helpful to post such a topic. Below is a list of songs that have helped people start to climb out of a pit. To be transparent, this list comes from a combination of me, people in my personal life, and clients of Boes Therapy Services, LLC. Links are provided to YouTube videos for each song.

  1. Rainbow by Kesha

  2. I was Wrong by Bailen

  3. Growing Pains by Alessia Cara

  4. Sit Still, Look Pretty by Daya

  5. Watch by Billie Eilish

  6. Hard Times by Guster

  7. Slow and Steady by Of Monsters and Men

  8. Not a Pretty Girl by Ani DiFranco

  9. Bury It by Chvrches

  10. I'm Good by The Mowgli's

  11. Shake it Out by Florence + The Machine

  12. I Shall Be Released Cover by Nina Simone

  13. One Man Wrecking Machine by Guster (mild references to drug use)

  14. Don't Go by Guster

  15. Hang On by Guster

  16. I'm Still Standing by Elton John

  17. Too Loud by Icon for Hire

  18. Seasons of Love from the musical, Rent

  19. Love Myself by Olivia O'Brien (explicit language)

  20. Boomerang Valentine by Andrea Gibson (explicit language)

  21. Les Fleurs by Ivy Sole (explicit language)

  22. Don't Come Down by The Maine

  23. Back in my Body by Maggie Rogers

  24. Miracle by Rise Against

  25. As You Are by Daughtry

  26. Lazing on a Sunday Afternoon by Queen

  27. Don't Stop Me Now by Queen

  28. Hercules by Sara Bareilles

  29. Brave by Sara Bareilles

  30. Bullets by Needtobreathe

  31. Memory from the musical, Cats, performed by Jennifer Hudson

  32. Half of the Way by Vulfpeck

  33. We Are Golden by MIKA

  34. Wally Wilder by Delicate Steve (instrumental)

  35. None of Your Business by Salt-N-Pepa

  36. Slow Burn by Kacey Musgraves

  37. Peanut Butter Jelly by Galantis (some sexualized content in the music video)

  38. Come Downstairs and Say Hello by Guster (Lindsey's #1 pick)

Please take care of yourselves and others during this time of uncertainty. If you are experiencing struggle please reach out to a therapist you trust. If you don't know of any therapists feel free to reach out to me and I will help you locate some options.

Best wishes,


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