In: playlist


A Playlist Showcasing the Sounds of West Africa

According to the United Nations, West Africa consists of 16 countries. Musically speaking, “West African music” is quite varied, though a...


A Playlist Embodying the Soul of Reggae

We all have origin stories. My introduction to reggae occurred in May 1989 while traveling to Virginia during my high-school senior...


December’s Playlist Just Keeps Giving

December is a time for reflection, a respite from the weight of the year, a moment to pause, gather with family...


You Can Practically Taste This Month’s Food-Centric Playlist

The two quickest ways to learn about a culture are through its music and food. To many of us, food and...


Embrace Radical Transparency and Authenticity With October’s Playlist

This month’s theme involves two important concepts: radical transparency and authenticity. The notion of anything being “radical” is because of a...


September’s Playlist Can Help You Change Your Mind and Your Life

“If anything is sacred, the human body is sacred,” writes Walt Whitman in his epic 1855 poem “I Sing the Body...


August’s Playlist Will Make You Sweat

Summer took a while to make itself known here in Los Angeles. Yet when summer finally hit in July, it did...


Celebrate What Your Body Can Do With This Playlist to Fuel Your Workouts

Obesity was once considered a sign of affluence. For many centuries and across cultures, extra weight meant you could eat—an important...


A Playlist for Rest

It’s easy to take being born into a democracy for granted. We tend to forget our social responsibilities. The greatest example...


Muscle Up with March’s Playlist

We’re experiencing rising levels of dementia in an aging population. Along with that, the need for more health care and hospice...


A Soundtrack of Love

This playlist will take you through all the emotional stages of love. Little is known of Saint Valentine himself—“he” even might...


A Playlist to Feed Your Adrenaline and Fuel Your Workouts

This month, drive your New Year’s fitness goals with this high-energy playlist. Celebrating the New Year together offers us a collective...


December Playlist: Celebrate and Reflect on 2017

This month’s playlist looks back on the year in celebration and deep reflection. This year I’ve created a monthly playlist reflective...


A Playlist Harnessing the Power of the Group

Use the power of the group and music to meet your goals. As much as exercise is individual, humans thrive in...


Practice Makes … Better and Better

Your personal soundtrack comes from childhood—and it can keep you going.


Flip, Redefine and Pay Tribute to Move Forward

Take a lesson from musical artists on innovation.


Listen to This: A Playlist for Discovery

This summer, find new music, and lose yourself in it. For the middle of summer, I’ve created an upbeat and invigorating...


Make Your Space

You can use sound, among other things, to make a space that supports discovery.


Tips for Your Best Run Yet

What to do before, during and after your run to make it a great one. Whether you prefer running on a...


Let the Music Play

Here’s why music and dance lift us up—individually and all together.


The Soundtrack for Pushing Your Limits

Push your body beyond its normal boundaries with a little help from this intense playlist.   The range of experiences you...


The Soundtrack of Strategy

The human brain is perpetually switching between two modes.


Make Space in Your Playlist

Space. Staring into the night sky has offered humans inspiration for eons. We employ the metaphor of space often, in our...


Songs of Summer

Tune up your playlist for the season.

Derek Beres playlist Mindset

How to Sequence a Playlist

Derek Beres curates the perfect playlist fit for a high-intensity training workout.


Moved by Music

Whether it’s Zumba’s infectious world beats or the hip-hop that Olympian Michael Phelps prefers, your workout playlist works for you on...

Game Changers

It’s all about the bass

Think about the last great workout you had. Not just a good one, but a truly great one. A workout in...