When there isn’t anyone around that can help. When there isn’t anyone around to say the right words I need to hear, or to just listen and not try to fix the problem. For me, there is always music. I am not a musician of any kind, but music, really good music, with lyrics that touch my soul, can always lift me up. I find strength in the words and stand to fight another day.

Here are some songs I turn to most to remind me of who I am. To remind me of the person I am inside, even though I may be feeling defeated, I am a survivor. I have survived 100% of every horrible, devastating experience in my life, and music had a lot to do with finding my fight, again. 

Since I can’t be there to hug you through it, I will give you “my songs” to carry you to a new place of strength. (They are in no particular order.)

Christina Aguilera- Fighter

Bon Jovi-It’s My Life

Shawn Mendes-Hold On

Madilyn Paige-Titanium 


Kelly Clarkson-Catch My Breath

Rachel Platten-Fight Song

Christina Perri-I Believe

Andra Day-Rise Up


Champion-Carrie Underwood

PINK-A Million Dreams


PINK (feat. Chris Stapleton)-Love Me Anyway

Hero-Mariah Carey

Demi Lovato-Skyscraper

Sara Bareilles-Brave

Play them. Play them LOUD! Learn the words until you can recite them to yourself, then say them until you believe them. That’s where the strength lies; it’s there between the words and the struggles. Give strength a chance, and it will rise to the surface.

Written by: Dayna Mohan