Here's more information on Vocal issues such as polyps, nodules, and hemorrhages of the vocal cords. When Adele had to stop touring back in 2012, she went on total vocal rest, which is part of my Vocal Rehabilitation Protocol. But Adele also underwent surgery to repair her bleeding larynx. She's lucky she still has her voice. I hope that she's learned to sing correctly, because if not, she will be back on vocal rest to cure her recurring vocal issues that will certainly surface again if she's repeating bad vocal habits. I am an advocate of curing vocal damage naturally, not with surgery.
I got rid of my own vocal nodules without surgery, and I help others who are in a vocal crisis to do the same. If your voice is your work, or your life, or your soul - you don't want to run the risk of damaging the cords during a surgical procedure. Just ask golden voiced Julie Andrews.
Check out these videos and explanations of vocal cord damage courtesy of Dr. Richard D. Thrasher III's blog.
Group singing has been scientifically proven to lower stress, relieve anxiety, and elevate endorphins. Read more:
Yes! A free, painless cure for depression – SING IN A CHOIR! Get your endorphins flowing, raise your voice and make new friends. It’s a WIN for everybody. Singing is in our DNA. It helps us clear negative emotions. And when you’re around happy people who are making a joyful noise, you can’t help but smile! Cheers, Beth
"Jerry Seinfeld has his famous bit about public speaking, where he spouts that people fear public speaking more than death. . ." Read more:
Afraid to speak? Yikes! This short video will give you some tips, but remember that no amount of deep breathing will get to the core issue of your fear. The real secret to fearless speaking is to FOCUS on your own topic, and share it with passion. Another tip is to find the commonality with your audience, and know that they have probably experienced whatever you are talking about.
When you sing to your baby, she bonds with you and your voice. Read more:
LAUGH. LOVE. LEARN. Singing to your baby is one of the most endearing and powerful activities you can share together. Babies adore your voice, no matter what YOU may think, and you both will benefit from the beautiful music you’ll make together.
My mom used to sing to me, and it was such a wonderful memory, I dedicated my CD ‘Land of Sleepytime’ to her.
From Beth Lawrence
If you're serious about singing then you've got to take care of your voice. Here are some healthy ways to do that!
Beth Lawrence, Award-winning singer, songwriter and author of "From Shower To Stage...7 Easy Steps for Singing Like A Pro!"