“Roll Me Away” by Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band

Theme of the Week –

Positive Risk Taking

Song of the Week –

"Roll Me Away" by Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band 

Song Therapeutics Analysis-

In my opinion, this is one of Bob Seger’s all time classics, a beautiful, uplifting song about life direction and contemplating change.  The title of this song is so appropriate and revolves around his reflective thoughts emerging on a long distance motorcycle road trip.  As he embarks on his journey, his mindset is somewhat disturbed, feeling lost, confused, possibly betrayed, and bottomline, disillusioned with what he has observed from his past.  You could say he seems to be at a significant turning point.

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The common thread here is we all have these perplexing thoughts at different times in our life, at different venues, at different crossroads.  We have to pay attention to what these innermost thoughts may be telling us as these messages are extremely important as we go forward.

Even with all of his uncertainty, I get a sense that he eventually becomes empowered with his thinking and will be ready and waiting to make the decisions he has to make in his future.  As he assesses his life, I see a change with him as he feels the freedom and personal satisfaction that comes with his ability to problem solve and ultimately make decisions that are right for him.  The process continues but doesn’t seem to realistically limit or hold him back.

We will probably all face challenges at some p0int in our life that will be difficult and daunting.  Questions that will basically test us, questions that may be impossible to answer.  I feel this song truly embodies the life skill of facing your fears and positive risk taking.  Believing in yourself, your ability to make sound decisions that are right for you.  Being able to analyze situations that arise and problem solve based on what is valuable to you.  Looking at life with optimistic, open eyes, resilience, self confidence and never giving up.  Deep within this core is the ability to keep learning, growing, moving and searching out what is right for you, embracing it with positivity and open arms.  If we take away an important lesson from this song, it would have to be, take the necessary time and energy out of your busy day, to regularly self reflect and contemplate what is going on within ourselves and in our life to insure it’s running smoothly.  We owe that to ourselves to have these ongoing, essential check-ins to keep on top of our emotional well being.





Takeaway Thought for the Week Ahead -

Takeaway positive thoughts empower you, give you strength, make you believe. Here is yours for the week. Say it, several times a day, every day, memorize it, write it down or put it in your phone. During the week, think about it, rely on it as you make it your own.

Staying in regular touch with our thoughts & feelings is essential to maintain optimal emotional and psychological health.  These personal check-ins can really make a difference as we navigate life’s complicated twists and turns.  How we are feeling at the moment, do we need to consider making change, what are we unsure of and if needed, how can we make it better?  Think about this: If we don’t take the time and energy to take care of ourselves & our own mental health, how can we effectively be there for others? 

I cannot stress enough, the tremendous power of affirmative positive thinking in life. Positive self-talk and empowering beliefs over time can seriously help us change the way we think about ourselves. Like the well known term, “Self-Fulfilling Prophecy”, if we come to believe and act on it, it can become part of who you are, and what you want to be.

With "“Roll Me Away” by Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band" available to be on your personal playlist, it will be ready when you want to listen to it’s significant message!! Use it going forward!

Mindfulness & The Music/Questions to Ask Yourself & Self-Reflect -

After listening to the song, take some time and give these questions some serious thought. Your answers here will reveal a great deal to you going forward. Use this opportunity for helpful self reflection…

Personally, how do you do with the process of self-reflection?

Do you take time out of your schedule on a regular basis to do this?

Do you experience periods of doubt and confusion in your life?

If so, how do you go about resolving them?

How do you feel you do in the realm of problem solving?

Are there things you could improve and if so, what areas need improvement?

How do you feel you do in the realm of decision making?

Are there things you could improve and if so, what areas need improvement?

Do you feel you are a strong, resilient person with a good self concept?

If not, what do you feel you need to do to build those qualities within yourself?



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Recommended Reading for the Week About Music & Song

The Neuroscience of Music, Mindset, and Motivation” by Christopher Bergland/The Athlete’s Way,, December 29, 2012.

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