Harmonics with Beth Behrs is a new podcast exploring the unexpected ways that music and creativity can lead to wellness and healing.
Hosted and produced by actress Beth Behrs (The Neighborhood, 2 Broke Girls), Harmonics was born during a time when many people around the world are slowing down, looking inward and more in need of healing and self care than ever before.
New Harmonics Interviews AND New Music!
We are so excited to premiere the album The Moon Will Stay by host Beth Behrs and the Brothers Koren. You can stream and purchase the album on Bandcamp, here: https://bethbehrs.bandcamp.com
The album will be available on Bandcamp for three months, and all proceeds will go to the following organizations:
• Songwriting with Soldiers (https://www.songwritingwithsoldiers.org) provides weekend retreats across the U.S. for veterans from all conflicts. Since 2012, they've connected with hundreds of veterans and military families, and created a safe and inspiring environment to share their experiences and write with professional songwriters, like Mary Gauthier, a guest on Season 1 of Harmonics.
• Jewel's Never Broken program (https://www.jewelneverbroken.com,) with the Inspiring Children Foundation, help children through mental health support, mentoring, education, and equip them with life skills and tools to earn college scholarships.
• The Equus Foundation (https://www.equusfoundation.org) is the only national animal welfare foundation in the U.S. that is 100% dedicated to protecting the country's horses, and strengthening the bond between horses and people. Their mission is to safeguard the dignity of America's horses throughout their lives, and to share the ability that horses have to empower, teach, and heal. Equine therapy has had a huge impact on host Beth Behrs' and her family's lives - horses have been instrumental in Beth's mental health and loving connection within her family.
Also in this episode - we announce the first few guests for Season 2 of Harmonics!
A little love song from Beth
In honor of Valentine's Day, Beth debuts a love song - "More Than I Do" - because everyone who makes a record has gotta write a love song, right?
Bird On Horseback
Beth dives into a lineage of ancestral trauma, and the significance of shared experiences between women in her family through generations, through her song "Bird on Horseback."
The Brothers Koren Interview Beth About Finding Her "Big Voice"
From Beth: "This episode almost didn’t happen. I thought long and hard about taking this step to not only be vulnerable with listeners, but also to put out some music into the world that I never intended to be shared – music that was strictly intended as therapy. But, the reason I started this podcast was to explore how creativity is healing, and also to have creatives be open and honest about the messy bits: everything that forms the human experience. None of us get through life without the messy bits. How could I interview everyone else and hear their open and vulnerable takes on healing and the process of their creativity, and not let you hear the same?
I am so grateful to the Brothers Koren. They have an incredible program called the songwriter’s journey where they help folks to reclaim their Big Voice – and to reclaim their power, creativity, and truth through that voice. As musicians themselves they’ve toured with the likes of Coldplay, Pink, and Rod Stewart, but they decided that after so many years in the music industry, they wanted to use their voices, their music and their incredible talents to help others. In this episode we discuss our creative process as we worked together for the past year and a half, after they came into my life at one of the most difficult times for me, especially regarding my relationship to art.
I hope you’ll stay tuned to the end of this episode for the premiere of our song “The Moon Will Stay,” which is a collaboration of a poem I wrote for my grandfather and the beautiful music it inspired in Thorald and Isaak Koren."
More music from Beth Behrs and the Brothers Koren will be available on Bandcamp later this month. All proceeds will benefit mental health-focused charities.
Trouble Sleeping? Try Doing Nothing About It
Sometimes you have weeks where the ‘ol bag of tricks just isn’t working. Meditating everyday. Exercising. Healthy eating. Beth had one of those weeks where even though she was doing all of her “tricks” to combat anxiety and stress, she wasn’t able to sleep. At all.
This is not a fun problem to have. But instead of fighting this fact, she decides to see what would happen when she accepts, nourishes, and embraces the problem - and she learns quite a bit in the process.
The Dollysode (aka Beth's Tribute to Dolly Parton)
Everyone has a “Dolly Story” - including our host Beth Behrs. In this bonus episode, she shares what Dolly means to her through four pieces of wisdom she’s picked up from our favorite Backwoods Barbie.