We’re excited about the new year so for the month of January we’re posting a series of all manner of things that motivate and inspire us.

Emotional Bag Check

Emotional Bag Check, a project from freelancer Robyn Overstreet, is an impressive demonstration of the power of music, allowing users to either leave a short description of their current woes ("check" their baggage) or to send a song (via Grooveshark) in response to the woes of another ("carry" baggage). Some of the entries can be a bit heavy, but it's generally presented as a place of social, if anonymous, support. A kind word and song dedication might be just the thing to make someone feel better about their existence. Additionally, the links to helpful resources for those in severe crisis is a responsible touch. Well done project all around.