With the constant stress of our fast paced lives, it can be difficult, if not impossible, to find a “happy place.” Meditation and chanting work for some, but for the rest of us, we have our car stereo & a pair of headphones.

Below are 10 tracks that will mellow overwhelming days into a hot cup of tea, a bubbling brook, or the scent of a freshly cut lawn. Take a few of these and add them to the staples like, Jack Johnson and Bob Marley.

(1) The Paper Kites – Featherstone | (2) The Honey Trees – To Be With You | (3) Straylight Run – Existentialism on Prom Night | (4) Dillon – Thirteen Thirtyfive | (5) Daughter – Candles | (6) Duffy – I’m Scared | (7) Nada Surf – Blonde on Blonde | (8) Spill Canvas – This is for Keeps | (9) Cider Sky – Fall & We are in Love | (10) Lady Lazarus – Wonder Inc.