Welcome to “Meaning to a Muse,” a website showcasing the wonderings and ramblings I have about life on Planet Earth in the 21st century. Who am I, you ask? My name is Faith Halverson-Ramos. I’m interested in creativity, consciousness and sustainable living who happens to be a mental health professional and music therapist.
However, please note that this is not my business website. If you want to know more about mental health and music therapy services I provide, go to SoundWell Music Therapy.
What You’ll Find at Meaning to a Muse
On my blog, I write about what it means to live a well-lived life. Things I may write about include:
In particular, I reflect on how these things can affect one’s health and sense of well-being. Through this blog, I seek to inspire people to attune to their health and live their best life. It is my belief that more people doing this can contribute to the cultivation of a more fair, just, and peaceful world.
You will also find on this website resources to posters or presentations I have given.
Why I Find Value in Playing with Meaning and Music
As a board-certified music therapist, I find music to be both amusing and inspiring. I personally experience this for myself, and I see it in others professionally. Music invites people throughout the lifespan and across cultures to move, sing, play, create, and engage with the world.
I’m also trained as a transpersonal psychotherapist. Viewing life through a sacred lens, I recognize how life experiences, whether they be transcendent, mundane, or painful, can ultimately contribute to our greater growth and healing. I further recognize the role that music and engaging in acts of creativity can have in helping to create personal life meaning, connection, growth, and healing.
As a person, I’m prone to irreverence. Being able to not take things TOO seriously and being able to find the cosmic humor in life as a human being does the mind, body, and soul good. I know laughter and play to be good medicine.
Bringing this all together, I can occasionally be found performing as a Contemplative Singer-Songwriter in a style that I call, “Americonsciousness.” On the fourth Sunday of the month I’m the guest musician at Unity Longmont Spiritual Center.