Quality of Life, Voicework, Wellness

Your Re-Sounding Self: Being Your Voice, Being Your Truth

What comes to mind when you think of the word “voice?” Do you immediately think about the voice of someone you love? Someone you fear? Or do you associate the voice with singing, causing you to begin thinking about the sound  of your favorite singer? You may instead think about your own voice. If so, what thoughts come up when… Read More Your Re-Sounding Self: Being Your Voice, Being Your Truth

Creativity, Interviews, Music, Music-Making, Podcasts

Music to Bring Light to the Dark: An Interview with Jess Rosario

Jess Rosario is a singer-songwriter in Longmont, Colorado.  She can be found performing around town as both a solo artist, and with various groups. A true lady of “rock and roll,” she and I recently sat down to talk about the role music has played in her life, and her relationship to music. You can listen to our conversation… Read More Music to Bring Light to the Dark: An Interview with Jess Rosario

Creativity, Interviews, Music, Music-Making

“The Prairie Scholars'” Way: An Interview with Jessica Eppler

A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of sitting down with my friend, Jessica Eppler of The Prairie Scholars. During our conversation we talked about the role music plays in her life, and her experiences as a full-time musician in Longmont, Colorado. The following pages capture our time together that afternoon: Faith: So… my first… Read More “The Prairie Scholars'” Way: An Interview with Jessica Eppler

Consciousness, Interviews, Music, Quality of Life, Wellness

Embodying Voice & Self Reflection: An Interview with Francine Brocious

Francine Brocious is an author based in Pennsylvania. Her writing style is built upon self-reflection, and she recently wrote the book, “All About Me: A Journey of Self-Reflection,” which encourages others to dive deeply within themselves. She and I have known each other since 1999, when we both were music majors at Viterbo University in La Crosse,… Read More Embodying Voice & Self Reflection: An Interview with Francine Brocious

Creativity, Interviews, Music, Quality of Life

Guided by Music: An Interview with Stephanie Bolton

Stephanie Bolton, MA, MT-BC, is a board-certified music therapist and Fellow of the Association for Music and Imagery. She is based in Huntsville, Alabama. Her private practice is called Healing Sounds Music Therapy, and she specializes in the areas of depression, divorce, and anxiety. She is also an author of guided visualization books, including “Diving Deeper: 30 Guided Visualizations for Individual and… Read More Guided by Music: An Interview with Stephanie Bolton

Aging, Creativity, End-of-Life, Interviews, Music, Music-Making, Quality of Life, Wellness

A Life in Music: An Interview with Rachelle Norman, MA, MT-BC

To kick off the March “Women in Music” series, I’m happy to share my recent interview with Rachelle Norman. Rachelle is a board-certified music therapist in the Kansas City area. She is a music therapist through and through, having both a bachelor’s and Master of Arts in music therapy. She focuses her work on eldercare, and she is an… Read More A Life in Music: An Interview with Rachelle Norman, MA, MT-BC

Creativity, Interviews, Music, Music-Making

A Month of Women and Music: An Interview Series for March

March is Women’s History Month in the United States. As a way to commemorate, I’ll be sharing a series of special interviews done with some of my female musician friends. Each woman has a different relationship with music, and works with music differently. The inspiration to this series began with my wanting to do something to highlight… Read More A Month of Women and Music: An Interview Series for March

Mindfulness, Music, Music-Making, Quality of Life, Stress Management

Music and Mindfulness

Mindfulness. It seems like almost everyday I read something new about the benefits of it. Research on mindfulness suggests that it could be effective for:  depression,  managing anxiety and stress,  as well as with emotional regulation and relationships. It’s easy to see, then, why mindfulness is becoming incorporated into healthcare, education, and business. Making Mindfulness Accessible It makes sense… Read More Music and Mindfulness