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

End-of-Life, Quality of Life, Transitions

Healing When a Complicated Family Relationship Ends

The word “family” carries unique connotations for each of us. Ideally, families are a source of acceptance, unconditional love, and support. While the greater culture typically portrays and promotes this idealized, archetypal view of family, the reality is that families are made up of individual human beings who may or may not be able to… Read More Healing When a Complicated Family Relationship Ends

End-of-Life, Quality of Life, Transitions

Saying Goodbye

“Goodbye.” What feelings, thoughts, images, or experiences come to mind when you see that word? Depending on the context, “goodbye” can take on a lot of different meanings. “Goodbye” can signal a temporary parting, or it can represent something more permanent. And when it represents a more permanent situation, saying goodbye can carry bittersweet feelings.… Read More Saying Goodbye