Sound Well in the New Year with a Community Music and Wellness Group. I think that many would agree that 2016 has been a challenging year. As we get closer to the end of the year, your thoughts may be trying to figure out ways that you can make 2017 a better one for you.… Read More Sounding in the New Year!
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… Read More Music to Bring Light to the Dark: An Interview with Jess Rosario
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… Read More “The Prairie Scholars'” Way: An Interview with Jessica Eppler
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
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… Read More A Month of Women and Music: An Interview Series for March
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… Read More Music and Mindfulness
Like all of us, I don’t always practice what I preach. Doing what I do for a living, I know about the healthful benefits of making music and how vocalizing is an effective way of relieving stress. Yet I don’t always practice that for myself. But today was different. Today I remembered to create time… Read More Embodiment of Sound
Shadow. What comes to mind when you think of that word? You may envision a shadow that is created when the path of a direct light source is obstructed by a physical object, but what I’d like to share with you today is the psychological understanding of “shadow.” In psychology, shadow is a concept that… Read More Playing with Shadow