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

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… Read More Music and Mindfulness