[Video] “How the Brain Develops During Adolescence”

Adolescence is a time when a lot of things change. Everything seems to be changing. Teens’ brains are one of those things that are changing. In this educational video geared towards teens, I talk about what’s happening to their brains during adolescence. I also offer some tips at the end for how they can better foster healthy connections within their brains.

The Trauma of Racism and How Music Therapy Can Help in Healing

Racism is a trauma that our entire society is desperately trying to heal from while at the same time actively trying to change. Systemic racism is a trauma that dates back to the beginning of our society. People of color have experienced discrimination and racism for as far back as our history goes. It is […]

Developing Body Awareness Through Mindfulness and Music

Body awareness involves having an awareness of the connection between body and mind. Unfortunately, anxiety or pain can cause people to disconnect from both their body and mind. After all, it can feel scary or painful to be truly aware of our bodies or our thoughts.

However, body awareness is important as it helps us to understand who we are and how we move through space. Mindfulness and music are two ways that body awareness can be cultivated in a way that feels safe and accessible. In this post, I share a bit about how the two work together to do this.

Caregiver Self-Care Through Music: Getting In Tune With You

The Need for Caregiver Self-Care Caregivers providing long-term care for others have a great need for effective self-care practices. Last week I wrote about some of the difficult feelings caregivers can experience when providing long-term care to someone. Today I’m going to talk a bit more about the importance of caregiver self-care. Specifically, I want […]

LGBTQ Mental Health

Between the long-standing homophobia and transphobia in our society and the increased cyberbullying, the LGBTQ community face unique mental health challenges. Because today is the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia, I wrote this post to highlight the harm of homophobia and transphobia.