In honor of International Surf Music Month, I wrote a bit about surf music and how it captures a unique time in modern American history.
May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Because of this, I’m challenging myself to write a post every week on a different topic related to mental health. Last week I wrote about how your mental health can affect your overall health through your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. This week I’m looking at how music therapy can […]
Music can be helpful for those in recovery from substance abuse. In this post, I highlight some ways that music can assist with substance abuse treatment.
April is a month for celebrating all flavors of diversity and ways of being. This is because April is both Autism Awareness Month and Celebrate Diversity Month. Because of this, the focus of today’s post is about neurodiversity and music therapy. If the term neurodiversity is new to you, you may be wondering what it […]
Sometimes we forget to nurture the spiritual or transpersonal aspects of ourselves. Yet, tapping into these aspects can be an important part of self-care. In this post, I talk a bit about how transpersonal experiences can expand and enhance our practice of self-care.
The Life Path of SoundWell Music Therapy Have you ever yearned for a place where you could be and create what you know lives within you? Yet, you weren’t quite sure if you’d ever find such a place where you could be? Up until a few weeks ago, that was me with my business. July […]
It seems like every day I read a new article articulating the benefits of mindfulness. From incorporating it in healthcare, schools, and business, more and more people and organizations are recognizing how mindfulness can have a positive effect on them. Traditionally, mindfulness has been cultivated through engaging in the mindfulness meditation practices of Buddhism, such […]
A question that I often get asked is about what it is that I do as a music therapist or some other variation of what music therapy is. I live in a part of the United States that fortunately recognizes the value of music. There is a vibrant music scene, as well as sound healers, […]
A few nights ago I was at an event in which we were invited to go on an inward journey with the assistance of a buffalo drum. As I listened to the drumming, I found myself becoming one with it- absorbed and enveloped in the sound waves in a way that I hadn’t experienced before. […]
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 […]