Playing with Shadow

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 […]

Finding Balance Within Resistance

Balance. For many people this seems to be ever elusive. What does it mean to have balance in one’s life when there are *so many things* to do? Between possible family responsibilities and professional obligations, how does one find time for themselves? And in those perhaps seemingly rare instances when one does find themselves with […]

Not Getting Stressed by Stress

Stress is a natural part of life. It is something that everyone experiences at times regardless of age. (Because even though they may not be able to articulate it, children feel stress too.) Stress is a normal response to situations that we, whether consciously or unconsciously, perceive to be threatening. The stress response is an […]

Obstacles as Opportunity

Have you ever felt as though you were pushing up against an unmovable force? Sometimes we encounter obstacles in life that feel like they need overcoming, but yet in spite of our best efforts, nothing seems to happen. At these times we can feel angry, tired, defeated, scared, or maybe even more committed to “plow […]

Toning Your Voice

The voice is unique in that it is deeply connected with ones identity; it is a significant part of who we are and how we express ourselves. Yet, the voice says much more than the words one chooses to speak. The tone, timbre, and melody of the voice can reflect ones physical state of health, […]

In the Garden

This past Monday we were blessed in Colorado with beautiful weather for Labor Day here in the US. Motivated by this warm weather, I decided to stop by the garden of the Callahan House so that I could take in its beauty while there were still flowers in bloom. Being there in the garden caused […]

September Changes

Happy first day of September! It’s amazing to me that we are already 2/3 of the way through the year and that fall is quickly upon us! As we head into the autumn season, I can’t help but to think about changes. As the seasons of the year change, we are presented with a special […]

In Gratitude

Hello those of you out there reading this, and welcome to my first blog post on the updated SoundWell Sound Out Blog! My intention in writing this blog is to share my thoughts, ideas, and experiences on music therapy, creativity, wellness and healthy aging, life transitions, grief and loss- or anything else that piques my […]