Your earliest relationships and your life experiences influence how you relate to others. Depending on your unique experiences, how you relate to others may feel comfortable and easy. Whereas for others, it may feel uncomfortable and hard. Music can help you explore how you relate to yourself and others in ways that can feel safe […]
February is a month where romantic relationships are celebrated. But what about other relationships in your life? In particular, let’s focus on your relationship with yourself. This is an important relationship that can be easy to overlook. In this post I’m going to look at ways that music can help you to define your relationship […]
Whenever we start a new year, we often find ourselves making resolutions and goals. This is fine if it works for you, but it doesn’t have to be January 1st to start thinking about what you want to achieve. There are probably plenty of changes you want to make in your life. The real question […]
We hold a lot with our voices. It serves as a means for expressing ourselves and it also plays a part in our identity. Because of this, vocalizing can be a way of finding your authentic self. In this post, I highlight some of the benefits of vocalizing and outline ways in which I use the voice in my work with clients who want to connect to their authentic selves.
We all have a lightness and darkness to us. None of us is 100% “good” or “bad.” Reconciling your shadow self with your conscious self is how you find your authentic self. As we come upon the winter solstice, I’ve been reflecting on our light and dark sides. We all need both in order to […]
The holiday season is upon us, and with that brings some difficult times for people who are experiencing grief and loss. This year is especially hard due to COVID-19 and the hundreds of thousands of lives it has claimed. As a result, some people may have a hard time managing grief and loss this year. […]
There’s a connection between our minds and bodies. We aren’t always aware of it. But the mind-body connection strong. Our thoughts and feelings affect our physical bodies and our health, and vice versa. There is also a connection between music, movement, and the body. Movement and rhythm affect and are influenced by our thoughts and […]
Health has been on my mind these days and in this post, I wanted to focus on the dimensions of women’s health. Some questions that I seek to answer in this post are: What is health? How are women uniquely affected? What can music therapy do to support women? In a previous blog I wrote […]
Did You Know That Music is a Full-Body Experience? We often think of music as something that only involves our ears – and sometimes our heart, but music is a full-body experience. In this article I explain a bit more about what this means.
Mindfulness is something that we all can benefit from. However, for some people, mindfulness meditation can feel impossible or inaccessible. In my work as a music therapist and counselor, I have found music to be a valuable means for developing a greater sense of mindfulness. I share more of my thoughts in this latest blog post.