In honor of African-American Music Appreciation Month, I highlight four styles of music developed by African-Americans that have shaped American culture.
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.
Sometimes things happen to us that make us feel that all is lost. In honor of Rebuild Your Life Month, I share tips for working through such situations.
Compassion fatigue can be a serious problem in healthcare as it affects both the provider and the person receiving care. Yet, it can be managed and treated. Learn more about compassion fatigue in my latest post.
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 […]
The demands of being a caregiver can have a negative effect on your own mental health. Learn some ways to care for your mental health while caregiving.
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.
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 […]
Health is a multidimensional phenomenon made up of several aspects. Mental health is one of these. This post looks at how mental health influences health.
Culturally competent care is important in health care. Music therapy is uniquely well-suited to be practiced in a culturally competent way.