"We Are All Connected" was made from sampling Carl Sagan's Cosmos, The History Channel's Universe series, Richard Feynman's 1983 interviews, Neil deGrasse Tyson's cosmic sermon, and Bill Nye's Eyes of Nye Series, plus added visuals from The Elegant Universe (NOVA), Stephen Hawking's Universe, Cosmos, the Powers of 10, and more. It is a tribute to great minds of science, intended to spread scientific knowledge and philosophy through the medium of music.
Though Hanukkah and Christmas are joyous occasions for most, they can be very anxious, trying times if you are spending your first (or another) holiday without a special loved one. Saddened with loss, you may struggle to participate in the season’s festivities...
Hearing a story is like listening to music, the words falling off the teller’s tongue, onto our ears, and into our heart, setting thoughts and memories in motion. Stories are heard in the deep heart’s core and answer the burning questions that we all have. Who are we? Where did we come from? Who do we love? What have we forgotten that is important to remember?
Editor's Note from Michael Williams: In this article, storyteller and mediator Mary Louise Chown reflects on her therapeutic work with story and children. She states: "Children especially need the experience of listening to stories and discovering connections with their own lives. This can strengthen their spirits for when they meet hard times, such as illness or death, or any kind of sadness or disappointment."
Now that Thanksgiving has come and gone, I can probably assume that we are all hearing Christmas tunes from one source or another throughout each and every day. For someone who is experiencing the first holiday season after losing a loved one, hearing those familiar, cheery Christmas tunes can feel like a noisy assault, or a personal insult...
Editor's Note: It's coming to that time of year where we rejoice with those we love. For some, it may a particularly difficult period of time as we remember those we have loved and lost. Rachelle Norman shares six ideas for using music to cope with grief during the holidays.
Artistic expression can transcend so many barriers that we encounter in our lives. I can barely speak a word of Dutch, yet I can sing along to the same Rihanna song with the man who is painting my mother’s house in the Netherlands...
Editor's Note:An introduction article to the experiences of music therapist Meagan Hughes, and how she amalgamated her passion for both musical healing and international culture. Meagan has been featured in the PBS Newshour feature on music therapy.
The inevitability of discovering yourself in music intrigues me. Finding yourself hidden within a lyric, whether you’ve written, heard, or read the lyric, or maybe you have related to a particular melody line or phrase of music. Have you ever been caught off-guard by the effect a particular piece of music has had on you? Did you further explore what that piece of music meant to you? It is important to fully explore these notions or incidents of surprise in order to best understand yourself...
Editor's Note: Why are we drawn to the music that we listen to? What do these feelings mean? And how can we use these feelings to better understand ourselves? Dean Quick writes inquisitively about the musical experience.
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