by Dailey Little
This week I ended up at the oceanside with friends, watching my son play at the shoreline. The whole day was a study in life choices. I found myself retracing old haunting grounds where I'd lived and worked, yearning for freedom. I had a blessed life with good finances, friends, and a solid career path, but those whispers inside told me there was more. I found myself craving a freedom I couldn't explain to others. I wanted more creativity, more connection, deeper happiness. But how?
by Judy Simpson, MT-BC
Early in my music therapy career, I was asked to serve on the association’s government relations committee. I declined, as I didn’t think I knew enough about “government relations” to be a strong representative for my region...
Editor's Note from Norma-Jean Strickland: Since we’re approaching the Thanksgiving holiday, I wanted to share a 10-minute video which is one of the most beautiful expressions of gratitude I have seen in quite awhile. Louie Schwartzberg is an award-winning cinematographer, director and producer whose notable career spans more than three decades providing breathtaking imagery for feature films, television shows, documentaries and commercials. As a visual artist, he has created some of the most iconic and memorable film moments of our time.
by Sheila Bender
I started my writing career as a poet and I believe that poetry is my “home page,” the place I return to for investigating my feelings and perceptions and to recognize those of others that are so like my own. As poets, we write from joy, sorrow and wonder; our poems record our responses to being alive and they create a sense living intensely, rather than walking shut down through our days...
Editor's Note from Susan de Wardt: Prolific author, poet and essayist Sheila Bender speaks openly about how she used poetry to help her through the grief following her son's tragic death.
Writing & Poetry Therapy
From Wikipedia: George Benson is a ten time Grammy Award winning American musician, whose production career began at the age of twenty-one as a jazz guitarist. He recorded the original version of "Greatest Love of All" for the 1977 Muhammad Ali bio-pic, The Greatest, which was later recorded as a cover by Whitney Houston.
Listen & Laugh
Editor's Note from Melinda Wilson: Have you been considering a career in the growing field of music therapy? In this video, music therapist and singer/songwriter Sarah Blacker explores what she feels are important qualities of a music therapist. She comments upon the importance of a music therapist's musicianship, the many genres that can be used within music therapy sessions, and the variety of musical styles that can be used to reflect the emotional states of individuals receiving music therapy interventions.
Music Therapy & Sound Healing
by Ford R. Myers
Reviewed by Elizabeth Mackenzie
I hesitated to include a review of this book on this website because, at first glance, it does not appear to be a book about healing. However, the more I thought about it, the more I realized that having a rewarding career is one of the cornerstones of living an authentic, fulfilling life. If you have recently lost your job, have been looking for work for a long time, or are enduring a position that is draining you of vitality, you know that no amount of herbs, massage, acupuncture or even meditation, will replace meaningful work that puts food on the table. Plus, the topic is timely and Myers' approach is grounded in an understanding that looking for work and building a career are all about mental attitude, or as he puts it, that the job search is really an inside game...
Books for Healing
Editor´s Note: One reason massage therapists incorporate Bamboo tools to administer massage is to prolong the life of their hands and thus their careers. Bamboo Massage is also an interesting alternative to regular massage.
Massage & Bodywork
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