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by Ann Bergeson, Certified Integrative Coach Professional

At some time in our lives we’ve all had the experience:  We set goals or promise ourselves we’re going to do ‘something’ to improve our lives on some level.


And then for ‘some’ reason, it all goes south.  Excuses, rationalizations and justifications start creeping in.  Some of them may sound familiar…




Editor's Note by Marie Sakai: Evelyn Glennie, a deaf percussionist gives a spell-bounding presentation on how to listen to the music with not just your ears, but with your whole entire body. A professional and international known musician, Evelyn Glennie, even with her deafness, proved that she too could play music in orchestras and what's more, changed the way music institutions in the UK thought about any physical limitations toward music.


Arts & Art Therapy

by Daniel Tague

Many hospitals and health institutions have been treating patients as "consumers." This mindset seems to help institutions provide better customer service and increase the prominence of patient's rights, but as the article points out, it may be causing some breakdowns in efficient treatment...


Editor's Note from Bernice Chu: A highly structure healthcare system may bring many benefits to patients, families, and their employees. However, are there times when the system may be too structured? Is there a tendency for healthcare professionals to treat patients as 'consumers' over time? Daniel Tague explores this interesting topic.


Music Therapy & Sound Healing

Carol Olson, ATR-BC

I started out as an artist with an interest in people and social causes. Someone directed me to art therapy as a means to combine artistic expression and helping others and social causes as well...



Editor's Note from Erica Curtis: Board certified art therapist, Carol Olson, reflects on the value of her education and professional credentials in her work as an art therapist, administrator, and expert witness.


Arts & Art Therapy

by Jingduan Yang, MD

Many people wonder how to find a good acupuncturist. To answer this simple question, it is important to understand what acupuncture is and how it works...


Editor's Note from Julia Sanfilippo: This article is a beautifully written explanation of the the history and dynamics of acupuncture. It also provides helpful tips for patients new to acupuncture who are looking for a great practitioner. I love how the author stresses the importance of finding an acupuncturist who possesses key qualities such as care, compassion, confidence, knowledge, and the ability to communicate and connect with their patients. As with any health care professional, search until you find your match!



Deborah Corrington, ATR-BC

I remember when I learned that there was such a thing as art therapy. I was sitting on a log on a pebbled beach in West Seattle, watching the lights from Whidby Island sparkle off the water in Puget Sound. I remember that it was summer, the sky was clear, and the cool, salty breeze would gently pass by my face...


Editor's Note from Erica Curtis: Board certified art therapist, Deborah Corrington, shares her professional journey from inception, through education, to touching the lives of countless individuals through the healing power of art.


Arts & Art Therapy


Editor's Note from Melinda Wilson: The healing power of moving to a steady rhythmic pulse has been recognized by many cultures. African dance movements are traditionally derived from observations of nature.  In this video, Wyoma, a teacher and professional dancer, leads viewers in an interactive African dance session, inspired by the movements of animals, trees, and the elements. Follow along with her routine to experince the healing qualities of a moving meditation guided by the sound of an African drum.


Music Therapy & Sound Healing

reviewed by Laura Simms

The peace-making potential of engaged storytelling is described and made visceral in The New Story: Storytelling as a pathway to Peace (Matador, 2015). Savor the opportunity to sit with someone who has walked the walk personally and professionaly...


Editor's Note from Michael Williams: Award-winning storyteller, author, and humanitarian Laura Simms reviews an important book from Inger Lise Oelrich entitled The New Story: Storytelling as a Pathway to Peace (Matador, 2015).


Therapeutic Storytelling

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