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November 5, 2019

I’m in the process of re-evaluating my priorities, strategies and work-life balance.  I recently started a part-time hospice job in addition to my private practice.  I love working with elders.  It’s great to be working as a music therapist in the field again! However,...

October 22, 2019

Interested in starting a meditative practice?  There are some things to think about as you look for resources that work for you.  Do you like imagery and imagination or do you prefer being grounded in reality?  Are you interested in spiritual practices other than your...

October 15, 2019

Ok.  So there’s not really one but I can dream, right? It needs to be light weight so I can lift it in and out of the car but big enough to hold my instruments and equipment.  Wheels would be great, except when there are stairs.  Maybe soundproof, because I don’t want...

October 8, 2019

I’ve talked before about how music is intertwined with memory and how preferred music makes a big difference.    One of my favorite music youtuber’s talks about music, memory, and music therapy here.  I was also thinking about this the other day as I was list...

October 1, 2019

You may be familiar with a pilot study, that is, a study designed to encourage more research on a particular topic, methodology or medication.  In a recent study in the Journal of Music Therapy, the researchers were not only interested in the outcomes of a group of mus...

September 24, 2019

Being a caregiver can be emotionally and physically draining.  It can be difficult to near impossible to find a break from the stress.  While the Self Care Institute is aimed primarily at professionals, they offer a weekly newsletter with self-care tips and techniques...

September 17, 2019

The Lincoln Caregivers Education Group provides resources and education to caregivers who may be caring for a spouse, parent, or other loved one.  The primary emphasis is on Elder Care but as a caregiver of children with special needs, I have found several of the prese...

September 10, 2019

Disclaimer: Any direct contact work with patients requires training and background clearance.  This blog is for informational purposes only and does not imply training. 

Necessity is the mother of invention.  I prefer my harp for bedside visits but don’t usually br...

September 2, 2019

The newest issue of the Journal of Music Therapy (JMT) just came out!  The study “Feasibility of Home-Based Neurologic Music Therapy for Behavioral and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia: a Pilot Study” was especially interesting for a number of reasons.  Neurologic Mu...

August 28, 2019

There’s been a lot going on in my family and in my personal life!  All good but it does mean that I am looking at how I use my time and what services I am offering.  Groups are on hold for now though there is a collaborative project that I’m super excited to be working...

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