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How Running Away Can Save Your Life

Fiona Grinwald | Posted 06.15.2016 | Healthy Living
Fiona Grinwald

People say you should never run away from your troubles. I ran as far as I could. I am not a natural runner. The most I could previously run was a...

The Hidden Heroes of Gaziantep

Darcy Ataman | Posted 06.11.2016 | World
Darcy Ataman

Each year on June 20th the United Nations invites organizations and people from around the world to celebrate World Refugee Day. This is an event that "honors the courage, strength and determination of women, men and children who are forced to flee their homeland under threat of persecution, conflict and violence."

Music as Medicine: Why a New Kind of Neuro-Rehab Is Taking Off

Rebecca Strong | Posted 05.31.2016 | Healthy Living
Rebecca Strong

Ancient Greek philosophers believed that music had a therapeutic purpose -- including to treat depression, mania and even hangovers. In the Native Ame...

Music is The Medicine

Wilamina Falkenhagen | Posted 04.27.2016 | Women
Wilamina Falkenhagen

Women in Work 2016 Introducing Ms April, Allison Davies Imagine you are five years old and it's birthday season. Yours is in three weeks and each wee...

Creativity -- Therapeutic Uses and Therapy -- Alike and Different

Ronna Kaplan, M.A. | Posted 03.28.2016 | Healthy Living
Ronna Kaplan, M.A.

Creativity is a good thing on many levels! And, most importantly, creativity belongs to everyone, as do the arts. Where things get complicated is along a continuum of the use of creativity and the arts between and among arts and health, arts education, and arts and social service professionals.

The Criminal Father

Darcy Ataman | Posted 03.01.2016 | World
Darcy Ataman

This year's theme for International Women's Day is Pledge for Parity. It is a call for all to respond; to be "leaders within our spheres of influence", and to "take pragmatic action to accelerate gender parity."

Before My Son Died, Music Mattered More Than Medicine

Jennifer Canvasser | Posted 02.29.2016 | Parents
Jennifer Canvasser

Music brought our family together during extraordinarily difficult times. As music filled Micah's hospital room, the songs nurtured our relationships. We bonded over music because it gave us a shared experience - that wasn't about the next medical procedure.

Breast Cancer: Music and Healing

Barbara Jacoby | Posted 02.01.2016 | Healthy Living
Barbara Jacoby

While recently doing my usual research about the latest medications and breast cancer treatments that are being tested, I suddenly started to think ab...

VIDEO: A Music Therapy Mini Case Study in Texas

Kat Fulton | Posted 02.01.2016 | Education
Kat Fulton

In 2002, I saw "music therapy" pop up in my Google search results for "careers in music," and thought ~WOW, I'll do that! My parents aren't gonna like...

Heal Yourself With Music and Aloha

Ayda Ersoy | Posted 12.23.2015 | Hawaii
Ayda Ersoy

Imagine every week you spend a couple hours sharing music and having fun. You meet old friends, and make new ones. There's no plan beforehand what you're going to play.

A Shared Understanding: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 10.26.2015 | Impact
Ari Nessel

This week, The Pollination Project celebrates recent grantees whose work allows people to understand one another in new ways.

Autism and Public Performances: How Do We Do This?

C.J. Shiloh, MT-BC | Posted 09.30.2015 | Arts
C.J. Shiloh, MT-BC

Typical public concert venues are inaccessible to those who are unable to sit still and be quiet. Experiencing live music in the fine arts is totally elusive to the growing number of people in our society on the autism spectrum. This is not okay.

Music Therapy May Hold Promise For Treating Epilepsy

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 08.11.2015 | Science

We know that listening to classical music can lower blood pressure, reduce stress levels and even boost learning. But could it also help prevent seizu...

'Music Is Our Weapon' Is Proving Its Name By Battling Alzheimer's

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 05.22.2015 | Fifty

Research has credited music with helping Alzheimer's and other dementia patients. And now a Dallas-based charity is building on this connection by giv...

How to Save the Music

Elizabeth Baudouin | Posted 05.24.2015 | Education
Elizabeth Baudouin

Cords for Music is a social enterprise I started last year. We produce and sell jewelry and design objects. We give a portion of all our sales to organizations that support music education in public schools and underserved communities.

ABC's David Muir Names Music Therapists 'Persons of the Week'

Ronna Kaplan, M.A. | Posted 05.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Ronna Kaplan, M.A.

Just last week, David Muir celebrated all music therapists as Persons of the Week on his ABC World News Tonight broadcast.

How Bono and U2 Can Save Us From Despair: Hint, "It's a Beautiful Day"

Margaret Hession | Posted 04.15.2015 | Divorce
Margaret Hession

Joseph Campbell, the American mythologist, writer and lecturer said, "We must be willing to let go of the life we have planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us."

Music Is What Feelings Sound Like

Psychology Today | Cortney S. Warren, Ph.D | Posted 10.24.2014 | World

Most of us absolutely love music. We are compelled by it. We are provoked by it. We are moved by it. We are inspired by it. We feel connected to it. I...

Meet The Man Sharing His Musical Gifts With Alzheimer's Patients In Paris

Le HuffPost | Sandra Lorenzo | Posted 10.28.2014 | World

At the sound of the music, the 20 people drinking coffee on the terrace in the sunshine enter and sit down in small groups. Some of them already have ...

Veterans Find 'Family,' Healing In Festival And Electronic Music Culture

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 08.22.2014 | Impact

Two years and 34 surgeries after Kirstie Ennis was injured in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan, the retired Marine Corps veteran is still fighting to...

James Thilman

Experience The Healing Power Of Music With 'Alive Inside'

HuffingtonPost.com | James Thilman | Posted 10.28.2014 | Entertainment

Filmmaker Michael Rossato-Bennett had planned to film Dan Cohen, a social worker and founder of the nonprofit organization Music & Memory, for a singl...

Can Music Save Lives?

Ronna Kaplan, M.A. | Posted 08.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Ronna Kaplan, M.A.

Can music save lives? Listen to and watch professional pianist, composer, author, and American Music Therapy Association (AMTA) artist spokesperson ...

Could Hip Hop Hold The Answer To Changing These Kids Lives?

The Huffington Post | Jessica Dickerson | Posted 06.23.2014 | Black Voices

A growing body of research suggests that those who live in violence-stricken communities are subject to post-traumatic stress and PTSD at rates higher...

9 Ideas For Music Therapy For Alzheimer's Patients At Home

Paula Spencer Scott | Posted 06.04.2014 | Fifty
Paula Spencer Scott

My dad couldn't always remember my name, but he could sing every word of "The Blue Skirt Waltz." When he danced with his youngest granddaughter to Frankie Yankovic, the effects of his dementia disappeared into a polka beat.

10 Incredible Gifts For NICU Families

Jennifer Canvasser | Posted 05.14.2014 | Parents
Jennifer Canvasser

A community of love will help NICU families become the best advocates, nurturers and champions for their precious babies.