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Music Therapy and Military Populations: An Update

Ronna Kaplan, M.A. | Posted 05.03.2014 | Impact
Ronna Kaplan, M.A.

I am very pleased to inform our readers that the American Music Therapy Association (AMTA) has just announced the publication of Music Therapy and Mil...

What Brings Me Peace After The Loss Of My Baby

Jennifer Canvasser | Posted 05.03.2014 | Parents
Jennifer Canvasser

I am blessed for the richness that Micah has forever added to my life. Giving back to other families is one of the best ways for me to stay close to Micah.

Caring for Each Other, Caring for the Earth: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 04.16.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

2014 is our second year of daily giving, a practice we recommend you take on in your own way. You'll understand how the simple practice of daily giving has the power to transform.

How To Banish The Seasonal Blues

Carol W. Berman, M.D. | Posted 03.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Carol W. Berman, M.D.

Rather than focusing on creating a set of resolutions or goals, choose one thing that you'd like to do differently or change about your life. Picking -- and sticking to -- one goal is easier than five or six.

Robin Spielberg -- Celebrity Support for Music Therapy

Ronna Kaplan, M.A. | Posted 11.14.2013 | Impact
Ronna Kaplan, M.A.

Fifteen years ago professional pianist Robin Spielberg's daughter Valerie was born at 23 weeks and five days! Weighing just under a pound, Valerie was...

Music, Creativity, And Unlocking Our Full Potential

Andrew Littlefield | Posted 01.23.2014 | TED Weekends
Andrew Littlefield

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgSadly, for many of these students and adults, our automatic tendency is to view them by their limitations. As a music therapist, I have the privilege to bring music and creative activities to individuals who don't typically get to experience them.

My 6-Year-Old Teacher

Vanessa Contopulos | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Vanessa Contopulos

From the beginning of our time together, Isabel moved my heart deeply. Without spoken language, she communicated through her eyes, the slight lifting of the corner of her mouth to form a little smile, and with movements of her tiny fingers.

5 Ways to Connect With a Dying Loved One

Jeanne Dennis | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Jeanne Dennis

The simplest -- and, at the same time, the most difficult -- way to connect at the bedside of a dying loved one is to just be. Let your thoughts land softly, or alternatively, take flight.

Hope in a Human Story

Vanessa Contopulos | Posted 11.11.2013 | Arts
Vanessa Contopulos

It turns out that we all have a lived experience of mental illness touching our lives, whether it is personally or though someone we love. It is in the courage to share our journeys that we are able to transform our pain and our struggle into a blessing, a human connection, and a shared path.

Mindfulness, Music Appreciation and Empathy

Patrick Groneman | Posted 11.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Patrick Groneman

Music is a language of energy, a "vibe" of emotions and joy. It speaks to our core desires and feelings. It spans language barriers and political borders, making it a powerful means through which humans can connect.

Let Go and Let Bjork

Elizabeth Baudouin | Posted 09.03.2013 | Entertainment
Elizabeth Baudouin

The first thing I noticed when I entered her West Hollywood studio was the poster of Bjork's Vespertine album cover filigreeing in the kitchen. This poster told me a lot about her as personal Bjork preferences reveal everything about one's character.

Music Therapy for Alzheimer's Patients

Jim T. Miller | Posted 10.19.2013 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

Sitting and listening to music together can provide a way for you and your dad to connect and bond with your mom, even after she stops recognizing your names and faces.

The Powerful Effects of Music in Memory Care

Rita Altman, R.N. | Posted 09.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Rita Altman, R.N.

Fortunately, you don't have to be a physician, scientist, memory care specialist, or music therapist to make meaningful connections through music. So dust off that piano or CD player, or better yet, warm up your voice and start singing!

WATCH: Vets, Experts Discuss Little-Known Solution For Wounded Warriors

The Huffington Post | Nader Salass | Posted 07.24.2013 | Impact

A group of injured veterans is proving to the world that music can truly heal all wounds. 21 year-old U.S. Marine Tim Donley and Arthur Bloom, dire...

Can Sad Music Actually Heal Your Broken Heart?

Posted 06.23.2013 | Healthy Living

By Madeline Vann, MPH Danielle Grant, a 31-year-old chemical engineering student, put John Denver’s seriously sad “I’m Sorry” and Bruno Mar...

A Playlist For... A Migraine?

Joseph Cardillo, Ph.D. | Posted 08.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Joseph Cardillo, Ph.D.

What if you get headaches? The right piece of music can make you feel euphoric in just moments. Much of this effect is due to an increase of various neurotransmitters such as dopamine.

In Defense Of Breakup Songs

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.20.2013 | Women

Turns out all those times you wanted to listen to "Someone Like You" after a breakup are completely justified -- by research. A new study forthcomi...

Jaweed Kaleem

The Growth Of Deathbed Choirs

HuffingtonPost.com | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 09.26.2013 | Religion

WASHINGTON -- Always face the person in the chair. Sense their breath, the rising and falling of the lungs, the blood's flush on the cheeks. Watch the...

Timothy Stenovec

Spotify Sees Uptick In Songs About Boston

HuffingtonPost.com | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 04.16.2013 | Technology

Just as newspapers across the country paid tribute to Boston's iconic sports teams and a building hundreds of miles away was adorned with "NY ❤ B," ...

A White Wind Blew

Ronna Kaplan, M.A. | Posted 05.13.2013 | Books
Ronna Kaplan, M.A.

Author James Markert grew up in Louisville, Kentucky, and was intrigued by the Waverly Hills Sanatorium, a tuberculosis hospital with the highest rate of TB in the country, at a very young age.

Hip-Hop Yoga for Healing Trauma

Deepak Chopra | Posted 04.14.2013 | Impact
Deepak Chopra

Life Camp grew into a non-profit that focused not only on violence prevention, but also provided empowerment opportunities for educationally, economically and socially disadvantaged youth.

Music Therapy and the Military

Ronna Kaplan, M.A. | Posted 03.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Ronna Kaplan, M.A.

Much more attention is being drawn to what music therapy can accomplish in military circles. We need more music therapists to work with veterans, caregivers, and family members. We need more research, so it is great that this new partnership is very focused on research.

Music and Healing: Bringing Light out of the Darkness

Maria Rodale | Posted 02.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Isaac Eliaz, MD, MS, LAc, integrative medicine pioneer These winter days are so magical. We bring light into the darkness and wa...

Sing Out for Joyous Holidays, Healthy New Year

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 02.16.2013 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

Let's make a New Year's resolution to release the songs in our hearts throughout the year for simple joy -- and to boost our well-being and health.

Music Therapy for Individuals With Autism

Ronna Kaplan, M.A. | Posted 01.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Ronna Kaplan, M.A.

Literature reports that most individuals with autism spectrum disorder respond positively to music. The frequency with which people with ASD show a heightened interest and response to music makes it an excellent therapeutic tool for working with them.