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Power of Music

Babies Really Do Like It When You Blast The Radio

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 10.29.2015 | Healthy Living

If you want to keep from having a crying baby on your hands, consider singing a little or turning on some tunes. A new study published in the journal ...

James Thilman

Experience The Healing Power Of Music With 'Alive Inside' | 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...

Music for Your Years: Improving Quality of Life in Alzheimer's Disease

Linda S. Noelker, PhD | Posted 08.13.2014 | Arts
Linda S. Noelker, PhD

A new, compelling film by director Michael Rossato-Bennett portrays the power of music to engage and enliven these nursing home residents to the amazement of staff and family members.

WHY Music: Bridging the Cultural Divide

Frank Fitzpatrick | Posted 08.05.2014 | Impact
Frank Fitzpatrick

I had an amazing musical journey last week. While this isn't so uncommon for me, considering the abundance of opportunities I have to experience, cre...

A Lifetime of Music

Maria Rodale | Posted 06.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

For my birthday this year, my oldest daughter got us tickets to see Neil Finn at Town Hall in New York City. Now, most people have never heard of Neil...

The Vertigo of Life

Sheila Blanchette | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Sheila Blanchette

I have an edge. Sarcasm and irony are two of my favorite things. I am a wide eyed optimist. I love a happy ending. This is the dichotomy that is me. Lou Reed meets Jack Johnson.

The Song That Changed My Life

Isabel Song | Posted 11.14.2013 | Teen
Isabel Song

You would be hard pressed to find someone whose story on finding a life calling in pediatric oncology starts with Taylor Swift. Well, congratulations. That person is me.

My Favorite Band Is More Than 'Just A Band'

Odelia Kaly | Posted 10.28.2013 | Teen
Odelia Kaly

If Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeroes teaches us anything, it's that we shouldn't be afraid. Don't fear, the world loves you, we love you.

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...

The Healing Power Of Music ♫

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 05.24.2013 | Healthy Living

Most of us have experienced the incredible, mood-altering power of music. One minute you're in a bad mood, the next you're finger-drumming along to yo...

How Music Can Be Medicine

Frank Fitzpatrick | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Frank Fitzpatrick

Whether we using music as a source of joy and inspiration, a medicine for healing deep wounds, a therapy for physical rehabilitation, or a lifeline for surviving trauma and loss, music is undeniably one of mankind's greatest healing modalities.

Jam On! The Many Benefits Of Playing An Instrument

Frank Fitzpatrick | Posted 12.14.2012 | Healthy Living
Frank Fitzpatrick

I find playing music to be one of my strongest personal therapies, not only from the state of being I can achieve while playing, but also from the energetic balancing and mood-enhancing effect on my mind, body and spirit throughout the day.

Music: A Mega-Vitamin For Your Brain

Frank Fitzpatrick | Posted 12.10.2012 | Healthy Living
Frank Fitzpatrick

Your personal playlist can become your personal toolkit for optimizing your mental and emotional state whenever you need it.

How Music Can Transform You

Frank Fitzpatrick | Posted 11.22.2012 | Healthy Living
Frank Fitzpatrick

I believe music is an essential ingredient for the cultivation of a more evolved global community and for the development of more intelligent, adaptable, creative and compassionate generations to come.

Words and Not Enough Words and Words Don't Say Enough

Anna Deavere Smith | Posted 10.11.2012 | Arts
Anna Deavere Smith

There are words and not enough words about the outbursts of violence in Wisconsin and Colorado. In the artistic realm, many of us strive to carve out, or even go as squatters into, a place where the search for meaning uses other resources than words.

Using Music To Bring Gangs Together

Toan Lam | Posted 05.09.2012 | Impact
Toan Lam

SAFE's goal is to spread the word on how communities can orchestrate with the power of music to create safe havens for children around the world.

The Spiritual Value Of Rock Stars And Guitars

Dennis Merritt Jones | Posted 09.19.2011 | Healthy Living
Dennis Merritt Jones

From the day when humankind first discovered music by beating a stick on a hollow log, to this moment in time, the "music" that flows through us is really the outer manifestation of an inner urge to express life