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Healing Music

Two Farewells That Inform and Inspire

David Kanegis | Posted 04.26.2014 | Fifty
David Kanegis

I confess to not knowing much about these remarkable women until reading about their deaths. Yet, as I perused the accounts of their lives, I couldn't help but notice one character trait that seemed to burn brightly in both of these individuals.

Rhythm, Joy, Kuumba and Rickie BB

Wendy Silvers | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Wendy Silvers

Rickie Byars Beckwith embodies rhythm and joy. I first met Rickie, or Rickie BB as she is affectionately known, in August of 1999 when I was taken...

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 M...

WATCH: This Singing Doctor Will Melt Your Heart

Posted 02.22.2013 | Healthy Living

By Nicole McDermott An oncologist walks into a room full of patients in varying stages of cancer treatment, living each day scan to scan, some of...

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...

Global Spirit: Music, Sound And The Sacred

Stephen Olsson | Posted 09.20.2012 | Religion
Stephen Olsson

I have come to realize that I probably make films because I'm not a musician. I've always had a special admiration, perhaps it's a sweet envy, for the musically talented. Thankfully, music forms the emotional basis of most, if not all, filmmaking.

The Good News From Zimbabwe: Healing Music of the Mbira

Michal Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Michal Shapiro

Amidst all the negative things we hear about the government of Zimbabwe, it is easy to lose sight of the magnificent culture of the country. One of its jewels is the music of the mbira.