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Music and Health

Final Days With Your Pet: How Music Can Help Your Mind Help Your Companion

Joseph Cardillo, Ph.D. | Posted 12.03.2013 | Healthy Living
Joseph Cardillo, Ph.D.

Music can help focus your attention, even in painful circumstances. It can, in situations like Lora's, help make positive memories of the time you have left with a loved one and help soothe the situation, for both present and future, with dignity, peace, and warmth.

Why Music: Music Appreciation for the 21st Century

Frank Fitzpatrick | Posted 11.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Frank Fitzpatrick

We are desperately in need of a new kind of music appreciation program -- one that offers everyone the "why" of music, impresses upon us its deeper values, and helps people better understand how we can most effectively harness its tremendous benefits and better integrate those into our daily lives.

The Healing Role of Music During Times of Change

Rev. Amy Ziettlow | Posted 07.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Rev. Amy Ziettlow

The power of choosing a song to demarcate a liminal period lies in the truth that in-between times are uncomfortable and music helps tether us to collective meaning and memory while empowering us to move forward into the future.

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...

Using a Harmonica as a Weapon for Good

Art Markman, Ph.D. | Posted 04.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Art Markman, Ph.D.

It turns out that playing the harmonica can be a great therapy for COPD patients. The repeated pattern of breathing in and out through the instrument can help patients to become aware of their breathing patterns.

The Perfect Lullaby Playlist

Joseph Cardillo, Ph.D. | Posted 04.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Joseph Cardillo, Ph.D.

Sometimes your anxieties can gnaw at you like a pebble in your shoe. Then the next thing you know they are keeping you awake at night. One possible solution to insomnia is to put together a musical playlist that will work on your mind and body like your own personal lullaby.

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.

The Healing Power of Performing Arts

Dr. Jingduan Yang | Posted 06.12.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Jingduan Yang

In order to promote good health and natural healing, you might want to take some time to go to performances with soothing and beautiful music and colors.