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As a woman, a mother, a working mother, a working mother in academia, and a working-mother-in-academia-with-a-background-in-small business-and-”night job”-as-a-state-legislative-advocacy-and-policy-strategist…I am drawn towards articles and information that center on what it means to be a woman and, in particular, a strong woman in the workforce.
I’ve read Sheryl Sanberg’s Lean In, Amy Poehler’s Yes Please, Tina Fey’s Bossypants, [...]


Have you ever listened to the lyrics of a favorite song? I mean, reeeeeeally listened?
Better yet, have you ever read the lyrics of a familiar song while it has played? If so, what was that like for you?
In my experience, most people don’t pay much attention to lyrics. They may know the lyrics and be [...]


re: VISIONing Music Therapy

January 27, 2015
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Wow, what a month! I’m not sure how exactly it got to be the end of January already, although I find myself saying this more and more often these days. I’m 3 weeks into my second semester on faculty at the University of Miami, 1 month away from defending my dissertation, almost 25 posts into [...]

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5 Years of the Social Media Advocacy Project: A Look Back

January 4, 2015
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January marks one of my favorite months of the year—the annual Music Therapy Social Media Advocacy project! The 2015 project marks a particularly special event. Not only are we celebrating this being the 5th annual Social Media Advocacy month, but it coincides with the much-anticipated launch of the Scope of Music Therapy Practice (2015) document [...]

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[VIDEO] Happy Holidays!

December 22, 2014

From my family to yours, have a joyful holiday and a very happy New Year!


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[PsychToday] 51 Ways to a Greater Musical You

December 21, 2014
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We may not be past the major December holidays, yet, but the new year will be here in a flash. And with the new year comes . . . resolutions. Tis (almost) the season for making changes and creating your life how you’d like it to look . . . Read more.
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[PsychToday] Music and the Shopper

December 3, 2014
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It seems like a tradition, now, one that begins slightly before Halloween. I read it in Facebook status updates, hear it from my friends, even catch myself thinking it. “It” is the annual I-can’t-believe-I’m-hearing-Christmas-music-in-the-stores-already complaint that begins right around mid-October and continues through Thanksgiving…Read more (Image courtesy of photostock at FreeDigitalPhotos.net)

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On Reflective Practice

November 20, 2014
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I’ve been thinking a lot lately about reflective practice. Perhaps you think this is due to next week’s Thanksgiving holiday, a time intended for us to gather with family and friends and reflect back on all we are thankful for. It could be…but in this case my thinking on reflective practice is more due to [...]

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