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Am I a Therapist First or a Musician?

July 20, 2015
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I’m two-thirds of the way through reading Ken Aigen’s 2013 book The Study of Music Therapy: Current Issues and Concepts. It’s been sitting on my shelf for almost a year, now, as I made myself focus solely on chipping away at my dissertation and completing first year of teaching. Now that both of those are […]

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5 Difficult Concepts Made Easier by Disney’s “Inside Out”

June 26, 2015
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Disclaimer: This post gives away some plot lines from the Disney movie Inside Out. Read at your own risk.

The other day, the family and I did something that millions of other families do on a typically Sunday afternoon. We went to the movies. The movie of choice? Disney’s recently released cartoon movie Inside Out. I […]

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[PsychToday] 3 Steps to a Music-Enhanced Workout

June 5, 2015
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My workout time is my reading time. Between work, writing, kids, and family, I have little time to actually sit and read a book, so I listen to my books while exercising.
Except for the other day when my Audible app crapped out on me (I’ve since updated my software, so my apps are happy again). […]

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[PsychToday] Hearing Music in Baltimore

April 29, 2015
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The response of the Boston Symphony Orchestra was more than just a “feel good” nicety. Here’s why…Read more.
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[Mommy Mondays] Three Big Truths: Reflections on Gender, Work Ethic, and Boundaries

March 6, 2015
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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, […]

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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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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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[PsychToday] 10 Eclectic Halloween Songs

October 29, 2014
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The holiday season is about to unofficially commence as millions of children dress up as their favorite princess, super-hero, cartoon character, or animal. Once appropriately attired, they will travel door-to-door—or in my case in urban Miami, store-to-store at the outdoor mall—collecting mouthfuls of candy to stuff into plastic orange pumpkins.
Halloween has all the markers of […]

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Mommy Mondays: The No-Guilt iPhone-Wielding Parent

July 13, 2014
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My phone is a pretty constant presence in my hand. I use it to check email, take pictures, share pics to Instagram, post updates on Twitter and Facebook, reference my grocery list, listen to audiobooks, text, make phone calls, look up passwords, check the weather, play Words with Friends…it basically has a function in almost […]

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