Autism, Dying, Newsletters, Cancer, Alzheimer’s, SmartPhones, & Streakers

by Kimberly on September 8, 2009 · 2 comments

(And, yes, I somehow manage to touch on ALL these topics in this post. Keep reading…)

NEWSLETTERS

I am very excited to announce the launch of the Music Therapy Maven email newsletter! This newsletter is easy to subscribe to (just fill in your name and email address below) and absolutely free. Each newsletter will include original content all designed to help you: as a musician, a therapist, a small business owner, and a consumer.

Sign up today to start receiving your newsletter!

AUTISM, DYING, CANCER, & ALZHEIMER’S

I also wanted to take this opportunity to share four more articles with you. I know I just posted the latest Daily Blog last Thursday, but I think these articles are important enough to share now:

1) Counseling That Helps the Dying Live (from the Washington Post)

End-of-life counseling can be unbelievably important and unbelievably powerful, as this article testifies. No surprise for the angels who work in hospice.

2) Researchers Identify Genes Affecting Alzheimer’s Risk (again, the Washington Post)

They keep finding out more and more about how Alzheimer’s develops. This is such important research.

3) Why Current Thinking About Autism is Completely Wrong (from the Huffington Post)

I have never heard or read this before. Dr. Mark Hyman lays out an argument for thinking of autism as a body disorder that affects the brain. Very interesting and very provocative. Jury’s still out for me – what do you think?

4) Sharing a Loved One’s Pain (from the World’s Strongest Librarian)

This is a beautifully written story about how you can “help” a loved one in pain (based on the author’s experiences fighting cancer).

SMARTPHONES

I am excited to announce that the Music Therapy Maven blog is now more accessible than ever to mobile readers. Use your smartphone (e.g. your iPhone, Blackberry, etc.) to quickly and easily read the latest Maven posting on your phone’s internet browser. Let’s hear it for technology!

STREAKERS

And, finally, just for fun – my husband is the band director at Colorado State University. This weekend, at the first football game (the “big one” between rivals CSU and the University of Colorado), the CSU halftime performance was disrupted by, shall we say, an enthusiastic CU fan. Gotta hand it to my husband, though…not only did he run the guy down and tackle him (you can see the pre-tackle picture here), but he was able to see the good in the situation and share it with others (and he’s now a hero among his band students!).

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Singing Bowls September 14, 2009 at 12:28 pm

Hah, that’s funny about your husband. I think mine would tackle a naked man, that’s for sure! Anyways, great blog and I’m looking forward to the newsletter.
.-= Singing Bowls´s last blog ..Types of Singing Bowls =-.

Kimberly September 16, 2009 at 11:36 am

Then I bet our husbands would get along! Thanks for your interest. I look forward to getting to know each other. Kimberly

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