How Music and Art Helped Heal My Grief

Grief is a normal and healthy reaction to loss, and so is resilience. We all have the capacity to learn how to live with our losses and to apply our own style of grieving to the healing process. In my new book, “Resilience Art: A Grief Coloring Book Using Ritual and...

Find What Brings You Joy and Go There

“The voice of the sea speaks to the soul.”   Kate Chopin The title of this blog is the same as the title of a small journal I kept while on vacation last week. I love that advice and was drawn to the journal because it features words about being by the sea, such as...

Learning to Ride a Bike and Drive a Car

In my neighborhood, one family is teaching their 5 year old daughter to ride a bike, and my next door neighbors are teaching their 17 year old son to drive. Watching these rites of passage play out, I am touched by the devotion that both sets of parents are...

It’s Never Too Late to Balance Eulogy vs Resume Virtues

David Brooks is one of my favorite writers, panelists, and political commentators; his words always make me consider things from a new perspective.  His latest book, The Road to Character, is about human virtues, that old-fashioned word that speaks of high moral...

Prayer for Musicians

We all feel a strong connection to music, but have you considered that music and sound are the world’s oldest medicines? Ancient healers used music to cure illness and help people regain spiritual balance.  Music continues to play a key role in healing –   let’s...

SPRING DREAMS

There is a change in the quality of light and sound as March opens;  the month of April grows closer.  My morning walk in the park today with Winky, my little dog, revealed an amazing display of natural resilience.  The tree branches have buds on them – just this...
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