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Music Therapy 2

Music, as most of us know, has a multitude of benefits. Teenagers seem to need it for their very existence (and no wonder). Many of us use it as a de-stressor and coping mechanism. In Music Therapy 1, I called … Continue reading

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June 2017 Roundup: Music

While I am away from my blog this week, I have selected and scheduled articles from several categories. A different theme will post each day.   Today’s roundup theme is music. Music Music as a Barometer of Your Well-Being Playing … Continue reading

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Why Writing is Hard, and Why We Should Appreciate It

At the clinic where I work, one of the things we teach students of all ages and levels, adults and university students included, is how to write effectively. At tonight’s in-house professional development workshop for our teachers, the presenters opened … Continue reading

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Playing Music: A Full Workout for the Brain

Below is a video by Anita Collins that explains how playing music lights up the entire brain, affecting the visual, auditory, and motor cortices. The video discusses the benefits of music learning, playing music, and the advantages musicians have, the … Continue reading

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Pt. 3: Reading, Curriculum, and Relevance

As young adults pursue their careers, they often don’t have time to read for pleasure. But more importantly, they believe reading fiction is frivolous, whereas reading non-fiction has value. Non-fiction and textbooks obviously have value, but listen to this video: … Continue reading

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Music Education: The Advantages Of Math

Originally posted on SongSmith:
The physiological substantiation on the application of the digital system for coding and decoding of a melody is the following: children begin their contact with digits already in preschool age, when they are taught to count,…

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Want to Write Great Fiction? Stop Using the “Logical” Side of Your Brain

Originally posted on A Writer's Path:
? by Lauren Sapala Every morning when I open my inbox a landslide of emails from the online writing community pour out. Blog posts, newsletters, classes and programs and retreats. And then I…

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Music as a Barometer of Your Well-Being

How music benefits the brain, general health, and well-being is becoming widely known. Music as therapy is often written about—but how about music as a barometer of the state of your health? A barometer is an instrument used to measure … Continue reading

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The Awesomeness of Teens: 10 Tips for Parents

As a parent of teens and previous teens, the most useful idea I can pass on is view life through their eyes! Of course, that should be standard when dealing with a child of any age, or any person, but … Continue reading

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Losing Your Mind? Your Memory Loss May Not Be Age

Don’t blame it on age. You could be losing your memory because too much is going on at once. Multi-tasking, interruptions, and a crazy life–especially chronically crazy–robs you of the chance to process information and move it into long-term storage … Continue reading

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