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The incredible power of music in history

November 23, 2015

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The incredible power of music in history by Jill Mattson — Throughout history, music has been used for a variety of purposes, but many of these have been forgotten and lost. Work chants were used by sailors, field workers, slaves and soldiers to increase their productivity. The musical rhythms created patterns of organization and controlled […]

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Lessons from “The Sound of Music”

September 25, 2015

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Lessons from “The Sound of Music” by Scott Grace —  My daughter and I just watched “The Sound of Music.” It was the first time in decades for me, but this time I viewed it through my daughter’s eyes — through the eyes of a child — and, lo and behold, I was captivated, swept […]

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Music on your brain

December 4, 2013

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by Jill Mattson —  Music as entertainment is just the tip of the iceberg. Music is a hidden giant with far-ranging impacts on our health and learning. It is easily accessible and inexpensive. So, what is wrong with this solution and why is it not used more? Music stimulates regions of the brain responsible for […]

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The stress effect and reduction techniques

June 20, 2013

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Your body is designed to experience stress and react appropriately. Stress will put you in fight-or-flight mode, alert and ready to avoid danger. The body also experiences physiologic responses, such as increased heart and respiratory rates, to enable immediate action. However, increased incidences of illness can develop if these physiologic changes are not restored to […]

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Rewriting the 3 R’s

March 18, 2013

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by Mary M. Ernsberger —  Our focus with regard to the education of American children has shifted dramatically in the last 10 to 15 years. Gone are the days when we highlighted and expanded our children’s skills, dreams and creative ways of learning. Now children are taught from the earliest grades how to score well […]

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Find joy despite life’s obstacles

December 14, 2012

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by Bruce F. Rosen —  Beneath the noise of daily life — filled with traffic congestion and sirens, incessant text messages and emails demanding answers, and obligations you are striving to fulfill — your true self is aching to experience and express joy, which is your birthright. Here are six ways to allow joy to […]

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Sound therapy healing — New technology for an ancient art

November 2, 2012

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by Harold Gill —  From ancient time to present day, sound and music have been used to influence humans physically, emotionally and spiritually. Native peoples used drums during ceremonies both to relax and to stimulate. In early North American cultures, a baby attending its first ceremony was comforted when it heard the drum, as the […]

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Why the arts are fundamental

October 5, 2012

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by Lynn Monson —  We now have a body of research that strongly indicates and is proving that the arts — music, dance, theater and visual arts — are important to the education of our children and should be included as an equal partner in our educational system, not just as an adjunct to it. […]

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Music — A doorway to the soul and a harmonic path to healing

October 1, 2012

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by Dudley Evenson —  All cultures on every part of the planet, from ancient times to this day, have used music in some way to lift the spirit and to enhance the healing process. Music, because of its nature, is a link between the external and internal worlds, a bridge to the spirit and a doorway […]

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Preparing for a thanks-giving dinner

September 6, 2012

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by Khayriyyah Savannah —  As the holiday season approaches, you may be stocking the pantry with extra goodies and arranging your home to accommodate family gatherings. It’s a good practice to also give thanks for the time you will spend with your loved ones. Recognizing that these busy, stressful times can contribute to strains in […]

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Drumming, community and unity

September 1, 2012

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by Josephine M. Joseph —  Drums and sound instruments mimic nature and help connect us to the universal mother, our earth. Their sounds can elevate our vibration into transformational or spontaneous healing. Drumming is also a powerful tool to access trance states and connect with higher energies. Sitting in circles with our drums and other […]

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Song of your heart

March 5, 2012

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by Stacey Badger —  Everyone has one. You may have forgotten your “song,” but deep within the depths of your being, your heart remembers it. The song of your heart holds the secret of why you are here and what it is you came here to do. There is a vibration and a frequency within […]

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The healing power of sound

February 28, 2012

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by Stacey Badger —  Sound — it surrounds us. As long as we live in the physical world, we are in the presence of sound. Even if we do not hear sounds, we feel them as vibrations, which can move our hearts and bring us to tears. Or they can cause us to feel uneasy […]

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