Benefits of Music on Mental Health

After a long day, regardless of my mood, I select a playlist and tell Alexa to turn up the volume while I work in the kitchen. Some days I dance while chopping vegetables, other days I contemplate lyrics quietly while scrubbing pots. I know that this part of my routine is important to my overall well-being. I also try to get out to listen to music live on a regular…

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Being Real

Grief My last blog post was two months ago. Two. This is not to say I don't have three half-written blogs on my hard drive. I do. And a running list of ideas that I'm excited and eager to share with you. My brain is constantly spinning with all the ways I want to help and educate people. But I've been stuck. We talk a lot in therapy about grieving.…

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A Unique Approach to Resolutions: Don’t.

New Year’s Resolutions are the worst How is everyone doing on their New Year’s resolutions? Yeah, me neither. Although, I haven’t failed completely. Given my years of experience in attempting self-improvement (spoiler alert: therapists are far from perfect), I have come to understand that I don’t do well with resolutions. I don’t like being told what to do (or not do), even by myself. Many people are similar. This is…

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