Stress to Success


We all experience stress. It’s everywhere. All one has to do is open up the computer to invite stress into your life. Technology is wonderful but it can be a source of frustration. The secret to maintaining happiness is to learn how to handle disappointments, stress, and challenges. So how does one accomplish . . . → Read More: Stress to Success

Are Your Children Driving You Crazy?

Are Your Children Causing Craziness?

Sometimes children are causing craziness.

I have taught hundreds of children over the last forty plus years, I know just a tiny bit about the way their minds work. Their lives and ours will be a whole lot easier if we can crawl around in their shoes, get into their . . . → Read More: Are Your Children Driving You Crazy?

The Gift of Laughter


Laughter is truly the best of all medicines.


I have the wonderful privilege of working at a local nursing home twice a week, one morning a week doing therapeutic music and one afternoon doing entertainment, playing the piano and the guitar Therapeutic music sessions are centered around a theme. February sessions are geared . . . → Read More: The Gift of Laughter:The Gift of Joy

Our thoughts and words determine our future

Co-create Our Lives


Nine years ago, I was working in a local nursing home doing music therapy. At times I’d become become aware of the physical distance between myself and the residents as I would play my keyboard or guitar for them. Sometimes I wondered if they felt uncomfortable when I towered over them . . . → Read More: Our Thoughts and Words Co-Create Our Lives

post partum depression



At the age of thirteen, I gleefully announced to my mother and my aunt that I wanted thirteen children. I didn’t know about post-partum depression. Both my mother and my aunt nearly fainted. My mother made a comment about not wanting to baby sit. Already in love with music, I wanted a baker’s . . . → Read More: Post Partum Depression: The Down Side of Pregnancy