Let Your Light Shine


A small town neighborhood florist extended an act of kindness to ten year old Johnny. Johnny wanted to buy his mother flowers for mother’s day. He scraped together two dimes, three nickels, and three pennies to make the purchase. Holding his fortune in his small hand, he walked into the florist’s store to buy . . . → Read More: Acts of Kindness

Building Success With Compassion


Compassion works well with the elderly, with handicapped children, and with the terminally ill. I have the privilege of working at a local nursing home doing music therapy. Every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday I meet with 15 to twenty residents and do a theme related program. Yes, the music speaks to them. Rhythm band . . . → Read More: Building Success With Compassion

Building success By Creating Joy


Story: I conduct three creating joy therapeutic music sessions each week at a local nursing home. Rhythm band seems to be the residents’ favorite activity. It’s also mine. It’s so joyful to see their faces light up when they get to play the drums, the maracas, the bells, or the washboards. A few . . . → Read More: Building success By Creating Joy

Therapeutic Music in Nursing Homes

Nursing Homes and Therapeutic Music


Wednesdays are my day at the nursing home. I am priviliged to do therapeutic music with a wide range of ages, from 3 year olds to 90 year olds. This gives me a great perspective on life experienced by a variety of ages. In many ways, ninety year olds . . . → Read More: Nursing Homes and Therapeutic Music

Building a Life Of Joy



I have a mission in life to share ideas on overcoming depression and beyond that, on building a life of joy. Some of my lessons come from the senior citizens I have the privelege to serve. They know how to build a life of joy.

Working as a therapeutic musician and entertainer at . . . → Read More: Build a Life Of Joy: Build A Life Of Happiness

Loving the Hurting

The Healing Power of Love



It’s easy to love the likable, the most popular, and those at the top of the success ladder. But what happens to the disenfranchised, the hurting, and the lost members of society? A chain is only as strong as its weakest link. A community is only as viable . . . → Read More: The Healing Power of Love: Loving the Hurting

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

Low Cost Stress Relievers


In this high stress world, we need low cost stress relievers.

We live in a world of constant motion and high demands. Parents feel obligated to commit their children to Karate lessons, music lessons, and sports activities. Our airwaves are bombarded with news about an ailing economy, stock market slumps, and terrorist threats. . . . → Read More: Low Cost Stress Relievers: Economical Ways to Prevent Stress

Celebrate Peace: Practice the Presence

Practice the presence: Bring God into Your Life



How often do we, meaning I, get off balance by projecting into the future all of the what ifs? What if the economy collapses again? What if I get sick? When should I retire? All that mental noise does not bring peace. Peace comes from . . . → Read More: Practice the presence: Celebrate Peace