Being at home for extended periods of time can make even homebodies itch for ways to keep busy. Here are 10 ideas to help pass the time and also build ties with others, all without leaving home. Get Crafty Beading, needlepoint, origami, painting, photography, the list is endless. Crafts don't have to require extensive supplies… Continue reading 10 Stay-At-Home Boredom Busters
My daughter was a whirling dervish when she was little. Rarely a minute passed when she wasn’t constantly moving. Sitting down and relaxing was an alien concept. There was always too much to see and do, and never enough time to accomplish it all. Like most parents, I wished I could bottle up all that… Continue reading Music; Find Your Calm Today
We all know how a particular song can bring back a special memory, make us feel happy, calm or pump us up. People are born with the ability to tell the difference between music and noise. Our brains actually have different pathways for processing different parts of music including pitch, melody, rhythm, and tempo. Fast… Continue reading How Does The Brain Tune Into Music?
For most of my life I adamantly denied I like Country music. I only saw it as a twangy, sappy heartbroken music that subjugated women to men. Then something happened. Like everything else, I realized an entire genre can’t be defined in only one way. It’s a diverse, multifaceted, constantly evolving sound like any other.… Continue reading The Power Of Music
We've always heard music has the power to soothe the savage beast. Now we know it can also inspire, energize, uplift and even help manage pain. Music has been used in medicine for thousands of years. But music therapy emerged as a formal means of care in the United States in the 1940's, after doctors learned… Continue reading Music Helps Pain