Posted May 28th, 2020
Jongi-jeobgi, the Korean art of paper folding (often called origami), was introduced to me as a child by my mom. She was a watercolor artist at the time, so naturally she attempted to teach me how to sketch. However, she soon realized that I was more interested in folding the paper in front of me […]
Posted April 20th, 2020
I studied classical music, and one quote from Beethoven always stands out to me, “Music can change the world.” It is such a simple statement, yet so powerful. How does music have the ability to know exactly how we feel sometimes before we even know what we feel? The power of music has never ceased […]
Posted April 2nd, 2020
From the time I started my graduate degree in Music therapy, I knew I wanted to do work within the medical setting. The very first class I ever took was based on methods in medical music therapy and immediately something clicked for me. I realized I wanted to be the person who brought music to […]
Posted February 1st, 2016
Close your eyes for a moment and think about a piece of art that calms your mind. Maybe it’s a classic impressionist painting or perhaps it’s a black and white photograph that evokes a pleasant memory. Art takes on many forms and can be extremely therapeutic for cancer patients and their caregivers to engage in […]
Posted May 7th, 2015
As we shift from a cold, dark winter to the bright warmth of spring, you may be seeing a lot of activities taking place all around you. This is the season for 5K runs, bike rides, and fitness challenges, all geared toward the shedding of your winter layers to achieve the goal of having a […]
Posted November 19th, 2014
When you find yourself caught up in the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, give yourself the gift of “instant yoga” by practicing these quick and simple techniques.
Posted February 24th, 2014
There is a tremendous value to incorporating acts of “simplicity” during the course of the day. Many people hear the word “yoga” and shy away from the practice thinking they will be asked to bend and move into complicated shapes that are acrobatic and unnatural.