Holiday Sing-along

Holiday Sing-along

Here are the high plains of northwestern Kansas, we have begun singing Christmas songs at the assisted living facilities I visit. Employees, volunteers, music therapists, and carolers may find a few “new” old gems to add from my list. So here we go: Image...
I give you “Trees”

I give you “Trees”

One of my favorite books as an adult is the children’s book “The Giving Tree” by Shel Silverstein. At a time of year when many fir and pine trees are cut for holiday decoration, I think of all the things trees provide: a place for birds, squirrels,...
Hello!

Hello!

November 21st is National Hello Day. Greeting people is a social skill we learn as children.It is a way of acknowledging those around us.┬áBelieve it or not, the word “hello” came into existence around 1829. Most music therapy sessions begin with a greeting...
Am I Sandwiched?

Am I Sandwiched?

My early childhood was spent living several states away from my grandparents. This limited our visits to a couple of times a year. A big goal for my parents was returning to Kansas so they could be closer to their parents. Meeting this goal allowed us to visit my...
Spread a little kindness

Spread a little kindness

Sunday, November 13th is World Kindness Day. Random acts of kindness are wonderful every day. Sometimes kindness is tangible like providing food or shelter. Other times it is being present, holding a hand. Kindness can be shown in many ways making it a great topic for...