Monthly Archives: May 2016

Finding Oneself in a Circle

A mandala is a spiritual and ritual symbol of the universe. Monks use mandalas to gain enlightenment, but we can all use this art form as a tool to gain wisdom and compassion. As many art-as-therapies, the mandala allows individuals to openly self-express within a safe structure. The circle represents wholeness and infinity, and represents […]

Good Posture for a Good Mood

Recent research on embodied cognition shows that cognitive states are influenced by the state of the body- this means that your thinking doesn’t just come from your brain, it also comes from your physical experience of the world around you. If you’ve ever heard the phrase ‘fake it ’til you make it!’, know that this actually does kind […]

Can Puppets Be Healing?

When I think of puppets, this is the first thing that comes to mind: (also the first thing that comes to mind anytime I hear someone say “phenomenon”) As it turns out, puppets aren’t just for cooking ‘ze stew stew!’ or cracking jokes from the rafters of an opera house. Puppets can play an important […]

Why is Music Therapy Good for People with Parkinson’s Disease?

Parkinson’s Disease, like many medical diagnoses, brings with it many challenges. Along with the obvious physical difficulties, a new diagnosis can be stressful for both the patient and his/her loved ones. Navigating a confusing system of healthcare options while just trying to get through a day without pain or discomfort can be exhausting, and many […]