Culture / Health / Lifestyle

Broken Hearts, Not Broken Minds

“The conflict between the will to deny horrible events and the will to proclaim them aloud is the central dialectic of psychological trauma. People who have survived atrocities often tell their stories in a highly emotional, contradictory, and fragmented manner that undermines their credibility and thereby serves the twin imperatives of truth-telling and secrecy. When … Continue reading

Culture / International Affairs / Lifestyle / Music Therapy

Holy Moly! World Poetry Day

Today, I am discussing three very essential things in my life at the moment- poetry, spiritual connection, and music. For starters, March 21st is “World Poetry Day” as declared by UNESCO (the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) in 1999. According to their website, “UNESCO recognizes the unique ability of poetry to capture the … Continue reading

Culture / Lifestyle / Music Therapy Thursdays

Life in Moments, Not Milestones

“And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees… I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer.”  ― F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby In my previous post , I described the generosity, kindness, support and sense of unity that disasters or horrific events affecting a … Continue reading

Culture / Lifestyle

A Side of Respect With That Wine, Please

You’ve had the weekend to recover from the candy or booze induced hangover, morning after of regret, disappointment following dates unplanned and less than ideal gifts…or perhaps you reflected fondly on happy memories or indulged in an extended celebration of what is now one of the more polarizing holidays, Valentine’s Day.  While the symbolic roses, cards, chocolates and pressure for … Continue reading