Thursday, May 21, 2009

May 23, 2009 - Here's a quick way to adjust your attitude!

We can influence the music we hear and the messages we hear in our heads. Take a minute to pay attention to your soundscape. Do you hear traffic, or computer-buzzing? Are you listening to the news? Is it positive or negative? Are you listening to music? What are the messages in the music? Do they help you to feel good and stay positive or are they negative messages?

Choose music and messages that help create the life you want for yourself. Take a music bath-surrounding your senses with music that makes you feel wonderful! Create the attitude you want to have for yourself by listening to music that reinforces that attitude.

I would love to talk to YOU on my show this weekend!

Call in to talk to me about the music influencing your life at 646-652-2850 on Saturday, May 23, 2009, at 5 EDT/4 CDT/3 MDT/2 PDT.

Have a great Memorial Day Weekend!

Saturday, May 16, 2009

May 16, 2009 - Cardiovascular health

We all know that music makes us feel good and that it can help us relax. We also know that chronic stress causes blood vessels to become rigid and the risk for arteriosclerosis (hardening of the arteries) increases as we age. But did you know that music can affect our cardiovascular system?

CNN posted an article recently about some research a cardiologist did with music. The story concludes that
- Music, like laughter, opens up blood vessels and produces protective chemicals
- Constricted vessels can lead to high blood pressure, increase heart attack risk
- Hospitals across the country use music therapy to help patients heal

This week I'll be discussing that article and talking about music therapy and cardiovascular health.

Check out the article here.

Friday, May 8, 2009

May 9, 2009 - The Just Desserts

Lisa Shawley, MT-BC, will be here representing the group The Just Desserts, an internationally traveling performance and educational ensemble spearheaded by (herself) accordionist, flautist, pianist, vocalist and music therapist Lisa Shawley, and cellist, guitarist, bassist, vocalist and music educator Michael Shay. The Just Desserts performs as a duo or as an expanded ensemble (trio, quartet, or larger) that can include percussion, piano, winds, violin, guitar, piano, bass and/or drums.

Their mission is to encourage exploration, expression, and inclusion through music and culture in the global community.

Join us Saturday, May 9, 2009 at 5 ET/4 CT/3 MT/2 PT. Call in live 646-652-2850.

Friday, May 1, 2009

May 2, 2009 - Happy Anniversary!

One year ago, I decided to start a show about music therapy on Blog Talk Radio. I've done 43 shows which have been downloaded 5,811 times. Each show averages around 100 listeners, but the most listened-to shows were Referrals (5/1/08-260 downloads), Performance Wellness (5/17/08-249 downloads), and Autism (6/14/08-243 downloads).

Over the year, I've been trying to select topics that interest my listeners, so please leave a comment to let me know what topics you'd like me to cover. My goal is to educate everyone on the importance of music for our survival and how we can best use it. I would also like to explain how music therapy can help with speech/language, cognition, and motor rehabilitation, or with personal wellness.

Come celebrate the anniversary of the show with me this Saturday, 5:00 pm Eastern, 4:00 pm Central, 3:00 pm Mountain, 2:00 pm Pacific here or by calling 646-652-2850.

Thank you for listening!