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Music Moment – Little Boy Blues [Music]

For this Music Moment, I thought I'd share an instrumental song that's always been a favorite of mine. Well, at least since high school. The song, "Little Boy Blues", was written and performed by the Canadian rock trio, Triumph. It was the final song on their 1984 album, Thunder Seven. The band played an interesting… Continue reading Music Moment – Little Boy Blues [Music]

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Music Moment – Elderly Woman Behind the Counter…[Music]

As one of the main bands to bring the early 90s Seattle sound - aka Grunge - to the mainstream, Pearl Jam has always been a constant member of my many playlists. Their sound is unique, recognizable, and their songs always feel as if they’re painting a mood or telling a story. One of my… Continue reading Music Moment – Elderly Woman Behind the Counter…[Music]

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A Little Motivation [Creativity]

"Commitment to the most worthy purpose is of little value if we lack confidence in our ability to realize it." - Stephen Batchelor, Buddhism Without Beliefs I've been reading the aforementioned book the past few days, and this line stuck out to me. I read it several times because it resonated and made me think… Continue reading A Little Motivation [Creativity]

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Music Moment – After the Gold Rush [Music]

One of my favorite singer/songwriters is Neil Young. He first came to prominence in the late 1960s as a member of Buffalo Springfield. Later, in between releasing solo albums, he also was an on again/off again member of Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young. While his efforts with other musicians has always been fantastic, he really… Continue reading Music Moment – After the Gold Rush [Music]

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Creativity as Therapy

I'm sure you've heard of art therapy and music therapy. In fact, art has been used in therapy for over a century. Initially, it was used as a form of "moral therapy" for psychiatric patients, it's evolved over time to something that can be utilized in a wide variety of situations, from helping Alzheimers patients… Continue reading Creativity as Therapy

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New Podcast Episode – Amateur or Professional

As creators, we all dream of being considered professionals. But where is the line that separates the two? Is it definite or arbitrary? Or are these just labels that don't mean anything? Join me as I look into what it takes to be a professional artist. The podcast is available at iTunes, GooglePlay, Spotify, Amazon,… Continue reading New Podcast Episode – Amateur or Professional