When I was a kid, I used to complain to my mother, “There’s Mother’s Day and Father’s Day and even Grandparent’s Day. When is the special holiday for children?”
“Every day is Children’s Day,” she would reply.
Susan Chiaravallo has witnessed how demoralizing it is for parents when their attempts to discipline a child fail. Her own granddaughter was diagnosed with a behavioral disorder that left the youngster and her parents trapped in a battle of wits, will and endurance. Everything they tried as loving parents and grandparents failed to the nth degree. Susan made it her mission to find help for her family and she found it in the Nurtured Heart Approach™.
Being mindful and proactive in all aspects of life is the clear path to wellness. Knowing our state of health physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually allows us to take the responsibility in our own hands and create a life of peace, balance, and clarity. By opening your heart to wellness, you foster in an entirely new way of being for your family.
“We are called to assist the Earth to heal Her wounds
and in the process heal Our own—indeed to embrace
the whole Creation in all its diversity, beauty and wonder.”
I remember when our ancient ancestral wisdom spoke of 2012, give or take—albeit in the grand Cosmic scheme of things in this “world of 10, 000 things” right Tao is but a speck and yet paradoxically eternal. However, here on Mothership Earth, we are in an exciting time of transition in our classroom. Yes, we are coming out of the birth canal and experiencing the labor pains that accompany this transition. I have heard it said that a mass exodus of souls and energies are flooding our planet right now to facilitate and co-create our transition into a New Age and Paradigm. We are leaving behind an era of gurus and Messiah’s and moving into a time of individual authenticity and global community, a la diversity within Unity. Indeed, We are letting go of our addiction to the destruction of Our Mother, fundamentalist allegiance to the almighty dollar and Orwellian control by the “minority of the opulent,” or “the powers that were.” My spirited dance and plea to the top dawg 1% is quite lightheartedly detached and simple vis-a-vis the lyrics, “there’s enough and we can all win.”
It’s a time of waiting for me as I write this. Our youngest daughter is expecting her second son. There have been many challenges faced these past eight months. One ultrasound revealed a sixth toe, another water around his kidney and now a third showed water on his brain. They are headed for a neonatal center next week to discuss options in birthing as well as the best care that can be provided for him.
“Every disease is a musical problem; every cure has a musical solution.
W.H. Auden in conversation with Oliver Sacks
When someone asks me, “What is Music Therapy?” the question is music to my ears, and often follows my having introduced myself as a board certified music therapist. It is a question I am asked a lot these days, as music therapy is not an established healthcare profession in Maine. My answer generally goes something like this:
Music Therapy is the meeting of science and art – a way of using music intentionally as part of treatment in a variety of clinical settings – medical, psychiatric, developmental disability, rehabilitation, aging, Hospice—as well as in wellness settings.
The fabrics of our lives are woven within us, creating an inner tapestry that is later revealed outwardly as we move forth in time. This weaving of the inner tapestry in a new generation, this generation… and generations to come will be quite different, need to be quite different, than what we have come to be comfortable with in the past. Who is being affected? All of us… age is no barrier. The brain, mind, body, heart, conscious and subconscious mind, reality, perceptions, that which is around us; feelings, emotions, that which happens within us… each woven together to form the inner tapestry of a person.
Many people are now waking up to the idea of creating a better, more sustainable life on the planet. Many of our old ways of constructing and structuring our world have become too toxic and life-damaging. We continue to search for new ways to help Mother Earth, and ourselves and create a life that is good for all Earth’s inhabitants.
The year 2012 has arguably received more attention than any other calendar year since 1945. Many cultures across the globe have postulated the approach of a precipice of some sort, a new frontier. Modern-day scientists have pointed at the facts of Peak Oil and Climate Change, pinning the turning points on similar dates. So here we are: can you feel the pressure? Are we, or our children, expected to be the “new generation” that is to decide the survival of our planet?
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