Music and Nature: Food for the Soul and the Brain

Ever read or see something and think – I just have to share that? Happens to me all the time. Maybe it’s the teacher in me. Anyway… 

This post includes two things I am so excited to share with…

May I help you?

Does this sound like you? 

For starters, you probably enjoy music. Let’s face it. Almost everyone does. 

You may have someone in your life – either personally or professionally – who is living with dementia. 

You could…

Grease the Wheels with Music: Using music to motivate

Beverly didn’t want to walk down the hall. 

The nursing assistant cajoled, she teased, she demanded. 

As her frustration grew she even tugged a little bit. 

Beverly wasn’t having it. 

This scene played out as I…

Did it work?...Part 5 of Plan Like a Pro

How’s it going? 

Did you plan like a pro? 

This week is the final installment in my series Plan Like a Pro. If you missed the first 4 parts you can find them all here on my blog

The Nuts and Bolts: Plan Like a Pro Part 3

Here we go with Part 3 of my series Plan Like a Pro. In Parts 1 and 2 we focused on the participants and your goals. Knowing who you are planning for and why you are doing something is critical…

Gold Stars for Goals: Plan Like a Pro Part 2

This week we continue the series Plan Like a Pro. In this series I offer questions for you to ponder as well as some simple advice. Great plans lead to success! Last week’s article focused on Who are the participants…

Plan Like a Pro: Part 1

I’m wearing my teacher’s hat today. And I’ll tell you up front - I have serious “hat hair.” I spent decades writing lesson plans as a teacher. Along the way I learned a thing or two. 

As a school…

Folk Songs: Connecting the Generations

Have you ever planned a family gathering, or perhaps an activity where you work, that involved people of all ages? 

It can be challenging right? 

The little ones can’t read or sit still for very long. 


Let's have a conversation 

I wish I could sit down with each of you individually and talk about the power of music in caregiving. I would make you a cup of tea and we could share experiences and learn from each other. Obviously that…