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Music Therapy – Reducing Fatigue Among Patients With Cancer

Music Therapy Effective at Reducing Fatigue Among Patients With Cancer Jessica Nye, PhD Music therapy was reported to diminish cancer-related fatigue in a cross-sectional mixed-method study. These findings were published in JCO Oncology Practice. A total of 436 patients were assigned to 1 of 3 licensed music therapists to receive active (360 patients; eg, singing…

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Linda Joffe – Wonderful Antidote to Stress

Creative Movement Teacher, Expressive Arts Facilitator Insights and suggestions to help cope with overwhelming feelings of stress, anxiety, and depression during this trying time: I find that dancing is a wonderful antidote to stress and worry in these challenging times. It brings us back to our bodies, calms the mind and releases tension. I recommend…

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Deirdre McKay-Wellness Advocate

Artist, Author, Mindset Mentor and Arts for Health Practitioner There are hardship and death here, but for those looking for hope and strength, they will find it all around. To stay calm and strong, keep up with your practices – whether yoga or arts. My tip for others, and what I practice myself before starting…

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How to Stay Well Through the Arts

SARASOTA  By Kay Kipling  4/3/2020 at 11:22am Some tips from educator-consultant Hedda Matza-Haughton. If you’re suffering arts withdrawal because you can’t attend concerts, plays, movies or exhibits right now, Hedda Matza-Haughton has a few ideas for you. Matza-Haughton, a Sarasota-based  licensed clinical social worker, health educator, actress, playwright and director (as well as a breast cancer survivor)…

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God is in Everything: A Bedtime Story for Little Ears

Marcia “Muff” Calderon has become a children’s book author. She has self-published (as Marcia Calderon) God is in Everything: A Bedtime Story for Little Ears. She came up with the idea at a weekend silent retreat and says the writing went pretty fast. It’s available on Amazon. “It’s a non-denominational book, like a prayer to…