The True Cost of Freedom – Veterans Day 2023

Freedom Isn’t Free In a few days, America will celebrate its living warfighters. Many of them survived combat; all of them survived the ordeal of serving in the United States Military. Just because they are alive doesn’t mean they have stopped fighting. America’s military Veterans join those worldwide who are fighting visible and invisible wounds […]

Old Wine / New Bottles

Back in the day, it wasn’t a great idea to store new wine in old wineskins. As the new wine fermented, it would put pressure on the wineskin, which was fine for new, stretchy wineskins, but would burst the old, brittle ones. What are today’s old wineskins? Perhaps a better question: who are today’s old […]

150 Ways Musimorphic Works For You

This is a non-exhaustive list of how Musimorphic works for you: no pretty pictures, just the facts. We chose these examples to illustrate the vast opportunity for Musimorphic outside of clinical practice. They apply equally well to individuals, families, teams, and entire organizations. For completeness, we have also provided links for “music caregiving” (sometimes branded […]

What’s All This Shift?

webb telescope - shift is essential for awareness in transition

No Shift! Meet The Shift. Our awareness is in transition. From the Age of Enlightenment through Modernism, things worked pretty well. Around the time of John F Kennedy’s assassination, a Post-Modernist period swung back against Modernism, and our recent global pandemic will probably be marked as another pivot in awareness. Some have begun to refer […]

Music: A Full-MEPS Practice for Wellness And So Much More

We do physical things such as run, work out, swim, or get regular massage for our health. We practice Qigong, have acupuncture, meditate, or attend church for our spiritual/energetic health. Curiosity, psychotherapy, regular reading, and continuing education keep our mental health sharp. Practices such as journaling, gratitude and forgiveness support our emotional health. Together, the […]

Mind Blown: Why Creativity Matters

Just finished Rich Kirkpatrick’s “Mindblown: Creative Insights from Science and Magic.” It’s a quick compendium of the scientific basis for creativity and the sociological reasons why being creative matters. And creativity does matter: to both our success and our sanity. Have you ever wondered why there are so many more “negative” emotions than “positive” ones? […]


There is a grand effort being made these days to advance “sound healing” in ways that have little to do with how human beings actually respond to sounds, timbre, rhythm, and melody – “music” as it is commonly called, or “music healing” such as advanced by the profession of music therapy and other music healers. […]

Reason Isn’t Dead – It’s Just Not Everything

Disclaimer: This article was created without access to or use of artificial intelligence. It intentionally violates many commonly-accepted SEO conventions. If that’s not acceptable to you, please stop reading now. The Age of Enlightenment threw shade on perceptions that weren’t solidly grounded in rational thought. It gave us durable, rigorous Science, celebrated Reason and sparked […]

Apps, Practices, and Consciousness

How to Choose Wisely It matters that so many of us use apps such as Headspace, Calm, or Healthy Minds. It’s much better than not doing so, right? There’s a big difference, though, between apps and practices. And both of those are completely different than a change of consciousness. Using an app to slow down […]