“If you want to calm someone down, first play music that matches his agitated mood.” I was taught that concept decades ago by a music therapist, but when I said it recently in a workshop on how the creative arts enhance dementia care, I was doubted. Continue reading Mood Altering Music
Robert Fulghum (most famous as author of All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten) wrote hilariously about his introduction more than 25 years ago to the Greek island of Crete.
He had arrived in the remote village the night before, and arose early for his morning run. Because the day was already hot, he dressed only in his black running shorts and his shoes. Even in those days his hair and beard were white. As he ran past the coffehouse in the village, the men seemed surly and hostile. Continue reading Create a Friendly Foreign Land