What is Music-Thanatology?

Posted on January 16th, 2017 by RevLocal Content
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About a year ago I heard a story about a family in northern Ohio who used harp music to calm the fears of a loved one that was actively dying. For years I have known the benefits of music therapy in many applications including the Music and Memory program, as well as with hospice. However, […]


A New Camp Hope – A New Tradition of Healing

A New Camp Hope – A New Tradition of Healing

Posted on January 2nd, 2017 by RevLocal Content
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When we decided to take the camp in a new direction, we were traveling into somewhat uncharted territories. We had so many years working with Marmon Valley Farms and with equine therapy that trying something new was partly scary (would families even be interested? would we find the right partners?) and partly exciting (what new […]


The Truth About Holidays and Grief

The Truth About Holidays and Grief

Posted on December 21st, 2016 by RevLocal Content
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Thanksgiving approaches and people think about all of the things they are thankful for: their good health, a good job and pleasant work environment, financial stability, their pets, love, and the people in their lives. But for those who have lost a loved one, it can be hard to be thankful at this difficult time. […]


Wave of the Future?

Wave of the Future?

Posted on December 13th, 2016 by RevLocal Content
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At a recent family gathering the topic of death and disposition came up (yes, it is not uncommon in my family). However, it was interesting to hear some family members talk about their concerns with being buried and about “using up land.” Okay, I hadn’t really heard that one before but I suppose it makes […]


Begin Your Conversation Today!

Begin Your Conversation Today!

Posted on November 14th, 2016 by RevLocal Content
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This is the time of year when many of my colleagues are either volunteering in support of or participating in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s. For some, it is very personal as they have had family members or friends with Alzheimer’s/dementia. Regardless, having a family member with Alzheimer’s or dementia can be one of the […]