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The Healing Power of Music

I used to be a musician who practiced 3 to 4 hours a day. But while raising my daughter, I could never find time to practice, and I slowly let her musical choices rule the household. First it was perky kid tunes, then Disney musicals, and now girl-power rock. I slowly let my CDs move to the back of the shelf, gave up singing and playing piano, and even sold my harp. I was too busy “adulting” and trying to please my daughter to notice I had let my investment in music slip away—and with it, a piece of my soul.

The 19th-century Danish author, Hans Christian Andersen, wrote “Where words fail, music speaks.” Music has the power to conjure up every possible emotion. It can take us soaring to unimaginable heights, console us in our grief...

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WRAP for Friendships: Starting Over

I recently packed up all my belongings, got in a car with my daughter, two very angry cats, and a happy but confused dog, and moved across the country. Although the move was the right choice for many reasons, it meant leaving my support system and the network of friends I spent 20 years cultivating. I was excited about starting over, but I quickly realized that making friends as an adult isn’t quite as easy as it was in childhood. Most adults are consumed with careers, families, and/or already have a circle of friends.

As a life-long social butterfly, suddenly being isolated left me feeling lonely, a bit sorry for myself, and on bad days, quite sad. As a single mom with a disabled child, it has been difficult to even find time to attempt socializing, much less...

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