Today I am taking on the challenge from two of my music therapy blogger friends to look back through the archives of my blog and others so that I can share links to seven great posts you might have missed. Thank you to Michelle Erfurt and JoAnn Jordan for the inspiration!
1. My first post of August 2010 Pondering, Reflecting, Musing Well, I didn’t start this blog until September 2010, so I will just include a link to my first post. I outlined my initial thoughts on and goals for this blog. I think I’m doing okay so far with sticking to the plan.
2. The post I enjoyed writing the most Movies for Music Lovers: “Crazy Heart” I really enjoy reflecting on the movies and books I read and how they feed back into the work I do as a music therapist. This one generated some interesting discussion, too. And speaking of great discussion…
3. A post which had great discussion Minimal verbal interaction. Full musical participation. I appreciated folks chiming in with their own experiencing seeing this phenomenon of music bringing people out of their shells. It can be so difficult to describe what is happening in these musical interactions, so I am always glad when we all try!
4. A post on someone else’s blog I wish I had written Cancer Country Music I love so many of the music-related posts on the Pallimed: Arts and Humanities blog, it was hard to choose just one. This is the most recent post that really blew my socks off. By the way, if you were wondering whether you should check out Pallimed: Arts and Humanities yourself, read this post.
5. My most helpful post Documenting Music Therapy on the MDS 3.0 This is such an important development for music therapy in long-term care, I think everyone who works in that setting should read it and figure out how to make it work in their facility.
6. A post with a title I’m proud of Violins, Trumpets, and Oboes – Oh, My! This is my post on using orchestral instruments in music therapy practice. This might seem like a scary idea to some, but I do get really excited about this topic! Plus, anything that gives a nod to “The Wizard of Oz” makes this Kansas native happy.
7. A post that I wish more people had read The Unsung Heroes of Long-Term Care Sure, it might seem less applicable now that we’re in a heat wave, not a snowstorm, but I really do want direct care workers to know how important they are.
I hope you enjoy some of these posts! Now it’s your turn – if you’re a blogger, try out the seven links challenge on your own blog. Don’t have a blog? Please leave links to some of your favorite posts in the comments section.