Personal Development Resources

Protected: DYP Part 8: Evaluate Your Purpose

One at a time, the various exercises in this guide will help you find those moments of true joy, where your mind and your spirit soar, and you’re able to feel as if you’re truly reaching for your life’s purpose. But when looked at as a whole, you’ll begin to see...

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DYP Part 7: Chase Those Shiny Objects

Ask any business coach the secret to a better business, and they’ll tell you it’s focus. To be distracted by other opportunities or ideas is to dilute the power of your core business. While this can be true in many cases, it can also cause the purpose-seeking...

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DYP Part 6: Get Out of Your Office

In “The Artist’s Way,” author Julia Cameron reminds us that creativity cannot survive in a vacuum. She recommends writers and others spend time in nature, visiting museums, and other activities that “refill the well.” When it comes to discovering your life’s purpose,...

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Protected: DYP Part 5: Looking Back

There’s a viral video of a couple who—at the hands of a talented team of makeup artists—are made to look decades older than they actually are. As they “age” from 30 to 40 to 50 and beyond, they get a glimpse of each other as they might look in the future. For a brief...

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Protected: DYP Part 4: What Others Think

When it comes to finding your true purpose and passion, what others think might seem like the last thing you should consider. But the truth is, what others think of when they think of you can offer valuable insight into your unique genius. And once you find that, your...

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Protected: DYP Part 3: Keep a Journal

This is action step #2 of the DYP.  Maybe you already do this, but I want to challenge you for the next 30 days to keep a daily, purposeful journal. Here’s how that works. First, set aside time each day for journaling. This can be first thing in the morning (great for...

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Beauty in Others: An interview with Jona

Finding beauty in others has been touched on in this series. In this interview, Jona Jeffcoat, MT-BC shares her answer. Informed by her diverse work as a therapists and experiences as a mom, Jona shares a key reminder on how to see that beauty even when things...

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Bringing beauty to your online presence

Bringing beauty to your online presence can be a challenge. Thankfully, there are helpful, supportive resources out there like Julie. Julie Palmieri, MM, MT-BC is the owner of Serenade Designs, which specializes in helping music therapists create, enhance, and ROCK...

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What Does it Mean to be CONFIDENT?

Confidence comes from feelings of well-being, acceptance of your body and mind (self-esteem), and belief in your own ability, skills and experience. People who are confident share these important characteristics: C- CAPABLE Confident people are capable. They know they...

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What Matters Most? Your Values!

Values stem from our beliefs and convictions, which then guide and direct our behaviors. They are the essence of who each of us are, the foundation of our unique self-expression. Values help us to act with integrity, and when our life priorities are aligned with our...

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Beauty Around You: An Interview Rachelle

What kind of goggles do you need to see beauty around you? Rachelle Norman, MA, MT-BC shares her answer in this interview. Rachelle is the owner of Soundscape Music Therapy. She works with adults and older adults in senior living, community-based settings. Rachelle...

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Beauty Within: An Interview of Stephanie

What does washing dishes have to do with finding beauty within? Watch this interview with Stephanie Bolton, MA, MT-BC, FAMI to find out. Topics discussed How Stephanie finds beauty within her own life. How MTs can assist clients in finding beauty within music therapy...

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