Introducing – A Life of Being!

Introducing – A Life of Being!

How are you, Being? ____________________________________________ This painting may look like it was carefully planned. The shape, the colors, the sense of movement. Nope. The only thing I planned was to pick up a paintbrush and try to capture an image and feeling that...
Introducing – A Life of Being!

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Take Time For YOU! ORDER NOW! PAPERBACK HARD COVER – SPECIAL EDITION How are you, Being? Do you need a boost? A personal retreat? A check-in with yourself? A Life of Being takes readers on a peaceful, meditative journey to the source of our passions, creativity...
Yes! Published in Music and Medicine

Yes! Published in Music and Medicine

What an honor to share the story of SongwritingWith:Soldiers and the pioneering research outcomes in Music and Medicine! Special Issue- VOLUME 12 | NUMBER 1 | JANUARY 2020  www.iammonline.com
One Photo — Beyond Words

One Photo — Beyond Words

  Look at this photo. A group of women gathered at a Painting with a Twist venue in January 2018. Study the photo then, click here where you will find SONGS written by each one of these women. Songs about combat, suicide, resilience, the pride of being a soldier...
Songwriting as Life Spark

Songwriting as Life Spark

“The possible’s slow fuse is lit by the imagination.” Emily Dickinson When veterans attend a SongwritingWith:Soldiers retreat it can be difficult to describe how they feel immediately after writing a song. They have unexpectedly connected with someone they didn’t know...
Why Focus on Happiness?

Why Focus on Happiness?

Why do we need a specific day to focus on happiness? If you take a look at history, happiness has always ranked pretty high in importance. The Founding Fathers of the United States included “The Pursuit of Happiness” as an inalienable right in their...
We Are All Family

We Are All Family

Imagine being a child and saying goodbye to your parent who is going off to war? Or being a parent, and saying goodbye to your child before you head off to combat…not knowing for sure when you’ll get home, or if you even will. When SW:S was asked to hold a retreat...