Rock on with the power of heavy metal
Identity and Culture
Cara Paden

Hardcore Metal is Soothing Music

Music has the power to soothe us, regardless of genre. It’s more about how we listen than what we listen to. Stereotypes about music genres are irrelevant, as music is neither good nor bad. It’s what we bring to it that gives it meaning. It’s important to find what music works for us individually, even if it’s not the norm. Experiment with different genres and styles to find what makes you feel relaxed, energized, or focused. Create a playlist or set aside time each day to listen to your chosen music, and enjoy the positive effects it can have on your wellbeing.

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The person who’s wearing a purple shirt is showing both hands. Hands are filled with words that describe a variety of emotions and personalities and say “Just Me” in the middle.
Embracing Change
Sara Heidbreder, LCPC, BC-DMT, GLCMA

Accepting our emotions

When you think about depression or anxiety, what kind of image do you have about them? You may think that they are problematic or bad emotions that you would like to get rid of.

In the spirit of Mental Health Awareness Month, I would like to challenge that idea! I believe feelings of sadness, worries, and anger are all normal human emotions. What we may want to try is accepting them to manage them, rather than rejecting them.

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Embracing Change
InTouch & Motion

Career Changes in a Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted life in so many ways. Performing artists have been especially impacted by the economic, social, and emotional effects of the pandemic. Young artists who were just beginning their careers were halted in their tracks and progress toward their dreams postponed. Established artists who had come to rely on the security and consistency of regular work found themselves unemployed with uncertain prospects for the future.

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Couples and Intimate Partners
Jordan Ferranto, LCPC, ATR

Coming Out Later in Life

It is essential to note that everyone who identifies within the queer community decides if and how they’d like to share that with others. You can come out when you want, to who you want, however you want; it’s totally up to you!

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Couples and Intimate Partners
Jordan Ferranto, LCPC, ATR

Demystifying the Therapeutic Process

Therapy is about curiosity and paying attention. Really, that’s it. Of course, there are endless ways in which these core concepts are expressed or complicated

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Creativity and Healing
InTouch & Motion

Bodywise

Our bodies are receptors with feelers that reach beyond our distal edges. Your body picks up on energy from other people, places or things and

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