Music May Be The Best Medicine For Your Mental Health

Music can change your mind, your mood and it may just save your life… “Music kept me from committing suicide as a kid.”

The Men in My Life: I Wouldn’t Be Me Without Them

I’m thankful for typical men, and it’s not what stereotypes would have you expect!

The Man Who Makes Music for Cats

Because men love animals too. (And yes, there is a cute cat video included.)

Giving Thanks for Love and Music

Lyrics have become important, defining. Certain songs are not just enjoyable, but provide significance, whether symbolizing a rise from depression or resuscitating the carefree days of high school.

How the Creative Arts Make Me a Better Man (and an Invitation to Share Your Story)

3 ways the arts have changed my life.

The Pain of Separation and the Love Within

Poet Brian Bowers on grief and goodbyes, and the way love is woven through them both.

How To Recharge Your Relationship From The Inside Out

Jordan Gray says that rest, play, and independence recharge your relationship faster than anything else. Find out how.

Josh Ritter: Sermon on the Rocks

He’s criss-crossing America, giving shows in 27 cities. Many will sell out. Don’t dawdle. Jesse Kornbluth on why you should check out Josh Ritter.

Jamming With Your Toddler: How Music Trumps Reading For Childhood Development

If you want to fast-track your child’s development, forget CDs, books that beep, and toys that whirr. Play music with them, with the emphasis being on “play”.

Chants of a Lifetime: Searching for a Heart of Gold

View image | I don’t lose books. I lost this one. A few years ago, I bought “Chants of a Lifetime” in Los Angeles, got on the plane, read a few chapters, put it aside and walked off the plane without it. I realized right away I didn’t have it. But I didn’t go […]

…in this loneliness

Adele Kenny recalls an evening with friends and the complex intersections of companionship and loneliness which emerge when we are simultaneously connected and disconnected.

For This Man, a Song Wasn’t Just a Song

It took a song sent from his ex-girlfriend for Jerome Bwire to confront to reason why he wasn’t able to form relationships and move on to a happier life.

A Brush with Greatness: Bo Diddley at the Bar

Bo Diddley could have been a teacher.

A Man and His Music: Between the Lines of Suicide

When is music more than rhythmic passion? Three years after committing suicide, a young musician’s work is being heard worldwide for the first time.

The Tragedy of Unfinished Art

Everyone has a “might have been” story. Don’t let the greatest art of your life go unfinished.

The Beginner’s Guide to Choosing an Acoustic Guitar

Music can be a great outlet and opportunity for bonding, and a guitar is an easy place to begin — if you choose the right one.