Is Music the Answer to Emotional Intelligence?

What is EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE anyway?  This term was coined and defined by Peter Salovey and John D Mayer as “the ability to monitor one’s own and others’ feelings and emotions, to discriminate among them, and to use this information to guide one’s thinking and action” Another way to say it might be the ability to manage your own emotions and …

Thoughts on Back to School

These two kids, my own Lorelei and Tucker have long ago had their last “first day of school” but I remember what it is like.  The new shoes, the many many pocket folders, the trapper keeper or some other type of huge three ring binder.  The impossible to find green felt tip pen (why do they even do that?) and …