So many bridges to mend.  So many hands to lend.  So many lost friends.  Looking for some silver lining in this touch of grey can be a fulltime job.  One of the things that has warmed my heart are all the examples of music making things better and pulling people together.  I think it shows…

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 “The only thing constant is change.”  Heraclitus That quote is about 2,500 years old but it still works.  Our new normal has come in like a lion.  Things like getting a big hug from someone, meeting up with friends to wax philosophic or finding  a great new hole in the wall bar are scarce these…

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The Wounded Warrior Project is a nonprofit organization that helps Veterans and active duty service members through a variety of programs, services and events, specifically focusing on wounded Veterans.  From its formation in 2003 to its incorporation as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit in 2005 and onwards, the organization has provided help in the form of prosthetics,…

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When we think of healing, we often think of doctors, medication, physical therapy and hospital gowns. Although that is the traditional way of healing, some prominent researchers have come up with more natural alternatives. According to the popular newsletter Psychology Today, music therapy allows clients to explore and connect to the psychological, familial, emotional, spiritual…

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Mona Lisa Chanda and Daniel J. Levitin have written a comprehensive paper regarding how music can regulate our mood and physical well-being. Music. They use five categories they look at regarding the power of music. These categories are: (i) reward, motivation, and pleasure; (ii) stress and arousal; (iii) immunity; and (iv) social affiliation. Click Here…

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Going into the studio is always a thrill whether you’re an old pro or a brand newbie.  The week of 12/16, our Veterans Music Project 2.0 went in with two new songs.  Nine Veterans and our music producer (also a ten-year Army Veteran) worked hard for 13 weeks.  For two hours every Monday night, we…

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During our Veterans Music Project, you often see fingers flying across blank pages writing lyrics almost as if they can’t get them out fast enough.  There is something cathartic about expressing thoughts and feelings through words and music.  We are always amazed that our Veterans  wish to explore some of the most vulnerable areas of their life. Who was…

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Where Does Your Money Go? At Alchemy Sky, 85% of your donation goes straight to our programming to help Veterans.  For $100, we can send a board-certified music therapist into a homeless shelter for Veterans.  It is a one-hour session with all instruments provided and can accommodate up to ten Veterans. Help us help the…

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How Drumming Makes It Better From Psychology Today: The Healing Power of Drum Circles |  United we stand is a way of life for veterans. When it comes to physical therapy or recovery, the same stands true. Tackling any form of recovery begins with a group mindset, music makes that easier.  According to a recent…

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Alchemy Sky Foundation has a free music streaming radio page which focuses on the healing power of music.  We have generously received permission by some amazing artists to stream music for our community.  We are grateful for their support and their amazing music.  Their music makes it better. At Alchemy Sky Foundation we believe in…

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