Are You Trapped in a “Mirror, Mirror on the Wall” Image?

By Elana B   These “mirror mirror” words precede the famous line from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs:  “Who’s the fairest of them all?”  Most of us would not answer, “It’s me!”  Rather, too many of us see ourselves through a looking glass darkly, critically—we notice every spot, every flaw, every blemish as larger than life.  The voice in our mirror doesn’t tell us how great looking we are; in fact, our mirror’s voice sounds does just the opposite.   Just when do we begin ...
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How Is Music a Conduit for Spirituality?

By Justin D. I often find myself stressed out and worried about any or all aspects of my personal life–there's so much to do and not enough time to accomplish anything. How can I help my friends with their problems? How am I supposed to overcome my own struggles? I'll never be good enough… the list of fears and doubts goes on and on. In these moments, I sit down at my piano and just play. My worries and cares melt away as my mind is filled with chord structures, harmonies, and various other i...
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