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Why June is the Worst Month of the Year

Life Chats is (supposed to be) a weekly thing around here where I talk about things related to being a music therapist, small business owner, book blogger, coffee addict, and perpetually confused twenty-something. As a kid, June was one of my favourite months. School was finishing up, summer was around the corner, the leaves were… Continue reading Why June is the Worst Month of the Year

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How I Do The Self-Care Thing

Life Chats is a weekly(ish) thing that happens around here where I talk about being a music therapist, small business owner, book blogger, and perpetually confused twenty-something. I’ve been debating doing a post about this for a while. Self-care is a huge discussion in music therapy and other counselling therapies, because if we’re not taking… Continue reading How I Do The Self-Care Thing

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17 (Mostly Necessary) Steps to Starting an Early Childhood Music Program

Life Chats is a weekly feature that happens here on Songs Wrote My Story, where I talk about things related to being a music therapist, owning a small business, book blogging, eating, sleeping, and whatever else comes up in my life as a perpetually confused twenty-something. I recently got a kids program off the ground… Continue reading 17 (Mostly Necessary) Steps to Starting an Early Childhood Music Program

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8 Things I’ve Learned From Working With Children

Life Chats (previously Small Business Sunday) is a weekly thing around here where I talk about random things related to being a music therapist, a small business owner, book blogger, and perpetually confused 20-something. As a music therapist, I work a lot with a wide variety of ages and abilities. But I kind of fell… Continue reading 8 Things I’ve Learned From Working With Children

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The Pros and Cons of Self-Employment

Life Chats (formerly Small Business Sunday) is a weekly thing that happens here where I talk about random things that come up in my life as a music therapist, small business owner, book blogger, coffee addict, and perpetually confused 20-something. I’m having a rough day, work-wise. (I’m writing this on Wednesday the 7th – I… Continue reading The Pros and Cons of Self-Employment

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The Next Person Who Tells Me I’ll Change My Mind About Having Kids is Getting Kicked

Welcome to Life Chats. Previously Small Business Sunday, but I wanted to expand a bit beyond just talking about my business and work. And we are starting off with a big one. (This is a total rant. You’ve been warned.) If you’ve been hanging around my blog for a while now, you probably know that… Continue reading The Next Person Who Tells Me I’ll Change My Mind About Having Kids is Getting Kicked

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Should Sensitivity Readers Have a More Professional Title?

The right to free speech is pretty awesome, right? It lets us write and say whatever we want. If I wanted to write a two thousand page essay on why dogs are better than cats, I can. If I want to write a two thousand page essay on why Trudeau is the worst thing that… Continue reading Should Sensitivity Readers Have a More Professional Title?

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Suggestions and Recommendations for Requesting Reviews

I’ve been doing this whole book blogging and review thing for a while, and I’ve received quite a few review requests from authors, publicists, and publishers. And having read many of these requests, I’ve discovered some things that are great and some that make you wonder. So I’ve decided to put together a list (as… Continue reading Suggestions and Recommendations for Requesting Reviews