Honoring Female Soldiers in Ukraine

As the war in Ukraine continues, I continue to learn more about this complex conflict and the myriad, nuanced ramifications which are resultant from it. This week, I read an article about female soldiers in Ukraine (https://www.businessinsider.com/female-ukrainian-soldiers-suffer-lack-of-womens-resources-report-2023-7?am).  There are approximately 60,000 female troops in Ukraine.  These female soldiers are dealing with uniforms and body armor … Read moreHonoring Female Soldiers in Ukraine

On Immigration

Earlier this month, Title 42 ended, a Trump-era immigration policy that prevented immigrants from coming to the U.S. due to the COVID pandemic.  Recently, thousands and thousands of immigrants have come to the U.S. border to seek entry and asylum.  According to this Newsweek article, “U.S. officials processed over 10,000 migrants arriving at the border … Read moreOn Immigration

On Loneliness

This week, Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy outlined a federal policy to deal with another epidemic: loneliness (https://www.hhs.gov/about/news/2023/05/03/new-surgeon-general-advisory-raises-alarm-about-devastating-impact-epidemic-loneliness-isolation-united-states.html).  Upon reading about this, I had myriad feelings about.  I felt relieved and validated, as I have seen and felt first-hand the effects of loneliness in my work as a therapist.  The pandemic was so arduous, especially … Read moreOn Loneliness

The Thwaites Glacier is Melting: A Cry from Mother Earth

Wondering what to write about this week for Jazz Therapy, I came across a few articles reporting that Florida-sized the Thwaites Glacier (known as the “Doomsday Glacier) is melting, faster that previously thought (https://www.cnn.com/2023/02/15/world/thwaites-doomsday-glacier-sea-level-climate-intl/index.html).  In Antarctica, this glacier is known as the “Doomsday” because of the catastrophic results that will occur when it melts, possibly … Read moreThe Thwaites Glacier is Melting: A Cry from Mother Earth