MedRhythms – Music and Neuroscience for Stroke, Traumatic Brain Injuries, MS, Parkinson’s and Cerebral Palsy – Episode 125

In this episode, I speak with Brian Harris.  Brian is the Co-Founder and CEO of MedRhythms; a Portland, Maine based digital therapeutics company focused on the intersection of music and neuroscience!  Brian is also a board-certified music therapist and one of 350 Neurologic Music Therapist Fellows in the world.

Brian’s clinical work is focused at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Boston where he created and implemented their first inpatient full time Neurologic Music Therapy program, specializing in Stroke, Traumatic Brain Injuries, MS, Parkinson’s and Cerebral Palsy and built this program to be the most comprehensive NMT program in the country.

Music has been demonstrated to globally activate the human brain, including areas that are responsible for movement, language, attention, memory, executive function, and emotion.  There is profound evidence that rhythm is able to engage the motor system to improve functional outcomes and Brian will explain how this therapy works.

I hope you find this information interesting and welcome your feedback!  Find me at https://www.successfulbalancedliving.com and http://www.facebook.com/successfulbalancedliving

From Grief to Belief: How to Heal From Unexpected Loss with Cathleen Elle – Episode 124

Cathleen Elle is a three time #1 International Best Selling Author, Global Speaker, Certified Success Coach, Healer and Co-Host of Beyond Your Best Plan Podcast. Cathleen shares powerful healing techniques for those who have experienced unexpected loss or hidden trauma to reconnect, uncover, and embrace their joy and connect with their loved ones’ light. She has coped with multiple traumas, but the death of her 19-year-old son, Logan, from suicide was the catalyst that changed her life forever.  Today, she assists in changing the trajectory of others’ lives by providing the tools that aid them on moving through the emotions accompanied by these challenging experiences.

Love Yourself, Attract Love and Heal the World with Sarah Kelly – Episode 123

Part 1:  Sarah Kelly of Sarah Kelly Coaching and Love Yourself shares her very personal story of being a victim of ritualistic abuse at a very young age as well as her journey with substance use disorder and recovery. For years she wanted love, but found she needed to love herself first before she could attract the right love into her life. Sarah will talk about why self love is so important for not just ourselves but how it can help unify our divided country and heal the whole world.

Part 2:  Weekly Words of Wisdom – Lynda talks about how words affect us emotionally, mentally and physically and why it’s so important to be aware of what you say to yourself and who you surround yourself with.

Portland Recovery Community Center – Helping People with Recovery & Spreading Hope – Leslie Clark, Exec Dir – Episode 120

Part 1:  If you’ve been listening to or reading the news over the past year then you know that substance use & addictions have increased significantly during Covid.  In this episode Leslie Clark, Executive Director for the Portland Recovery Community Center (PRCC), discusses PRCC’s mission of providing support education and resources for people recovering from and affected by addiction, and to spread the message of hope throughout the state of Maine.

PRCC on Forest Avenue in Portland provides a safe haven for people in recovery and offers a home for meetings and activities devoted to recovery from substance use disorder and other addictions. PRCC is operated by staff and volunteers who are passionate about recovery, and every activity is designed to help people with their daily recovery efforts.

In the last Living Life with Lynda episode, #119, we spoke with Crossroads on this same topic and I love that they work together with PRCC to help people recovery in our communities.  Do you or someone you know need help?  I encourage you to reach out and ask for help!  There are so many resources and programs available.  You just need to take that first step.

Part 2:  Weekly Words of Wisdom – Lynda talks about hiking a new trail she discovered on All Trails.  She shares how the trees she saw on that hike reminded her of an article she read by Dr. Karen Clickner, titled Lessons From Living Things in the monthly Wisdom magazine.  

Crossroads – Offering Addiction & Behavioral Health Treatment Programs – Dr. Mary Anne Roy, Psy.D., CCS – Episode 119

Part 1:  Crossroads Maine is an addiction treatment and behavioral health treatment center that provides gender-responsive treatment programs that enable clients to recover from addiction in a safe, supportive environment and develop the skills and strategies necessary to support long-term recovery from substance use. Dr. Mary Anne Roy is a licensed psychologist, certified clinical supervisor and the Chief Clinical Officer of Crossroads.  In this episode, she discusses the various treatment plans they offer, including multiple outpatient and inpatient programs, as well as other resources available to help people with recovery from addiction and eating disorders.

Part 2:  Weekly Words of Wisdom – Lynda talks about her effort to change some habits that have developed over time.  What habits do you have that you would like to change?

Episode 105 – How to Find Our True Selves & What is Healthy for Us – Dr. Pam Shervanick

Part 1: Dr. Pam Shervanick is a Board Certified Psychiatrist, International Speaker, Educator and founder of Syntropy based in Portland, Maine, whose mission is to help people make connections to align their mind, body, and spirit.  Pam’s personal mission is to create a paradigm shift.  The illusion that a person is broken, or that they are a victim to external circumstances, is only true if believed.  What if everything is the opposite of what we were taught as children?  What if the belief that we formed in childhood and solidified as adults are not helpful to us anymore or even true?  What if they are harmful?  Are the things that our cultures taught us to value empowering us?  Get answers to those questions and more in this episode!

Part 2: Weekly Words of Wisdom – Lynda shares her personal story of kayaking on the Saco River and how by going with the flow of the universe she and her group were led to helping save canoeists.

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