Therapy With Dr. Seuss

There is a Dr. Seuss book called I Had Trouble in Getting to Solla Sollew.  The hero starts out the story by complaining that he has many troubles.  Dr. Seuss illustrates those for us as little monsters trying to bite and sting the hero.  The poor guy doesn’t know what to do, until he hears…

An Afternoon with Eternal Children

Once, during music therapy, I met a woman who wasn’t well.  She was elderly, and looked physically healthy.  Her hair was neatly combed, her clothes were clean.  But in her eyes I could see some heavy emotions:  fear, unhappiness, confusion.  And in her arms she carried, very gently, two baby dolls.   Part of music…

Pet Praising: Gentle Giant Mocha

“We got Mocha when she was 2 months old,” says her owner.  “She was super hyper and loved to nip at noses and ears.”  But with training and love, Mocha found her gentle side.  Her owner explains, “She probably has some pit bull in her and she goes to show you that pit bulls are…

Pet Praising: Raptor the Tiny Dinosaur

Raptor the crested gecko is celebrating a birthday!  He was adopted two years ago today from local breeders LAC Herps.  “Raptor is very shy,” says his owner, “but he likes to crawl around and look at new things and different rooms.”  Raptor eats powdered gecko food and live crickets.  The live feeding has led to some…

The Secret Talent of Tara M

We all have gifts.  Some are quite obvious, and some are hidden.  In this feature of The Bright Side Blog, we investigate the secret talents of those around us. Tara M is a 39-year-old woman whose not-secret talent is music.  She is an amazing fiddle player, and she teaches fiddle lessons.  Tara is married to…