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Explore the holistic power of music through the lens of science, health, sports, education, entertainment, business, service, and history. Whether you consider yourself a musician or not, music is all around us. Unleash the power of music in your life!

Enhance Life with Music Mindy Peterson

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    • 4.9 • 25 Ratings

Explore the holistic power of music through the lens of science, health, sports, education, entertainment, business, service, and history. Whether you consider yourself a musician or not, music is all around us. Unleash the power of music in your life!

    Ep. 132: The secret life of… the recording studio engineer; with John Long

    Ep. 132: The secret life of… the recording studio engineer; with John Long

    What exactly IS a recording studio engineer, and what do they do? We discuss the “golden era” of sound engineering (1955-1975), the dual roles engineers played during this time, how the role has changed in recent decades, and why today’s engineers have a renewed interest in the processes of that era.
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    • 38 min
    Ep. 131: Are musicians better able to learn an additional language? with Jennifer Krizman, PhD

    Ep. 131: Are musicians better able to learn an additional language? with Jennifer Krizman, PhD

    Are people who study a musical instrument better able to process and learn foreign languages? What similarities underlie speech and music? Bonus: Discover a fun and simple test to measure a person’s adeptness at learning a foreign language!
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    • 33 min
    Ep. 130: What are music psychotherapy and vocal psychotherapy, and how do they work? with Dr. Diane Austin, D.A., LCAT

    Ep. 130: What are music psychotherapy and vocal psychotherapy, and how do they work? with Dr. Diane Austin, D.A., LCAT

    We discuss this new model that combines elements from music therapy and psychotherapy; the act of bravery and recorded session that captured my attention; and resources for learning more.
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    Ep. 129: How socially conscious musicians are bridging divides and healing the wounds of war; with Musicians Without Borders’ Laura Hassler

    Ep. 129: How socially conscious musicians are bridging divides and healing the wounds of war; with Musicians Without Borders’ Laura Hassler

    Musicians Without Borders brings music’s power for peacebuilding and social change to people and places affected by war, armed conflict, and displacement. Its founder, Laura Hassler, says, “Music is the ultimate expression of human connectivity.” Hear powerful personal stories of music literally opening borders! Links and notes related to this episode can be found at https://mpetersonmusic.com/podcast/episode129
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    Ep. 128: What music did you have for breakfast this morning? Tips for fostering mental health through music, with Jeff Mims

    Ep. 128: What music did you have for breakfast this morning? Tips for fostering mental health through music, with Jeff Mims

    The research space at the intersection of music and mental wellness is a new and rapidly growing frontier. We discuss ways to utilize music to move one step closer, from wherever one may be, to a state of greater joy and thriving mental health. Join us for personal stories, topic trends, and resources for some spring cleaning of the brain!
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    • 35 min
    Ep. 127: The impact of music on wellness and homeostasis, with Patricia Caicedo, M.D., Ph.D.

    Ep. 127: The impact of music on wellness and homeostasis, with Patricia Caicedo, M.D., Ph.D.

    Medical doctor and musicologist Patricia Caicedo authored the new book, We Are What We Listen To: The impact of Music on Individual and Social Health. She explains how music can impact our homeostasis or equilibrium, that optimum state of physical and psychological health.
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Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
25 Ratings

25 Ratings

conman12 ,

Thoughtful, Compassionate, Curious

Mindy’s podcasts are wonderful explorations into the many ways music impacts our lives. Her guests bring great insights and her questions reflect her passion (and compassion) for the topics. Listen and learn! And, to make it even better, she’ll put a smile on your face!

cajun coco ,

Great Podcast

Love meeting all the folks that enhance our lives with music!

Steve Mulholland ,

Great listening!

I really enjoyed my conversation with Mindy during Episode 38 - How does music affect my TV viewing experience? More importantly I am so impressed with Mindy's expertise in the study, education and enjoyment of music and the power it has to enhance our everyday lives. I encourage you all to listen and enjoy her podcasts!

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