Documentary Explores the Power of Heart Intention in Musical Performance
The conductor abruptly waves, signaling the orchestra to stop playing. "People, please," she says, "when you play this piece, try to imagine, feel the emotion this great composer intended. Play each and every note from the heart. Again, from the beginning."
Words to that effect have been uttered by thousands of conductors and music instructors through the centuries. They are not words with which Dr. Kathleen Riley of California would disagree. The concepts they suggest are integral to her unique approach to helping musicians and clients in all professions achieve optimal performance and overcome related anxieties.
Making Life’s Deepest Connection
When a grandmother opens the door and is surprised to find her grandkids standing on her doorstep, all eyes fill with love and light. It reminds us of the timeless, heartfelt connections possible in human relationships.
When human beings connect in this way, it is a form of what is called social coherence, one of the deepest resonate emotions we can feel.
There are times in each of our lives when we are likely to experience such strong, unconditional connections. It may happen with loved ones, friends or in a meeting at which everyone shares similar interests and objectives. When people, especially groups of people are able to get in sync, or on the same wavelength, everyone who is present feels it. Continue reading
Rachael smiles, remembering her plans to open her own florist shop three years ago. Excited by what she'd learned in just four months at Tom's House of Flowers, she eagerly leaped for her dream.
Thank you to all of you who have participated in the GCI care focuses to send care to people in need. September was an intense month for Pakistan, with the M 7.7 earthquake that killed hundreds and politically, the month ended with the government shutdown in the US.