I have always had a major interest in all things musical. It is difficult to pinpoint a specific musical figure that has influenced me considering my interests are spread out across the spectrum of genres and subgenres. When faced with this question, I would say that the most prominent musical influence would be Avenged Sevenfold. Avenged Sevenfold has been a major part of my life since the 8th grade. During the first semester of that year, I fell ill to the point where I was hospitalized for approximately one month. In that month, even with the near 24/7 presence of my family, I do not think that I had ever felt so alone or depressed. I had felt like a huge burden to the point where even the little banter that went on could not bring me out of my hole of self pity. Whenever these thoughts and feelings reached their peak of intolerance, I would turn to music to reacquaint myself with a sense of normality. Until that year, I never put much thought into the phrase “music heals”. In my naivety, I simply saw music as noise to fill torturous silences. That thought was completely wiped from my mind the day I decided to listen to Avenged Sevenfold. A friend recommended them to me, but I never got around to checking them out for reasons that remain unclear to me to this day. Before finally deciding to give Avenged a chance, I made the assumption that they would most likely be yet another whiny rock band and could not possibly produce any real, raw emotion. Never in my life have I been so completely ecstatic about being wrong about an artist or musical group’s ability to deliver. In the music world, I have always found a sort of predictable and tiresome drum and bass repetition. I would take notice to artists stringing together the same lyrics about breakups, makeups, making money and many other things along those lines that you often hear in music today. The reoccurring characteristics that I would see and hear from other artists were definitely not reciprocated with what Avenged Sevenfold skillfully produced.
I dove into listening to Avenged Sevenfold with insane amounts of energy and the intention of resurfacing as a dedicated fan. Even though I loved the album as a whole, Afterlife, Unbound (The Wild Ride), and Almost Easy were the…
The Healing Power of Writing
There have been multiple studies done demonstrating the psychological impact writing has and its benefits to the writer. Writing has been found to be especially beneficial when it concerns an emotional or traumatic experience. The process of translating an experience into tangible written language is a crucial step in healing and confronting mental illness. As seen in Silver Linings Playbook, writing performs an essential role in the recovery process as it allows…
The article “Factors Affecting Wound Healing” made me realize the intricacy of the process a wound must go through in order to heal. Hemostasis, inflammation, proliferation, and remolding are all very important stages that lead to the healing of a wound. There are several factors and obstacles a wound must overcome before it can heal to its full capacity. When I was younger, I noticed how scraps and scratches (even the deeper ones) I’d receive from playing outside would heal and disappear quite…
Building a Healing Hospital
By, Kathleen Cosato
March 15, 2015
Grand Canyon University, HLT 310-V
Professor Alicia Plant
Throughout history, spirituality has been a foundation for healing. Even during Jesus’ time, people would come to him to be a part of his healing powers. A lot of Eastern medicine still uses spirituality as the foundation for their beliefs. However, over the past century, western medicine has slowly replaced spirituality with science and technology in their health…
Musicals that have unique qualities and captivate audiences, can make Broadway history.
The Phantom of the Opera, Chicago and The Lion King are all amazing musicals still
running on Broadway; however, they each have something special or unique that blows people
away, making them want to see the show again and again. The Phantom of the Opera is a
mysterious romantic musical with songs like “The Phantom of the Opera” and “Past the Point of
No Return” which leave…
In the world we live in, and continually destroy; we harbor plants that can be used for healing. In North America we have One hundred and seventy-five plants that can be used for non-prescription medical uses. (NCCAM) Without these plants people wouldn’t have as many options for their own treatments. Plants can help with things as simple as sunburn, or as bad as cancer. Plants could fix a large array of problems, it can heal many different issues. Plants are used to treat many…
October 14, 2014
Title: Rent: The Musical/Play
Topic: The History of Rent
Reasoning behind the order: Chronological order/ well natural flow from topic to topic
Intro: Jonathan Larson was born to Allan and Nanette Larson in Mount Vernon, New York, on February 4, 1960. After graduating from Adelphi University on Long Island, he moved to the East Village neighborhood of Manhattan and, over a period of 12 years, wrote many plays and musicals, including the off-Broadway hit…
20 Plays, 20 Years
Professor Melinda Lopez
The Relevancy of Musical Theater
In an age when we are defined by the number of tweets we receive in a day or the number of friends who have ‘faced us’, it has become inherently important to find moments that we have interpersonal contact. Though we may find entertainment value while attending the movies or a sports event, theater offers us the opportunity to gather holding a collective spirit. It is a vehicle to explore…
Topic: Musical Background Reflection.
Music has been an incredibly important part of West Indian Culture. In the past music has had a significant impact on my family and our way of expressing ourselves. No! I'm not saying that my family has a great singers, songwriters, instrument players or such, but what we had was a love for music. Music kept us together. Whenever someone was sad, happy or mad, we could’ve tell by the type of music that was being played .It was our way of celebrating.
Running head: HEALING HOSPITAL: A DARING PROGRAM
Healing Hospital: A Daring Program
Grand Canyon University
Foundations of Spirituality in Health Care
August 28, 2011
Healing Hospital: A Daring Program
In today’s hospital environment, our main focus is placed on technology, medications and treating a diagnosis. Often patients are wheeled from one examination to another with little personal interaction received from their healthcare provider…
Medical Center, and Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of Preventative and Behavioral Medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Kabat-Zinn and his program were featured on the American public television (PBS) series Healing and the Mind, with Bill Moyers.
Dr. Kabat-Zinn's studies have demonstrated decreases in many kinds of pain in people who had been unresponsive to standard medical treatment. A large majority of the patients in Kabat-ZinnÕs studies who were taught…