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Musicians in Transition and Meditating on Mortality

By Steven Halpern In the past two months, we’ve lost several superstar musicians, David Bowie and Glenn Frey chief among them.   Through their music and creativity, they affected millions of people the world over. That’s certainly a main reason so many of us felt their loss so intensely. We’ve …

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STARTING THE YEAR OFF ON A GOOD NOTE! Affirmations vs. Resolutions, Audible vs. Subliminal?

By Steven Halpern Long before 'intention' became a popular meme, I had learned about, and validated in my own life, the power of positive affirmations. Like many who grew up in the 1960s, I was not aware that I had been 'using' affirmations for years already.  The problem was, however, …

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Looking Back, Looking Forward, Being Present

By Steven Halpern First and foremost, I extend my sincere wishes for a healthy, happy, and harmonious holiday season. I thank you for being part of my extended family. Amidst all the usual holiday joys and stresses, while other parts of the world are in the middle of open warfare, …

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Music, Magic, and Goosebumps at the CMA’s with Justin Timberlake and Chris Stapleton

Column: Sound Matters by Steven Halpern Something truly amazing, awesome, and uplifting occurred during the CMA (Country Music Awards) on November 4th. If you watched the broadcast, you know what I’m talking about. If you didn’t, you’ll want to check out the video on YouTube. Even if you saw it …

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Re-Writing History and Creating our Own: Wayne Dyer, Sound Healing, and 9/11

Re-Writing History and Creating our Own: Wayne Dyer, Sound Healing, and 9/11 by Steven Halpern  Column: Sound Matters I’ve been delayed in writing this month’s article due to a recent fall that injured my right wrist and jaw.  I am grateful that it was not worse, and I’m learning a lot about …

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Neo-Napsters and the Devaluation of Music

Neo-Napsters and the Devaluation of Music  by Steven Halpern Column: Sound Matters For most of the people I’ve been speaking with since Apple’s big announcement on June 30th, about Apple Music, their new streaming music service, nothing major happened. Just about every musician I’ve spoken to has a very different reaction, …

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