Groove Therapy Podcast Recap

Last month Executive Director Amy Pinder, Programs Director Leah Barron, and Board Member Taraleigh Weathers had a chance to have a conversation about accessibility and inclusion in the live music scene we know and love, along with Dr. Leah Taylor, an integrative mental health expert who focuses

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Exploring Relaxing Hobbies

Stress is a part of many people’s daily lives. A recent survey from the American Psychological Association found that 44 percent of Americans feel their stress levels have increased over the past five years. Children also are struggling, with almost a one-third reporting that they have experienced

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How to Practice Self-Care at a Music Festival

“It’s not selfish to love yourself, take care of yourself, and to make your happiness a priority. It’s necessary,” said Mandy Hale. This is an important quote dedicated to how self-care and the notion of performing acts of radical self-love is not a selfish act. It is

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Creating More Accessible Work Opportunities

As the pandemic began to unfold in March 2020, workplaces across the globe adjusted their employee expectations and safety measures overnight. As a health protective measure most professional fields moved online, allowing employees to complete work responsibilities from home. This forced employers to reconsider what payable work

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How to be a Mental Health Ally

Millions of people experience mental health barriers and challenges, and due to COVID-19, the numbers are sure to increase. Mental health is not just something people with mental illnesses are encountering. Anyone from any walk of life could possibly deal with mental health issues from an overabundance

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Fiscal Sponsor Spotlight: Circus for ALL!

Recreation and leisure activities are an essential component of holistic wellness. It is also true that due to loss of income, budget cuts, or the limitations placed on in-person gatherings, the COVID-19 pandemic has negatively impacted the ability of individuals and groups to participate in the activities

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How Earth Day and Environmental Conciousness Have Evolved

Reduce, reuse, recycle is a mantra for many people. It’s difficult to imagine that just 50 years ago awareness of the state of the environment was not part of the collective consciousness. An emerging public consciousness about the planet began amid environmental issues like increased air pollution

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Games to Play While Waiting

Recreation and leisure are critical to the happiness, self-worth, and self-identity of all individuals. Recreational experiences help strengthen family and cultural connections and build social cohesion and inclusive communities. People who make time for recreation report reduced stress, depression and pain, healthier weights, improved cognition, and resistance

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Inclusive AF Recipes for Inclusion Dining & Jams!

Inclusive AF Recipes for Inclusion Dining & Jams! On Sunday April 11, 2021 from 5:30 to 7:30pm EST Accessible Festivals will present Inclusion Dining & Jams, a “dinner and a show” experience for all ages and abilities featuring Ryan Montbleau. The event will be livestreamed by donation from Musikfest Cafe in Bethlehem, PA.

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