Music as Medicine for the Heart—an interview with Gary Malkin

April 28, 2012
Hosted by Marianna Cacciatore

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If the 20th Century was considered the Age of Information, the 21st Century will likely be called the Age of Integration – a time of bringing together hearts and minds, science and spirituality, intellectual intelligence and emotional IQ. Join Marianna Cacciatore as she interviews Gary Malkin – the maestro of this alchemy. He is passionate about the vital role music, media, and the arts can play as an integrative resource for greater humanity and emotional intelligence. Through his organization, Wisdom of the World and as a composer for numerous award-winning television and film projects for nearly thirty years, Gary is known for working on socially responsible media projects supporting themes such as environmental sustainability, tolerance, children’s welfare, cancer research, and global healing. Join us as we talk about his life-enhancing project, Music as Medicine for the Heart and his remarkable CD Graceful Passages—A Companion for Living and Dying.

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Today’s news is filled with stories that break our hearts. On Bread for the Journey Radio, you’ll hear stories that help mend it back together. Join Marianna Cacciatore as she interviews ordinary people who are doing extraordinary things, often small and always meaningful, to make our world a better place. Some, like Marianna, have suffered a tragedy, and, as a result, have created something beautiful to bring others healing. Others are helping women in crisis, making life better for children living in poverty, greening their neighborhood, or any number of creative things that make their community more beautiful, healthy, and connected. These women, men and young people inspire us to think about our own lives, and what we can do to make a difference in the world. Their stories become Bread for our Journey, inspiration and nourishment for a life well lived.

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Marianna Cacciatore

Marianna Cacciatore

Most would agree Marianna Cacciatore’s life has been one well-lived. Through her work over 25 years with people who are working to bring about a better world, she has a unique vantage point from which to tell the stories we don’t generally hear in the media today. Marianna possesses the rare gift of presence, a deep listening which evokes in people the desire to tell their story.

Having suffered a childhood tragedy that spiraled downward into her teens and young adult years, she eventually turned things around and created a grief center that has brought healing to thousands of people. She recounts the full story in her book, Being There for Someone in Grief. Today, she serves as a Lifetime Emeritus Board Member of Tu Nidito in Tucson, Arizona, the parent agency for the organization she founded in 1988 called Children to Children, a Center for Children and Families in Grief.

Everyday Marianna meets ordinary people doing extraordinary things through her work as Executive Director of Bread for the Journey, a philanthropic organization with 20 locations nationally. Each volunteer-run chapter practices neighborhood philanthropy in their respective communities, helping everyday people bring their community-minded ideas to life. The Bread for the Journey vision is to nurture the seed of generosity in every human heart and Marianna’s life is a living expression of just that. Join her as she ignites the heart of generosity in you.

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