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January 30, 2005

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Robin P

When Rich and I got married we moved into a 2 bedroom apt. We lived there for 2 years. I never attached to that place because we knew it was temporary.
When I was 3 months pregnant we bought our house. We thought we would live there forever but I never attached to that house either. We sold it after 3 years and rented a house. Again, a temporary arrangement. No attachment. Now we are in an apartment hoping to buy a house one of these days and this doesn't feel like home either. The 3 of us make anywhere we live a home, but the home itself doesn't make me have any special feelings.
I can't wait to feel about our home the way you feel about your home.Maybe in time!

Nicola

When I married my husband, it meant moving out of my comfortable two bedroom apartment and into his house in a new town, new country, and new part of the world. I never knew a place to feel *less* like home! It was decorated long before my arrival into his life, a whole house and existence that had nothing to do with me. I felt like a guest in my own home.

The following summer, I decided to do the garden, to put my mark somewhere. That helped a lot, but still, the house didn't feel like home.

Fast forward to the next winter and the birth of our son. Suddenly, and I still can't quite figure out why, the house became a home. A haven for our new family. The place that Kellan and I grew to know each other. The place that I learned to nurse him, bathe him, care for him, and love him. When we moved away the following summer (back to the US), I was distraught. Every time I saw that "For Sale" sign out the window, my stomach turned. My house, my home, my world. I didn't want to leave, I wanted to raise my son there, watching him play in the back garden, go to the local school, and visit the familiar settings that I had come to know along with him. I cried and cried and cried.

We're settled in Illinois now, but I still miss that house, that home, terribly.

Ruth Mendelson

Greetings! A friend sent me the link to your site (really great site!!!) and suggested that I contact you.

My name is Ruth Mendelson. I am a composer (I score films for a living and teach Advanced Film Composition at Berklee College of Music in Boston)- deeply committed to aspects of Healing and Music.

Below is the link to my web site (featuring sound clips that download automatically and play as a loop):

http://www.ruthmendelson.com/

I originally composed the "Amazing Jellies" CD last winter for the New England Aquarium's exhibit re: jellyfish and saving the oceans.

Several months ago, a teacher who was visiting the exhibit was so taken by the music she wrote about it on an internet teachers forum, saying that it had the strong potential to help her students learn. Before I knew it, I was flooded with CD orders from teachers all across the US and Canada.

Since then, people of all ages and occupations are using this music as a medium for various aspects of healing and relaxation. Teachers, parents, children, nurses, the elderly, teens, those with autism and various sensory issues, psychotherapists, yoga instructors, massage therapists are all benefiting from this music. In general, the CD is being used for anything from helping children to focus in classrooms to adults recovering from surgery. Overall, the music is especially helpful in the areas of pain management and stress/anxiety reduction.

UCLA is now interested in doing a partner study with Mass General (here in Boston) with the CD re: monitoring reduction of pain levels in patients.

If there is anyone who feel could benefit from this music, would you mind passing on this link to them? The CD is serving many people at this point and has the potential to help several more.

Thanks and Blessings!

-Ruth Mendelson

Ruth Mendelson

Greetings! A friend sent me the link to your site (really great site!!!) and suggested that I contact you.

My name is Ruth Mendelson. I am a composer (I score films for a living and teach Advanced Film Composition at Berklee College of Music in Boston)- deeply committed to aspects of Healing and Music.

Below is the link to my web site (featuring sound clips that download automatically and play as a loop):

http://www.ruthmendelson.com/

I originally composed the "Amazing Jellies" CD last winter for the New England Aquarium's exhibit re: jellyfish and saving the oceans.

Several months ago, a teacher who was visiting the exhibit was so taken by the music she wrote about it on an internet teachers forum, saying that it had the strong potential to help her students learn. Before I knew it, I was flooded with CD orders from teachers all across the US and Canada.

Since then, people of all ages and occupations are using this music as a medium for various aspects of healing and relaxation. Teachers, parents, children, nurses, the elderly, teens, those with autism and various sensory issues, psychotherapists, yoga instructors, massage therapists are all benefiting from this music. In general, the CD is being used for anything from helping children to focus in classrooms to adults recovering from surgery. Overall, the music is especially helpful in the areas of pain management and stress/anxiety reduction.

UCLA is now interested in doing a partner study with Mass General (here in Boston) with the CD re: monitoring reduction of pain levels in patients.

If there is anyone who feel could benefit from this music, would you mind passing on this link to them? The CD is serving many people at this point and has the potential to help several more.

Thanks and Blessings!

-Ruth Mendelson

Ruth Mendelson


Greetings! A friend sent me the link to your site (really great site!!!) and suggested that I contact you.

My name is Ruth Mendelson. I am a composer (I score films for a living and teach Advanced Film Composition at Berklee College of Music in Boston)- deeply committed to aspects of Healing and Music.

Below is the link to my web site (featuring sound clips that download automatically and play as a loop):

http://www.ruthmendelson.com/

I originally composed the "Amazing Jellies" CD last winter for the New England Aquarium's exhibit re: jellyfish and saving the oceans.

Several months ago, a teacher who was visiting the exhibit was so taken by the music she wrote about it on an internet teachers forum, saying that it had the strong potential to help her students learn. Before I knew it, I was flooded with CD orders from teachers all across the US and Canada.

Since then, people of all ages and occupations are using this music as a medium for various aspects of healing and relaxation. Teachers, parents, children, nurses, the elderly, teens, those with autism and various sensory issues, psychotherapists, yoga instructors, massage therapists are all benefiting from this music. In general, the CD is being used for anything from helping children to focus in classrooms to adults recovering from surgery. Overall, the music is especially helpful in the areas of pain management and stress/anxiety reduction.

UCLA is now interested in doing a partner study with Mass General (here in Boston) with the CD re: monitoring reduction of pain levels in patients.

If there is anyone who feel could benefit from this music, would you mind passing on this link to them? The CD is serving many people at this point and has the potential to help several more.

Donna

To answer your question, for me it is having memories there. A dent in the wall where a game of frisbee got out of hand, the existence of pictures reminding us of the time we've spent. We've been doing some minor renovations on ours, and just the act of caring for it (i.e., painting) makes it feel even more our home.

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