In a first-ever interview, accomplished flutist Emily Roberts asks how sense making relates to real life. We discuss how I came to wonder about sense making through my learning curve with interdisciplinary research, and then how Emily is making sense of her two roles as a flutist and music therapist. With some insights from professor Cal DeWitt and from storytelling, we stumble upon the theme of serving others as an Aha! moment for Emily. Being stuck can feel awful, but stuck-ness is essential to making sense of difficulties in the process of deciding how to act and staying sane in dissonant world. Sense making tools can help us along the way until we receive the gift of insight with humility.
How do you see sense making showing up in your life?
What tools do you know about that help with sense making?