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[Guest Post!] Coming Home to the Music

[Guest Post!] Coming Home to the Music

Music has always been a huge part of my life. I was born in Nashville, the home of country music. I grew up singing in choirs, musicals, and a capella groups, and even now, I can’t walk out the door without my headphones and a playlist. I have a constant soundtrack...

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When history divides us, is music the bridge?

When history divides us, is music the bridge?

Some things just stay with you, don’t they? If you’ve read my December post  in which I described my experience of last October’s “Singing on the Edge” weekend at Esalen, you won’t be surprised to hear that the experiences I had there won’t be leaving me any time...

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The courage of showing up

The courage of showing up

You’ve heard of FOMO, right? The fear of missing out? It’s a real thing — countless therapists have penned articles on how to conquer the stress that “FOMO anxiety” brings and it has even made its way into the Oxford English Dictionary. But here’s the thing: I’m not...

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Why Success Isn’t a Dirty Word

Why Success Isn’t a Dirty Word

Are you afraid of success? I’ve come to realize that I was — absolutely. And I don’t think I’m the only one. Admittedly, we can’t all be millionaires, we’re not all cut out to be brain surgeons, or to have a thriving Broadway career. But … for many of us, there are...

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Embrace the competition, because abundance has no limits!

Embrace the competition, because abundance has no limits!

Imagine with me for a minute that you’re looking at your favorite painting, one that makes your eyes light up every time you see it. Or think about your favorite poem –– the one that speaks to your heart and brings the world into complete focus whenever you read it....

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What Music Can Teach You About New Year’s Resolutions

What Music Can Teach You About New Year’s Resolutions

Hands up if you’ve ever set a New Year’s resolution and failed by February 1st. Let me guess … I’m looking at a sea of hands right now? Don’t worry; my own hand is up there too, waving along with the rest of you. And while we often have a tendendcy to blame ourselves...

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Singing At the Edge, Music At the Heart

Singing At the Edge, Music At the Heart

People randomly burst into song in front of the fireplace, others wander through the garden humming a tune, friends harmonize in line for the buffet, guests serenade you at the dinner table. You’d be forgiven for thinking you’d wandered onto the set of a 1940s MGM...

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