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SPRING THAWED MY PAIN

Seasonal change has inspired many songs and paintings for me. This past fall held many challenges for me and I honestly felt like my last blog post was a downer. But my song title of “Autumn Hope” perfectly described my beautiful catharsis. As the smell of blossoms surround me this spring, I’m grateful for so much in my life. Continue reading

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AUTUMN HOPE

I was elated when I heard a new song forming. Exquisite guitar passages enveloped me and my heart swelled with joy. Just when I needed something to pull me through, this new music appeared! Continue reading

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AT THIS VERY MOMENT

I celebrate many things. At the top of my list is my health. I can see well enough to drive, paint and play tennis. I can sing my heart out to a loving audience anytime I want to. I have amazing children whom I adore. All three are close to me, despite the physical distance with two of them. My deceased son, Jason, continues to live on in my music and songs. Continue reading

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My Podcast: Beside Me Always, Grief 2 Growth

I hope my story will help anyone navigating grief to hang on to hope. Continue reading

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CAN I KEEP THEM FOREVER?

When I found healing decades later, I was able to embrace my sad memories and discover insights from them. Continue reading

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LEMON TREE

My story about the overgrown lemon tree in my backyard does not carry a song. It does, however, accompany a painting that I finished last week. Continue reading

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IT’S OKAY TO CRY AWHILE

I was listening to my song “In Every Smile.” Even though I sang those words to my children, I heard my parents saying those words to me. Despite the hot pain throbbing on both sides of my ankle, I kept going. I thought about my mother and father and I heard their comforting voices. I could feel their presence; they were on either side, holding me up. Continue reading

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I LONG TO ESCAPE

I couldn’t believe that I had ended up in this situation all because of slipping while hiking. My glorious dream of walking again in the sunshine would just have to wait a little longer. Continue reading

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TAKE ME AWAY – PART 3

Last week I began recording my new instrumental late at night. The serenity of recording at 4 a.m. is amazing. It is also hard work and sometimes my hand becomes numb. I have to stop and shake it out for a few minutes because I can’t feel it. Continue reading

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HOPE CAME WITH THE RAINBOW

I close my eyes, and concentrate on dispelling worry and fear. Nothing is more beautiful than for me to continue following my dream. I don’t need anything else. Continue reading

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