Tag Archives: singing openly

HOW MUCH I CARE

My friend, Cheryl, inspired my song “Just a Tune” and I really miss her (she died in 2008.) I am sharing some stories about the feelings behind my song, which I recently created a new arrangement for. Continue reading

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MY WORLD WAS FILLED WITH SONG

I find it astonishing how singing has become a perfect metaphor for my “new life.” I plan to continue singing my heart out and learning how to use my complete voice. And at the same time, I plan to navigate my new life with the expression of my true feelings. Continue reading

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FINDING MY VOICE – PART 2

For most of my life, I have suppressed most of my feelings. From the time I was young, I never felt safe expressing anger and preferred instead to shove it away deep inside. Also, since ending my marriage I have been numb with guilt. My inner voice encouraged me to sing because singing is actually a perfect metaphor for freeing myself. I could not achieve the vocal results I wanted, because I was afraid to sing loudly. It felt risky for me and I did not like to hear what I perceived as a harsh tone. It led to breathiness overall – I believed that it was prettier. Continue reading

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THE WONDERFUL METAPHORS – PART 3

I often love to write about metaphors; my song lyrics and stories are filled with them. Therefore, it is no coincidence that I see beautiful metaphors that relate what I’m learning about singing to improving my life. Continue reading

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I CAN FEEL LOVE AGAIN

It became clear to me that my grief regarding Cheryl had finally surfaced for me to explore. There was so much grief coming up and out of me. The newfound energy is the release of that pain. I had no idea how much energy was required to hold all of that pain inside! Continue reading

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