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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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THE DOOR – PART 4

I see a door as a metaphor for making a choice to leave or stay. And choices are empowering. Doors go out and also go in. A door can lead to somewhere unknown – scary at first, but also beautiful. Continue reading

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I WOULD BE OKAY

My son inspired this story. But mostly I am writing about my feelings. I no longer pretend to be happy and allow myself to feel – that includes joy and sadness. Continue reading

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THE DOOR – PART 3

When I composed “The Door” in 2012, my song felt like it was a huge secret. The fact that I was miserable in my marriage was not a secret to people whom I was close with. But finding the courage to divorce was overwhelming and my song helped to guide me. My husband never expected I would leave and my secret ate away at my insides. Continue reading

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TAKE ME AWAY – PART 2

My new song “Take Me Away” life was like a soft blanket over my entire day. It surrounded me with sweet notes and a melody that took away all of my sadness. Continue reading

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TAKE ME AWAY – PART 1

It’s hard for me to understand how I am such a passionate songwriter when I seldom consciously choose to write a song. I cannot compose a new song by simply playing my guitar and wishing for it to appear. A song unfolds for me, and it usually happens at a time when I’m very discouraged. It all starts with a magical moment. 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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MY STORY

I am sharing my story because I want to inspire other people to know happiness is truly possible, despite grief and challenges in life. I realize that I was blessed with the wonderful outlets of writing, art, and music. My wish is that every human can find something in their life that brings them joy! Continue reading

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