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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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HEALING SONG – PART 3

I was excited to record my guitar on my patio for this post. My music continues to heal me. Continue reading

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SOMEONE TO LOVE YOU – PART 3

Beyond the love I have for my children, I am practicing self-love. My devotion to following my passion is a gift I have given myself. I am overjoyed that my songs and words have comforted and touched so many people. I have found my way home because of music. The love in my heart takes me there. 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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MY COUSIN, DEBBIE

I am going to miss you and your sweet smile, dear Debbie. Continue reading

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HEART SONG

I slid into my chair and tuned the guitar carefully. I began when it was still dark and delicately fingerpicked in my quiet bedroom. I felt the guitar notes flowing from my heart. My body actually was tingling as I played. Continue reading

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HEALING SONG – PART 2

Recently, I performed “Healing Song” and was pleased with how I played it that night. I took my time and allowed myself to linger over the many sweet passages. I expressed my feelings with every note. Healing is a very inspiring. If I look for it, I see it all around me. Continue reading

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WE HAD TO SAY GOODBYE

I waited for the right moment. I chose the songs I had played in her hospital room. I sang my lyrics slowly and carefully so they could be understood. I felt tears falling around me as I sang. Continue reading

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