A girl and her dog

I am sitting in a coffee shop. I’m in the upstairs loft area. I’m immediately curious about the person sitting in front of me, along with her companion. It’s a young woman with a bla...

Get down in the dirt and Be. All. In

Today was the first day of cool, temperate sunshine in a lonnnng stetch of days that felt like being trapped inside a hot, steamy monster’s mouth. So, of course I Carpe Diem’ed the crap ou...

Does Accepting Change = Accepting Defeat?

When we moved to Nashville’s east side 14 years ago…. Well, let’s just say that it was before they made the Tshirts. No one was bragging about living in East Nashville – we wer...

The Music Business: It Takes a Village

I moved to Nashville, TN to pursue my musical dreams 14 years ago. I started out collaborating with lots of people – cowriting, seeking advice, soliciting critiques of my songs, forming relation...

Creativity: Better when someone is listening

It has felt like a lifetime since I’ve put pen to paper (actually, fingers to keyboard… It’s a metaphor, people)… And the words are bubbling inside me to the degree that I don&...

Remodeling a Dream (a 2 minute memoir)

I moved to Nashville, TN 14 years ago to pursue my musical dreams. I made CDs, did some touring, changed genres, cowrote reluctantly and networked sheepishly, which led to a massive internal struggle ...

Homeschooling: What’s in it for me?

Not long ago, my four year and a half year old daughter read the words “Maxwell House” on a coffee can, followed by “Chicken Broth. Low Sodium.” as I stood, dumbfounded, stirri...

What are you waiting for?

I feel like I’ve been waiting all my life for summer to come. And now it’s the end of June and I haven’t caught a firefly yet. I haven’t walked through the golf course at the e...

The Freedom Illusion

What is freedom? Being untethered. Making your own choices. Not needing. Not requiring. Not feeling dependent on anyone for your needs or your happiness. We hear the self-help set telling us not to al...