Newsletter: In Silence There Is Time For Reflection.

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Soul Story (noun / sohl sto•ry) A feeling or thought that inspires me. Please keep reading and listen to a recent Soul Story, a moment from a few weeks ago. It felt fitting to share it today. My intention was to go for a walk, and that didn’t happen. (Does just wearing workout clothes count?). I felt a bit blah–physically, emotionally, mentally. Can you relate? It’s almost like a holiday high while my house was full with family, food, fun, and connection. Now it’s quiet. Our dogs even seem mellow. And in that silent space is time for reflection. I love the month of December. … Read More

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Newsletter: How Do You Grieve If You Don’t Love?

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Gratitude seems to be a buzz word. It’s one of the most frequently used adjectives across platforms and in daily conversations. I’ve noticed it especially during Thanksgiving and other holidays. My hope is that with increased use of the word there will be a greater, collective awareness. That it won’t only be used to express joy for the good things in our lives, but for the tough and tender parts as well. For expectations that have or have not been met. For love that’s been lost. For people in our lives that we let go of and choose to love from afar.  Can we experience and live with gratitude without … Read More

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Newsletter: A Magical Memory

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I hope you had a meaningful Thanksgiving. This can be a tough time as we enter the holiday season. A time of paradoxical emotions. Gratitude and grief. Joy and pain. Celebration and contemplation. All the feels. As we begin the last month of 2021 (someone tell me how this is possible?!), I’ve been reminiscing and reflecting. A few months ago, I had an opportunity to meander around the campus of Interlochen Center for the Arts. Eight amazing, musical summers in which I sang, danced, wrote, and most of all, connected with other young souls.  I walked by this grassy space I hadn’t thought about in … Read More

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