Rhythmical movement to music benefits our whole body, mind and spirit. Dance is used in many different cultures as a form of creative self-expression, social interaction and exercise, or it can be presented in a spiritual or performance setting […]
I released the guilt of charging money for art, even from friends, as I recognized that they too valued my work, and it actually feels good to people to honor that exchange with a monetary value. If you don’t even value your own time, energy and art, how will others?
Every holiday season, for whatever reason, the gears begin to shift and change inside me and my creative side shines through. Being creative musically takes a backseat to my crafty side as I brainstorm different, unique gift ideas for my family and the people I care about. I find handmade gifts to be the most […]
I have found it incredibly helpful as an artist, as a truth seeker, and as an evolving and expanding being, to really listen to my heart. I’m continually learning and relearning the importance of trusting the vision and the process, whether it be art or some other aspect of my life.
My reaction was exasperation. How on earth can you scoff at classical music? I would shriek inside my head. What on earth is wrong with these children? I thought, in spite of myself. I would become red in the face whenever a student rolled her eyes at my lectures; increasingly loud in voice whenever someone thought the songs I played “sucked.”
As parents leave their children in another person’s care, I have observed behaviors from the mild to the extreme as they try and cope with what is going on. Some are withdrawn, sullen and despondent to the temporary separation. Some whine, pulling at the clothes of their teacher, desperate for attention. Some cry, pulling at the heartstrings and some simply scream the roof down, unable to fully express the severity of their situation.