This three-part song arrived while at was at Riversong, a gathering hosted by Sing for Joy in southern Ontario this past summer. It is about giving more weight to the voices of Heart and Intuition. While the mind is a very useful tool, it is meant to assist the Heart in the carrying out [...]
Be Kind (to the Child Inside) Because so many of us are really good at kindness to others, and sometimes forget we need to put those loving Mama arms around ourselves too.
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It finally feels like summer has shifted to autumn. As I watch the leaves fall to the forest floor, touching the earth for the first time, I am reminded of how death is what is needed for new life to occur. Beautiful composting leaves will fade in their red brightness to nourishing soil where [...]
This video is a self-portrait of those moments I spend transitioning from action into quiet mind space... the sweet little human challenge of settling into stillness, inviting my busy mind to get out of my own way. I Stand Still In that place between when I'm awake and when I dream [...]
I pulled up this song from my 52 Songs Project last year, after visiting our old homeland territory recently. Although I can safely say I'm on the other side of the transition period that comes with uprooting and moving, I would like to honour where I was at not so long ago, as I [...]
Spring ephemerals never cease to warm my heart with their delicate perseverance, their faith in the light up above the snow that's barely melted. They remind me of my own spirit's resilience-- that despite those moments when my petals feel super thin and fragile, I'm actually stronger than I think... I'm actually built to endure. [...]
On this damp early spring, snow-melty grey day, the woodstoves are keeping our spirits and our bodies well-tended. Such a warm embrace. Who's with me?! I recorded this in 2014, with a few friends affectionately known as the Woodlandy Dandies.
Step outside first thing. Breathe in the fresh air. Say good morning to the day. Sing your gratitude. Rise to greet you Sun you bring your rays I sing my gratitude to witness such a stage~ The sacred birth of a new day ~ The beautiful sunrise photos in this video were taken by Susan [...]
Coming full-circle with this creative challenge of writing one song every week for a year is flooding me with a mix of feelings. Extreme pleasure in the success of birthing so many new song (sketches) into the world. Joy and humility at having had the process witnessed by and shared with you all. Grief that it's [...]