My wife and I are having our first open house since we got married and decided to do it on Halloween. Kind of a fun chance to get to use all that stuff you get at your wedding – like the giant punch bowl.
Keeping in the festive spirit, there are lots of opportunities coming up to celebrate together and in person through yoga classes and chanting concerts. Nov. 18, I am at Regina’s Connection in Hudson MA. On Dec. 2, Both Kristen and I will be at Grow You Healing Arts Center in Holliston, MA to chant and raise money for Ben Speaks, a cause close to both of our hearts.
I know many feel the world is in a very difficult place, and though I agree there is division and suffering in our country and throughout the whole world right now, I still feel incredibly empowered to BE THE CHANGE and sing my song with all my heart. I hope you will join me!
Tina Malia will be there, who just happens to be one of my all time favorite songwriters and performers.
This event feels like it was literally created for me – inviting me to marry my activist self with my spiritual self. What an opportunity! Thank you Universe. Thank you people who work on behalf of the universe.
Thank you to music, the never ending vibration that connects all, heals all, and awakens all. JAI JAI MA!!
I have written many songs about the magic of September. Perhaps because my birthday is in August or I have been a perennial student, September often feels like the new year to me.
I wrote September Again when I was around 22, having just lived in Ptown for a while and was facing a sense of who am I without the structure of school?
I wrote Sweet September just after turning 40, returning to Cape Cod, and completing 40 days of chanting that led me to my current career of music and transformation.
This September, I don’t feel a song coming, but rather an epic musical. It’s kind of a scary feeling because I have written a musical before and I know what it takes to complete it and get it up on stage. Those fans of Love according to Luc may remember it from way back in 2004.
As the new multidimensional musical ruminates in my creative psyche I will be singing and touring often in the fall, winter, and spring, so stay tuned and keep listening.
May this new moon bring you a TRUE SENSE of newness. May you awaken right NOW in this moment and create all you know you are. JOIN ME TONIGHT at Innerglow Yoga in Mashpee for a NEW MOON YOGA FLOW with Kristen O’Toole Yoga 6-7:30pm.
Wow. Summer certainly has been moving fast. I have so enjoyed singing and chanting with many of you this summer and it continues. This weekend I will be at Love Yoga Fest and celebrating my first wedding anniversary. Please join me & Kristen O’Toole for Family yoga at 11:30 on both Sat and Sun for only $10/person. Talk about abundance, love and community! Register NOW.
And save the dates for August 22 at the Barnstable Village Jailhouse Jams stage and Sept. 2 at the Barnstable Tavern. GO HERE to see all my upcoming gigs and events including our last FULL MOON BEACH YOGA of the season Aug 18 on West Dennis Beach.
THANK YOU to all who continue to listen and share my most recent record Wise Innocence. At this time in our world when so many seem to be giving into fear, It fills my heart with hope and love to know that folks are tuning into a vibration of community and cooperation. If you are interested or in need of some extra support beyond the music please check out what I offer at Sounding Still Wellness.
Enjoy this month and be sure to give yourself lots of time to kick back, listen to music, walk the beach and just chill. The new moon is at 4:44 today. ALL HEART BABY. soak it in and plant those seeds of LOVE LOVE LOVE
There is nothing better than a Monday new moon. Mondays traditionally are when we get back to business, create our week, & set our intentions. On new moons, this is also what we are invited to do. It is an energy of creation and starting out fresh. Isn’t it wonderful that we get a new moon every month? A new opportunity to say, YES, I am worthy and I choose to create that which I desire.
Sometimes, we can find ourselves in a place though where we are not clear what we desire. For me, these can be some of the most difficult times. Even though I have learned over and over again that I am a part of nature and have cycles, sometimes when a cycle comes that feels slower, unclear or painful, I have a hard time trusting that this is just a part of my nature and not an indication that every choice I have made is wrong. When you are a creative artist in this world and choose to be bold and say I have a unique voice to share and I am worthy of making a living at it, on the days that you’re not so sure about that, your doubts can get very large. You can begin to look outside yourself and wonder why you didn’t make some more traditional and perhaps “safer” choices. At least I can.
Each times this happens, however, I return to what feels true to me and am reminded of a great quote from the Bhaghavad Gita, “It is better to do your duty and fail, then succeed at doing someone else’s duty”.
On this new moon, I recommit to what I feel my duty in this lifetime is and trust that not only am I worthy of great success, but that the journey of it each day and my continued belief in creativity and what I have to offer is success in itself.
Thank you for listening and reading and journeying with me on this little corner of our world. In honor of February and all the LOVE that tends to be floating around I wanted to share my track Gate Gate with you. It’s a great mantra of compassion and heart opening. When I recorded it last March, It gave me such joy and I offered the vibration up to all beings that we might continue to open our hearts and trust our true path.
May this new moon bring you Peace, Joy & Creativity.
In honor of this Mother’s Day weekend, I talk a little bit about my mom in this video and how she influenced me as a musician and an artist. For those of you that don’t know she passed almost 8 years ago and much of my musical and spiritual journey has been deeply connected to that experience.
I am so grateful for the gift of music and how it connects me to her and all Beings. Thank YOU for all who have shown their support on my kickstarter campaign. It means so much. There are only 9 days left. I know we can do this. Let’s have a big weekend!
Have a beautiful Mother’s Day weekend and know that you are deeply loved by the Divine Mother, no matter what is going on in your life.
Ah. the leaves are falling. even though it’s strangely humid today, the air has been feeling cooler. It’s a time of going inside for me and a great time to write songs. You will be happy to know I am heading into the studio to do some recording and plan for a Spring new CD release. In the meantime, be sure to check me out at any of these upcoming events. A couple yoga class in Boston, one in CA and a house concert in LA. fun fun fun!!
October 26 – Lululemon Derby St. Hingham 9:30 FREE yoga class
October 30 – Yoga Reclaimed , Auburn, CA – 7:30 Restore yoga class with live music
Nov 1 – House Concert in Los Angeles, CA. EMAIL for invite
Nov. 29 – Power Yoga of Cape Cod Dennisport – Gratitude Concert 6:30
Call 646-345-5484 or go to CONTACT to inquire about bookings
And please consider joining me in IRELAND at Creacon Retreat Center for a fabulous HEART concert on Feb 14 followed by a creative healing & meditation retreat.
Come chant to the full moon. Chant to your heart. Chant to each other. What a wonderful way to kick-off summer! If you are feeling crazy, come chant. If you are feeling fabulous, come chant. Chant and be free! JAYJAGATAMABE JAI JAI MA!
As some of you may know Jayajagatambe is a big hit with children. I am not sure what it is, but all the kids love this track. And I don’t know about you, but I trust kids. you can’t fake it with kids. If they are not feeling the music, that’s usually a sign the music doesn’t have it. You can LISTEN to Jayajagatambe anytime you want on Reverbnation and why not become a fan? Come to the Chat House on Saturday night and hear one of my guitar students help me play JAYJAGATAMBE. I am super excited for him and super excited for me. I will also be playing lots of good tunes to kick off ths summer right for all of Cape Cod! May we all be peaceful, happy, and prosperous!
If you missed my last blog called MOTHER LOVE ABOUNDS! You can READ IT HERE.
I am so filled with gratitude and love from the recent Yoga Reaches Out Yogathon. WOW! thanks to all who participated and took amazing pictures. here is one from Tamar Melen.
So what am I doing flying to Sacramento, CA??? Especially when the weather just got so perfect on Cape Cod. I will be leading a womens retreat with my good friend Andrea Spacek, as well as doing my first ever gig in Sacramento at The Coffee Garden on MONDAY MAY 6 at 8pm. And to get warmed up (in every way) I will join Ryan Bailey’s yoga class on Monday morning May 6 and to provide some live musical love at East Wind Yoga in Auburn, CA. What a gift to be oooommmmming coast to coast!
Thank you for all your support. hope to chant with you soon! Save the Date for May 17 in Brewster. It will be wonderful!
I am singing at the Cape Cod Chat House tonight and am splitting the bank with Yoga Reaches Out. After the recent events in Boston, I am so grateful to be gathering with the YOGA community of Boston and beyond to celebrate the power of LOVING ACTION. if you don’t know about the New England Yogathon yet. tune in baby. I will be singing at Gilette stadium on this Sunday while my friend and owner of Power Yoga of Cape Cod, Jill Abraham teaches yoga.
This is a dream come true and just one flower of many that has begun to bloom as a result of seeds I planted in early 2011. We are always planting seeds. in every moment. so choose wisely and don’t let the events that are happening around you shift your focus for too long. love love love.
I am also SO HAPPY to be at the First Encounter Coffeehouse this Saturday night as a a part of a Celebration of local women songwriters.
More seeds have sown another trip out to Northern California from May 1-8, where will be leading a womens retreat with my good friend Andrea Spacek, as well as doing my first ever gig in Sacramento at The Coffee Garden. I will also be playing again for Ryan Bailey at East Wind Yoga in Auburn, CA. What a gift to be oooommmmming coast to coast!
REMEMBER, we are always planting seeds in every moment. so choose wisely and don’t let events that are happening around you shift your focus for too long. love love love.