What an extraordinary year it has been. As a great author once said,

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to Heaven, we were all going direct the other way—in short, the period was so far like the present period, that some of its noisiest authorities insisted on its being received, for good or for evil, in the superlative degree of comparison only.” – The Tale of Two Cities

The tale of two cities, indeed. Which city are you living in? Do you know you can choose, in any moment?

I have learned this lesson over and over again and I am grateful to still be here – ALIVE and THRIVING towards that which I know I am: Love, Sound, Joy – here to serve myself and anyone who chooses to listen. May your true voice arise within you and may you share it with love, power, grace and the wisdom that YOU are incredibly powerful and the world needs YOUR voice RIGHT NOW.

Please join me over for some events over the next couple weeks. TONIGHT for winter solstice. JAN. 5 for the new moon and JUNE 21-23 for an extraordinary experience at Creacon in Ireland.

be still. love yourself. love everyone else. sometimes it really is that simple. And when in doubt, CHANT!


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IMG_9374Hello all – can you believe it’s July 23rd? Wow, time sure is moving fast.

I wanted to send a quick note and let you know I am singing this Thursday at Bismore Park on Hyannis Harbor as a part of the Love Listen Local series. It’s also a good time to save the date for our next Full Moon Beach Yoga with live music – Monday Aug. 7.

The energies inside and out are calling us to be still and allow for great change. So take time to be in nature, listen to music, chant with others, take naps and CHILL OUT. All is well and all will happen in Divine Time. Check out my meditation and healing energy offerings at Sounding Still Wellness.

August is coming and it’s a great month to listen to my old new-age country song, Back Porch Drunk. Peace to all. Make Music, Be Happy!

IMG_8071I 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.New Moon Yoga Workshop & Chanting
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.

Let’s ROCK this September. love love love

Alicia

IMG_7850Wow. 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

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IMG_7668Lots and lots of gigs happening – both Singer/Songwriter gigs and Yoga Events. Check out Upcoming Events to see all the dates.

If you’re feeling overwhelmed by all the world events, go listen to live music. It will do your soul good. I promise. stop scrolling through your phone, stop watching the news, stop fretting.

Go to the Beach. Breathe Deep. Be in Nature. Create Art. Love yourself. Play with friends. Happy Happy summer! love love love!

 

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IMG_7686Happy Summer to all!!

I had a beautiful night singing for Beach Yoga on West Dennis Beach with Stephanie Gilrein. We will be back for the full moons on July 19 and Aug 18. Join us! CHECK OUT MY FULL SCHEDULE HERE. With all that is happening in the world I am so grateful to do what I love and offer music in service of Humanity’s peace, awakening & empowerment. Let’s keep singing, keep loving, and keep taking action towards a better world for all! love love love

I wrote a longer blog over at Sounding Still Wellness about Full Moons, Fathers, &Rainbow Flags that you also might enjoy.

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I recently started (again) the couch to 5K app and am on week 4. One of my favorite things about that app are the nice things it says to you throughout your 34 minute walk/run.

“Hey Awesome runner, you’re doing great!”    or

DING “You’re half way there” and, finally my super favorite:

“Keep going, you’re worth it!”

Wouldn’t it be nice if we had an app like this for life. Right at that moment when you are feeling most defeated or weary of the emotional rollercoaster that can sometimes be your life, you would magically hear a little DING and then “Keep going, you’re worth it”

This is what I hope my songs are for some people. Music has certainly been that for me – a message from beyond saying, hey keep going, you’re worth it.

MATHEWSON_IMG_2494 BACK CDOn this day May 17, I am feeling particularly grateful for all the times I heard “Keep going, you’re worth it” whether inside my own being or from the many friends and family I am blessed to have.

Today is the 9 year anniversary of my mom’s death and it does feel like some kind of completion for me. Since her passing, I have written many songs and released 3 CD’s. For this, I am incredibly proud and also am looking forward to all that is coming. In honor of this day and my mother, who was without a doubt one of the most important parts of me becoming the songwriter I am, I offer this song, Thy Will Be Done. I rarely perform it live, so you may not have even heard it.

Ps. KEEP GOING, YOU”RE WORTH IT!