Happy 2023. Here we are on February 6, day after a full moon in Leo and finally feeling like we are truly moving forward into a new calendar year.

I am reflecting on the power of our own voices a lot lately. I am a human who has sung since I was a small child and made a life of writing my own songs and then singing them, in my own voice for the past 35 years. (recording a few of the songs along the way) What have I learned doing that? Not unlike what Lizzo shared last night at the Grammy’s: Even if you feel like an outsider, like people don’t get you, keep going and be yourself. You will find your people. You will attract people to you that will support you. This is so true. In all areas of life.

Not all of us may experience that Truth at the level of Lizzo, but we can experience it and the experience of listening to your own voice, acting from it, sharing it and having someone else acknowledge with joy and love that your voice is special is such a thrill and something I want all beings to experience.

Perhaps this is why I find myself teaching children music. When they feel heard and honored for their unique voice, they light up like a lightbulb and we can all feel it in the room, including me.

What lights you up right now? How can you allow for more of that as we continue on in this year? Everything is possible in any given moment and we can always invite in something new or amplify something present that we want more of. This is the power of our voice – inside and out. I am thrilled to have begun work on a new album (creating new music always lights me up!) and hope to release it to all of you before year end.

I am also thrilled to be returning to Ireland March 17-19 to lead Song of Rebirth at Creacon Wellness Retreat. This amazing opportunity to return to this beautiful place each year and travel with a group of souls exploring, healing and rebirthing the power of our voices is such a blessing for me.

There are still spots left, so if you want to remember, discover new sounds and amplify the power of your own voice, consider joining us. Book Directly At Creacon Website.

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I have been aware of the energy of 11/11 for almost 15 years now. What is that energy? I like to think of it as a Unity energy. I imagine each 1 in 11/11 is a pillar of Light standing next to another pillar of light. What happens when we all allow ourselves to be our lightest, most peaceful and connected selves? What happens when we have the courage to acknowledge our human struggles and choose love and connection still.

This is the journey I continue to walk and I am beyond blessed to have had the resources, family and friends and spiritual teachings that I have had thus far.

That being said, I also feel like I am on the verge of somewhere I have never been before – like that moment in Back to the future where Doc says ” Where we’re going, we don’t need roads.” Can you relate? Do you feel like both an individual and collective awareness or awakening is happening and you are not sure about your next step? Or you can see the next step but it’s hard to trust it’s actually going somewhere.

You are not alone.

We (Humanity) need you to remember as best you can and live into who you truly are in service of yourself and all. This remembering can be joyful! This remembering is why we are here. This remembering can happen while living and connecting and being a regular old human.

What a miraculous time to be alive.

Thank you for tuning in to my music and my journey and the way I choose to share it. I would love to see you in person on Dec. 21 on Cape Cod at Dennisport Yoga for a Solstice Celebration with yoga and music and ritual co-led by Leigh Alberti and Joanna Benevides.

I would also love to see you in Ireland March 17-19 at my beloved Creacon Wellness Retreat Center. It will be a powerful and nurturing time of connection and creation. To learn more about Sound of Rebirth and book the retreat, visit the Creacon website.

Big love to all and know that my music and it’s vibration is always available and in service of you. Find me on Bandcamp, Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon and if you are listening a lot or feel moved, feel free to send me a little love in the form of money.

I am also updating on my instagram page if that is something you. choose to tune into.

Big love to all. Enjoy this final passage of 2022.

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Alicia

It’s hard to believe we are here – November 2021. It was two years ago that I moved to Boston and began teaching full time while also continuing to perform and record music.

With the pandemic, much of my performing stopped and deep transformation began to unfold within. During that time I also turned 50 and ran my first 10K.

You can listen and watch me working on a new tune here inspired by October.

Now, here I am feeling a return to the very essence of who I am and why I am here. This essence also feels new and expanded – older and wiser, capable of holding more and worrying less. What a gift!

As I begin to record my 6th album, I wanted to invite you to two upcoming opporutinties to be with me, my vibration and some new songs.

First on 11/11, I will be doing a chanting event on ZOOM. It’s a pay what you can situation, though you will need to register to get the passcode. Check out the FB event here.

On 12/21/21 – Winter Solstice – I will be chanting live at Power Yoga of CapeCod with a limited number of guests at 15. If you don’t register in time or would rather not be in person you can also sign-up to livestream it.

This will be a true coming home for me – to my beloved Cape Cod and on the winter solstice, a time when I love doing events. The energy will be healing, uplifting and sacred. I would love to be with all that feel called – whether in person or online.

Enjoy this new moon in Scorpio. We have all been evolving at a rapid rate.

Keep letting go and allowing in the new.

Happy New Moon in October!

Enjoy this new song I am working on called Knowing. Are you following me yet on Youtube? How about Spotify or Instagram? As I record my new record I will be sharing the journey, so be sure to tune in.

May All Beings in All the Worlds be Happy and Free!

Happy April 20, 2020 in this new reality.

I am so grateful for so much. I am healthy. I have a place to live. I meditate. I have many people in my life who love me, even if I am currently living alone and I have a bit of income that is somewhat stable.

I am beyond grateful that I sing and make music.

This is one of the things I am most grateful for, almost like my whole life has been lived for this moment right now.

Here are some of the daily practices I have been choosing during this time to keep myself well and balanced:

  1. Be MORE gentle – with myself and others
  2. Forgive – myself and others
  3. Drink tons of water – more than I think necessary
  4. Move my body – be creative in how to do this
  5. Eat vegetables – along with all that ice cream and chips and bread
  6. Call someone I can be my full self with and be honest about how I am feeling on every level.
  7. Sing, create, trust, play

I am offering many services online from my own little corner of the world. Please consider reaching out in anyway I might serve.

Join me on Facebook where I am doing Family Music on Thursday mornings at 10am. There are also multiple videos from week 1-4 of both family music and chanting.

Consider a long distance (zoom) music lesson, Rising Star Healing or Transformational Life Coaching session (discounts available for those who need them). EMAIL me to learn more.

And, listen to my music often. It has incredible healing energy in it to both help you transform fear, anxiety and loss, as well as peaceful energy to help you sleep and stay strong and well.

That link above takes you to my Bandcamp page which allows you to also support me financially. You can of course find all my music on all the platforms like: Apple Music, Spotify, Amazon and Google Play.

And if you missed A Prayer for the Earth, which my friend Vivienne Gerard and I released for free on youtube a year ago, NOW might be a great time to tune in. It was recorded spontaneously at Dreamland Studios, when I was recording 12 Rebirth and it feels right to remind folks of it today.

I will be releasing a NEW CHANT on Wednesday 4/22/2020. Stay Tuned!

We are all in this together. love love love

It’s hard to believe it is already February 5. How is everyone doing out there?

I have had a lot of shifts since the final 6 weeks of 2019 and I could not be more grateful for where I am and all the new music I feel is coming.

I would love to hear how 12 Rebirth is resonating for you. To be honest, I am still processing what an incredible experience it was to make that collection of songs at the level I did and I have a desire to make videos for each and every song. Here is the teaser video if you never saw it

I would love to hear from you if you have a song that you really want to see a video for first. I would also love to hear from you if you make music videos and would like to help me make mine really well on a very low budget. šŸ˜‰

On a practical level, I am now basing myself in Boston which is really fun! I have taken a music teaching job at a Montessori school in Newton and am having so much fun. It’s a maternity leave position and will wrap up in mid-April.

I am currently making plans for new music to be recorded and released this spring, and I am also leading an incredible retreat/travel tour for women in Ireland that includes chanting and music/sound healing. I am so excited!!

We have one room left open – for a couple or single, so if you feel called, check out the details here. It is from May 4-11 and is co-led with my friend and colleague Jenny Wood.

I know there is a lot happening in our world right now that may be creating a sense of unknown and/or apprehension for us all. I will say, though, that I am feeling a deep peace inside and it is inspiring me to make more music and create more opportunities for others to transform, heal and play.

I can’t wait to share some new offerings with you in the Spring.

The music I have made over the last decade is a great tool if you are moving through loss, difficult emotions, stress or just a regular old day. I encourage you to follow me on Spotify, share my music, and it you want to send me some money to say you value the vibration I hold on the planet, I welcome that.

The way music goes these days, unless you are touring or selling lots of merchandise, your income does not come from people listening to your music on the many platforms that are now available and so I am working on how to make a sustainable living and keep singing and recording music.

This comes from a recent webinar I took with Michael Elsner about the reality of income from music streaming. I found it really enlightening.

The good news is lots of people are listening to my music and I am beyond grateful for that. It inspires me to make more and more music and sing for more and more people in service of my own peace, joy and awakening and the peace, harmony and awakening of us all!

I look forward to playing live for you soon!

In honor of the life and teachings of MLK jr. and the many in our world who are working towards a Humanity that is more just, peaceful, fair, and equal enjoy my song from 2016 Freedom is an Inside Job.

Happy November!

I had an incredible time traveling for about 3 and half weeks through the midwest, Nashville, and more midwest. So fun! And all in service of the ongoing evolution of Queen City Records and vision I have for my own music and career.

There are many, many stories to tell, but before all that I wanted to let you know about some cool events happening in the next couple weeks that include my music:

Sunday November 10  9am-5pm
HOW to Just Be retreat
with Terry Walsh, Tammy Smith and Pernille
Register

Monday November 11 4pm-9pm
Energy Activation & Sound Healing
with Vivienne Gerard and Laurinda Raquel
Harwich Cultural Center
Register

YES, after two years of 11/11 events in Cincinnati, Vivienne Gerard is coming to Cape Cod. Along with the energy of Laurinda and her bowls, this is going to be truly special.
Register now!

And if you can’t make 11/11 or even if you can, be sure to check out this cool collaboration with my friend and yoga teacher Dana Cox at

PYCC Dennisport!

Saturday November 16 1pm-3pm
Gratitude Workshop
with Dana Cox
Power Yoga of Cape Cod DennisportĀ 
Register

Join me on Patreon!!

We are having so much fun on this new platform and there is TONS OF CONTENT. I have already posted a couple new songs in process.

To celebrate my favorite time of year on Cape Cod, I have decided to create Sweet September: 12 Days of 12 Rebirth.

In this series I will be sharing a track from my recent Album 12 Rebirth, talking about its creation and also linking it to an earlier song of mine. Read more about why I am doing this at Day 1.

Day 12 Born Free and Wise Innocence

I am grateful fo have arrived at Day 12 of this series. It has been so fun to share these songs with you and enlightening to remember and tell some stories I hadn’t thought of for a while.

Wise Innocence was recorded in 2015 at Brick Hill Studios in Orleans, produced by Jon Evans. It was a leap for me at the time to work with Jon and I am so grateful for that experience and recording that many have heard and use often in their meditation or yoga practice.

I was also blessed to make an official video for this track and so enjoyed the process with Kevin Lasit directing.

I partner this song with Born Free because they both have a kind of rock out vibe and include the chord Bm – which is one of my all time favorite chords.

Both Born Free and Wise Innocence are about reflecting on one’s childhood from the wiser perspective of the adult now. They also encourage each of us to remember our purest and truest essence.

There is great joy and healing in both songs and I invite you to sit back, roll your windows down and soak in all the vibration.

Thanks again for tuning into my 12 Days of Sweet September. If you have a certain day or song you really enjoy, I encourage you to share it vie email or social media.

And be sure to check out Creative Play with Viv and Alicia. I will be sharing a full moon chant this Saturday recorded at Creacon Wellness Retreat.

To celebrate my favorite time of year on Cape Cod, I have decided to create Sweet September: 12 Days of 12 Rebirth.

In this series I will be sharing a track from my recent AlbumĀ 12 Rebirth,Ā talking about its creation and also linking it to an earlier song of mine. Read more about why I am doing this atĀ Day 1.

Day 11 of 12 Walk Your Way on Through and Winds of Sinai

It feels amazing to be writing this blog on 9/11 – the 18 year anniversary of the attack on the World Trade Center inside the loving and peaceful vortex that is Creacon Wellness Retreat. I was living in Brooklyn on 9/11/01 and was temping on a top floor of Rockefeller Center when the attack actually happened. It was a powerful experience to be in Manhattan at that moment and living in Brooklyn for the months that followed.

18 years later. Wow. That is hard for me to fully believe and reminds me of my song 11 years later that I wrote for 12 Rebirth.

1 + 8 = 9. Completion. It is my prayer that the most quantum healing that is possible for each being hurt by that experience come into full awakening and completion. And that we as a collective Humanity begin awakening more and more, so less and less unnecessary suffering must happen.

The other thing I am contemplating right now is that the two twin towers when standing made an 11 and how I have come to resonate with the energy of 11:11. What I have learned over the last 18 years in a very real way is that suffering is real and all humans will experience it, no matter where they live or how much money they make. And in that human reality, there is great spiritual possibility for joy, love, healing, celebration and collective change that can help eliminate a lot of unnecessary suffering.

It is time for all of us to awaken out of material greed and conditioned fear and come into Unity, Trust, Cooperation, Connection and Love.

These two songs help support this process in me individually and in our collective. I wrote Winds of Sinai in October of 2006 when I went to Egypt for the first time and did a two week pilgrimage with a group of extraordinary people. I was 35, my head was shaved and my mom was still alive (though she would die within the year). What a blessing those two weeks were!

I wrote the lyrics of this song in the Sinai desert. As a part of the pilgrimage, we spent 2 days in the desert, riding camels in between the two evenings of our camping. We travelled and ate with the local Bedouin and ultimately dropped into total silence. It was a beautiful experience and the lyrics came to me during that time. I wrote the music a few days later in a hotel in Luxor.

To this day, when I sing this song, I feel an amazing vibration move through me.

While in the Sinai desert I felt the connection between the three monotheistic religions: Christianity, Islam and Judaism. I felt how the human stories of each of these traditions are rooted in the same land. Winds of Sinai is about Unity – finding peace within ourselves and building peace in our communities, nations and world. What a perfect intention on the 18 year anniversary of 9/11.

Walk Your Way on Through has become one of the favorites from 12 Rebirth. Different people are experiencing it in different ways, which I love as a songwriter. For me it is connected to Winds of Sinai because in a way it feels like a song about initiation and inviting myself and others into a higher version of who we are.

When I went to Egypt later in my journey in 2009 and lived there, I had many challenges. Those challenges continued as I taught music in Beirut, Lebanon the following year. Even though I had received many high vibrational teachings and healings, I was still struggling to fully inetrgrate it all in this one human body known as Alicia. This struggle would often manifest as anxiety or depression or conflict in relationships.

This song reminds us all that we must keep walking our way on through no matter what is in front of us. Keep walking forward. Keep walking and trust. What I have truly learned over these last 18 years is that even when we feel we are alone, we are not.

I wish you all a beautiful Sweet September day! Thanks again for reading and listening. If you are interested in more play and joy check out my new Patreon Page. I will be uploading an exclusive chant this weekend for the full moon.

I will leave you with one of my favorite sayings through this picture taken today.