Happy 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.
It is with great joy that I officially release the video for WISE INNOCENCE. Directed by Kevin Lasit and editing/cinematography by Michael F. Dubois.
I have written two songs about September, one when I was 25 (September Again) and living in Provincetown and one when I was 40 and I had just completed singing 40 chants in 40 days leading up to my 40th birthday (Sweet September). I had returned home from a short stint of teaching music in the middle east and the Cape Cod September was absolutely breathtaking in every way.
Right now feels magical to me, especially because I am not a traditional student or teacher returning to the grind. As a freelance musician and small business owner it feels like a breath of fresh air, a moment in time suspended in between the rich abundance of summer and the quieting down of winter. I love it! Please join me this Friday night at Centerville Yoga & Wellness for a wonderful healing & chanting concert and get a taste of this joy. Or later in the month for the first time ever in HOUSTON at Nia Moves.
At age 25 I was still reflecting in my songs on the bliss of playing field hockey – one of my most favorite activities. By the time I got to 40, I was reflecting more on how the nature teaches us that nothing is permanent and like the earth we too have cycles of loss and growth. And they are necessary and best when embraced with joy.
Now at 44, I feel the incredible gift of living in New England and of watching the seasons shift year to year. The number 4 connects for me to the heart and that is where I am now. All Heart. This has been a process and not always easy. As someone who was very well-educated and valued intellectual rigor, it took time to allow those “this is right, this is wrong” thoughts to soften and feel my conciousness literally drop down from my head into my heart. When I am in my heart, everything feels easier. There is no need to prove or defend or argue. There is just, “what’s next?” “I wonder what that is?” “How may I serve?” Obviously this is an ongoing process, but at 44, I feel the most in my heart I have ever been – at least since I was 4. 😉
As I walk on into the 45th September of my life, I give incredible gratitude for every experience, every song, and every moment of challenge I have felt. I hope to see you at a show or at Sounding Still Wellness for a Monday night meditation (beginning again on Sept 14). Stay tuned for an exciting new VIDEO release of my title track WISE INNOCENCE on Sept 21. It is ALL HEART.
love love love
HAPPY NEW MOON! Order WISE INNOCENCE!
It’s Finally Here!! I am so thrilled to share this new record with you!! From upbeat tracks like Now is My Time that make you want to drive down a country road with the windows down and the volume up to peaceful chants such as Gate Gate that tap into your spiritual state, Wise Innocence is not just an album, it’s an experience – a vibration that will inspire and awaken you to live the life you always imagined for yourself. Produced by Jon Evans and featuring percussion by Fugan Dineen, Wise Innocence highlights my range as both a songwriter and healer.
What a gorgeous day today on Cape Cod!!
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.
love love love
Wow. Another full moon in August has come and gone. I don’t know about you but this past weekend on Cape Cod was just perfect. Full Moon. Hot Sun. Cool air. Beach time. Live music. Family and Friends. As Mark Erelli writes in his song August, “A fool would ask for more” (ps. check out his new upcoming release Milltowns on Sept. 9)
This time last summer I can’t say I felt as good as I do now. In fact, I had just finished 30 days of antibiotics for Lyme Disease and was not feeling very inspired in general. Isn’t it amazing how our lives go through cycles. The longer I live and practice spiritual teachings I have received, the more I allow this to happen with ease and grace.
Want to open yourself to some of these teachings, not to mention connection, community, fun, and BLISS? JOIN US this weekend at Love Yoga Fest. I will be opening the day on Saturday at 7am with a chanting of the Gayatri Mantra, among other chants and then signing again on the Main Stage at 5:00pm. I will also be at a healing table with Kristen O’toole offering the Prema Agni & Rising Star Energy Healings Systems. This energy was taught to us by Derek O’Neill, who will be in Boston on Nov. 9. Stop by, learn more, and FEEL THE LOVE.
This weekend, right in Aselton Park Hyannis yoga teachers from all over the Cape and New England will be offering their joy, wisdom, experience, and fun for you to play, frolic, explore, and awaken. What a gift to Cape Cod!! I remember just a couple years ago we were doing yoga on the Green and now here we are!! Thank you Love Live Local Ladies and Annika for birthing this dream I had imagined way back then. May All Beings in All the Worlds be Happy and may CAPE COD lead the way.
Om Nimah Shivaya!
Happy Friday! Jai Jai Ma!
Jayajagatambe Jai Jai Ma!
TONIGHT at Power Yoga of Cape Cod
Doors open at 7:30
FREE (suggested donation $10)
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!
AND SATURDAY FULL MOON
Cape Cod Chat House 7-9
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.
Happy May !!! I am writing this blog while flying on a plane. Isn’t it Amazing?
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!
om shanti om
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.
love the bad guys
love the good guys
love the joy
love the sorrow
love love love
It’s day 2 of Deva Premal and Miten 21 day mantra meditation. I highly recommend it. it helps you love love love.
om shanti om shanti om
A little over a week ago I had the pure pleasure of visiting Arizona and doing 2 shows. A house concert in Peoria and a chanting workshop at B Well Center in Scottsdale. Not only did the sun and 90 degree weather soothe my pale winter skin, but the community and opportunity to share my CD with folks that listened deeply was a balm to my soul.
Thank you, thank you to all who made that possible and helped celebrate the one-year anniversary of 2012: ISn’t it Amazing? with such joy (and desert heat).
If you are interested in hosting a House Concert, please CONTACT ME. I would love to come to your town and share the music.
Last weekend I also had the privilege of sharing the stage at The Island Merchant in Hyannis with Allen McGarry and friends on the actual anniversary of the release – 3/22/13. I was a rock star for a moment and Fairy Queen never rocked so hard. WATCH a short clip here.
So, What’s next? SO MUCH! Yoga Reaches Out on April 28 with an intro show and yoga class with Jaqui Bonwell on April 5 at Spinning Lotus Studios in Wayland MA, June 20-23 at Wanderlust Festival in VT with Jill Abraham and a return to my local schedule at the Chat House in Dennis this Saturday March 30 7-9pm. (See Full Schedule below)
So Rejoice with me this Saturday and beyond!
May we all be at peace and have lots of fun being!
Sat March 30 Cape Cod Chat House 7-9
Fri April 5 – Spinning Lotus Studio 5:15-7:15 Wayland, MA
Fundraiser for Yoga Reaches Out BUY TICKETS!
Wed April 10 Cape Cod Chat House 7-9 NEW MOON
Fri April 19 Cape Cod Chat House 7-9
Wed April 24 Cape Cod Chat House 7-9
Sunday April 28 Yoga Reaches Out
Gillette Stadium’s Field House in Foxboro, MA singing with Jill Abraham
Personal fundraising goal: $250 DONATE NOW!!
Wed May 15 Cape Cod Chat House 7-9
Friday May 17 Brewster UU
Sat May 25 Cape Cod Chat House 7-9 FULL MOON
Fri May 31 Cape Cod Chat House 7-9