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Your Third Eye Chakra and Music

If you missed my post about why I’m writing about these, check that out here. Otherwise, let’s get started! Your Third Eye Chakra is located on your forehead, between your eyes (this is just to locate on a map, but in reality, it’s “inside” you so just think of it in that general area). This is the 6th chakra, right under the Crown. It is associated with the color Indigo, a de[...]

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My Middle School Horror Story: Talent Show Gone Wrong

When I was in 8th grade, I decided to audition for my school's talent show. I had been singing in my grandparents' church for years already but had never tried in school. A few of my friends suggested I try out because I frequently did impersonations of their favorite singers. I. was. terrified. I did not want to do this. Really, I didn't even like performing. The only reason I timidly[...]

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Your Crown Chakra and Music

If you missed my post about why I’m writing about these, check that out here. Otherwise, let’s get started! Your crown chakra is located at the top of your head. It is associated with the color “white” (which I know isn’t an actual color) or violet. Generally, it’s considered to be the area of focus for spirituality and connection with the divine (whatever you consider the d[...]

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How to Write a Great Verse

We've covered writing a good bridge, pre-chorus, post-chorus and chorus, so really the only thing left is the verse! What is a verse? The verse is my favorite part of the songwriting process. It's also arguably the most difficult. The verse is where you tell your story's details. I know we've done this already, but let's examine Shake It Off by Taylor Swift. Her chorus is a very ca[...]

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New Mini Blog Series about Music and Chakras

I have a new mini-series about music and chakras coming soon! I’m really excited about this because I get to combine two of my loves: music and Reiki! I’ll be blogging on each chakra and how it relates to music. Why are you doing this? I’m actually a certified Reiki master and I’ve been studying the process for a long time. I mainly work on animals but I’ve been really intere[...]

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My Webinar with Deserve to Thrive

Deserve to Thrive is a course by Alessandra Braun, and she recently brought me on board to give a lecture. I'm so excited! I have always wanted to be a teacher or coach. I've looked at those mega-classes with so many amazing, inspirational women and just wanted to be one of them so badly. Now I guess I am! Let's talk about the course: Deserve to Thrive This is an 8-module course abo[...]

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Guest Post – My Authentic Life

This month's guest blog is about surviving a family road trip. Road trips can be a ton of fun, but too much time in a car with the same people can start to drive you a little nuts. Here are my best tips to surviving and having a great time! https://issuu.com/eydismedia/docs/my_authentic_living_july_2017_issue/32 Scroll to page 32 or click here for the full story![...]

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How Watching TV Can Help You Write Songs

How watching TV can make you a better #songwriter

Watching TV often feels like time wasted, doesn't it? If you're actively watching and listening (not multi-tasking like I do frequently), you're not getting anything "done." I want to get rid of this notion that watching TV is bad and show you how it can actually help your creativity. First, let's clear the notion that "wasting time" is even a thing. If you're enjoying your life, yo[...]

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New Single: June

New single, June, by The Gatsbys and Mella

June is almost over, but I have a new single about this month that was just released! So, I figured I should put it up before it's July and then this won't make any sense. You can still listen to the song anytime, but you wouldn't release a Christmas/holiday song in January, you know? I actually started writing June in October of last year. Most of your favorite holiday songs are re[...]

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Backstage with Tunedly – video

I am a featured session musician with Tunedly - here is my video describing more of what I do: I love my colleagues at Tunedly and we've done some incredible work together! Here is an example of a project I made there. You can hire me on a variety of platforms, including here on this site if you like, but Tunedly is another way to get ahold of me if you'd like![...]