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Get Out of Your Head and Into Emotional Health: 3 Ideas If you are like me, you get stuck in your head and need help moving toward emotional and mental health. Do you have a secret sadness or a shapeless grief that keeps you down? Do you lean toward despondency, especially in colder seasons? What if … Read moreRead More
We songwriters can all use new songwriting tips. Even tried and true songwriters can do better from time to time. Inspiration can come from unlikely places. For example, whenever I hear the intro to Steely Dan’s song Aja, joy wells up in my chest. I was studying songwriting at Berklee College of Music in Boston when … Read moreRead More
Gravity and Relativity Out of the Grey lite. That’s what my husband Scott and I call Gravity, our fourth record. Actually, a fan came up to our CD table after a concert one night in 1995 and bestowed that description. “I love all of your albums up to this point but this new one is more like … Read moreRead More
Last spring, I went to a dinner party where I barely knew anyone. As I walked in, I decided to be open-hearted and unguarded for a change. And for once, I would refrain from offering unsolicited encouragement. I told myself: “Just listen to people and don’t share your much-needed insights or words of wisdom. Be … Read moreRead More
The Music Recording Process in Order of Appearance I thoroughly enjoy the music recording process. At least the way my husband and I did it as recording artist, Out of the Grey. Crafting a song from start to finish in the recording studio excites me. My favorite part of this art is singing the lead vocal. … Read moreRead More
Every spring, people get an itch for something new, something different. Many people move to new homes in this season, looking for a different situation or a change of view. They are imagining a better lot in life. This spring, I have an itch for updating, remodeling, and just cleaning out the house I have. Yet, I … Read moreRead More
Walking with my daughter, Carina, on a lakeside trail recently, I happened upon an epiphany: I project when I don’t connect. What I mean is, I create mental projections on the wall of my imagination if I do not have real-life interactions and conversations. Like when a friend has not called me in a month, … Read moreRead More