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How to Write a Song in 5 Minutes

By |August 16th, 2020|Categories: Beyond Music Lessons, Creativity, Creativity in Columbus, Introvert Artists, Music, Music Production, Overcoming Stage Fright, Release Writer's Block|Tags: , |

You ever get an earworm stuck in your head? Yes, snippets of pop songs often become earworms for most of us, but I'm talking about an original earworm... one that could be a song idea trying to come to you? In this video, watch the process of what I do when I have an earworm that I need to record and give a [...]

Why Some People Don’t Like Music

By |July 20th, 2020|Categories: Beyond Music Lessons, Creativity, Holistic Health, Human Evolution, Metaphysics of Music, Music, Music Production, Social & Cultural|Tags: , , |

Have you ever wondered why some people just don't seem to like music? Musical anhedonia is a brain condition that causes people to feel apathetic toward music, or even to dislike it outright. About 3-5% of the population experiences music anhedonia, and this means the reward centers in their brain are not activated when listening to music. These people tend to find music [...]

You Have No Control: Becoming a Conscious Gardener

By |July 16th, 2020|Categories: Conscious Gardening, Creativity, Creativity in Columbus, Evolution of Consciousness, Holistic Health, Human Evolution, Ohio|Tags: , |

Psst… You have no control over your garden. Though our egos - and agri-business - would have us believe otherwise, we can never control nature. Attempting to force Gaia to bring forth only what we want, when we want, and how we see fit is a recipe for dysfunction. At the same time, neglecting the land over which we have accepted stewardship can [...]

A Music Meditation for Greater Life

By |June 23rd, 2020|Categories: Creativity, Holistic Health, Human Evolution, Meditation, Metaphysics of Music, Ohio|Tags: , , |

Life. The energy that animates us, the spark that enlivens us, the light of our awareness. If Love is the ground of all being, then Life is what springs forth from that fertile matrix to create All That Is. It's easy to forget that we are alive. That sounds strange, does it not? But, the very process of living can distract us from [...]

Black Lives Matter: My Stand on Race Relations

By |June 10th, 2020|Categories: Evolution of Consciousness, Holistic Health, Human Evolution, Metaphysics of Music, Social & Cultural|Tags: , |

In light of the tragic death of George Floyd - the latest in an unfortunately long line of wrongful deaths at the hands of institutional racism - I feel the need to make a clear statement about who I am and what I stand for. Through my groups Tingari and Sanjati and the New Thought music I write and share at the Columbus [...]

My Favorite Practice to Honor ANGER

By |April 24th, 2020|Categories: Beyond Music Lessons, Evolution of Consciousness, Holistic Health, Human Evolution, Introvert Artists, Social & Cultural|Tags: , |

Many people - including me - use yoga as a tool to deal with anger. I invite you to try it, too, but NOT just in the conventional, quiet, peaceful-looking way. The next time you feel angry, go to your yoga mat, roll it up into a tube, and use it to beat the floor, a couch, a sturdy table, whatever, really hard. [...]

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