Too Hard to Love Them? Just be Kind.

We are often encouraged to love one another, to love ourselves, and to understand that the very ground of being is love. But, the English word "love" is loaded. It is rife with multiple meanings and is tossed about in the vernacular like a half-deflated soccer ball. Simply put, it can be [...]

How to Write a Song in 5 Minutes

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 [...]

Why Some People Don’t Like Music

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 [...]

You Have No Control: Becoming a Conscious Gardener

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 [...]

A Music Meditation for Greater Life

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 [...]

The R-Evolution is Here, Now

Some of you may have noticed the recent addition of gardening posts here on my blog, or the expansion of my Kenmore Park Garden Club group on Facebook. And, while gardening may seem a deviation from what I usually share about music and creativity, about how to become an artist and use [...]

What is the Best Composting Method?

What is the best composting method? Gardeners have argued this question for many a season, and yet it seems we are left with more questions than answers. Are worm farms better than compost heaps? Are compost tumblers worth the money? What is the right browns to greens ratio? I believe the answer [...]

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What Do We Do Now?

So, what do we do now?   Yes, Australia is burning. Yes, the person at the helm of our country has bombed Iraq and killed one of the most powerful Iranian military commanders, quite possibly instigating WWIII. The climate is in turmoil, our government cares nothing for representing the people and seeks [...]

Avicii: How Superstardom Can Destroy the Introvert Artist

On the recommendation of my good friend and sister-in-healing Jill Nielsen Farrell, Joel and I recently watched True Stories: Avicii on Netflix. The documentary followed the meteoric rise of the Swedish EDM producer Tim Bergling who began his journey to superstardom at the tender age of 17. From the beginning, this soul [...]

20 Traits of the Introvert Artist and How to Work Them Like a Boss

Contrary to popular belief, introverts and Introvert Artists are not these awkward killjoys that choke when trying to say hello to strangers and secretly (or not so secretly) hate other humans. As an off-the-charts Introvert Artist, I can tell you that we actually like people... really! We just dislike shallow exchanges that [...]