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 [...]

Black Lives Matter: My Stand on Race Relations

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 [...]

My Favorite Practice to Honor ANGER

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 [...]

Live Sanjati Meditation for Stress Relief

Joel and I did a Facebook live broadcast of an hour-long live meditation concert featuring music from both of our Sanjati meditation music albums. We invite you to find a comfortable spot and immerse yourself deeply in this healing experience. <3    

Golden Immunity: Listen to This Meditation to Optimize Immune Function

When we feel afraid of getting sick, we may seek to "boost" our immune system, when that may not be the best way to stay well. Seeking to BALANCE the immune system in a state of perfect order will help you maintain wellness without artificially pushing your immune system toward one state [...]

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 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 [...]