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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Peeling is Healing

As some of you may remember, I started out in the wellness business as an esthetician running an organic spa room (before it was cool to do such things!) in the Harmony House Wellness Center. I learned a lot about managing a business, and received a potent initiation into the healing arts. [...]

Listen in on the Women’s Circle

Would you like to listen in on the juicy conversations we have at the Women's Circle Live Gatherings in Columbus, Ohio? We record every minute of our monthly gatherings to share with you! You can access recordings from the most recent Circles on my Soundcloud page. Also, each month's recording is posted [...]

Are You Afraid to be Happy?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aH-I7V2kUug Many creative and artistic people have a tendency to become overly identified as dark, brooding characters. We can easily get locked into a very narrow band of emotions if we believe it is who we are. Are you pushing away joy because happiness is in conflict with the dark avatar [...]

Creativity in Columbus, Ohio

Columbus is a wonderful city for Creatives. While there are many creativity and art-based events, products and services already being offered, the city itself as well as many aspects of the music and art scene are still in a growth phase. In a sense, we are all doulas, assisting in the birth [...]