Inspiration and Motivation

first forgive
FORAGE: Should we not forage, search widely for LOVE and empathy in each other, but also the man in the mirror? NO FEAR FRIDAY 2017—It’s All About Love! No Fear Friday is a weekly campaign on INSTAGRAM aimed at replacing fear with love. The Campaign, now in it’s third year, […]

FORAGE


human condition
  JOURNAL ENTRY Oct 15: Anxiety and excitement can very much feel the same. There is so much to be excited about, my third book was finished earlier this year, and I’m in the middle of recording this CD. For an artist, these fruits are beautiful gifts. My life today, in […]

Doing our Best to do WHAT’s BEST


One World
HAPPY I’m SO HAPPY to share this update with you! Here’s a sample of the arrangement my producer Peter Calo is working on for my song called GRACE. And, I’m also really excited to tell you the Kickstarter campaign “Because Everything Speaks” http://kck.st/2hdz3HI <3 is 25% funded! I always want to […]

A Song Called Grace



challenging times
Woke up this morning with so much on my mind as we all do. Our projects, our health, the state of the world, our country. Will our healthcare be taken away, will our own rights as women, as LGBTQ, as Dreamers, as warriors of Hope and Love – slowly be […]

What’s on Your Mind?


empathy
I know that I say over and over “choose Love over fear.” Those words, though our true saving grace, offer little comfort in the face of so many world wide apocalyptic events. This is NOT a Hopeless time. No, this IS our time of HOPE. The deplorable images on TV, YouTube, […]

Feeling Safe in Each Others Arms


stars
Love & Possibility Richard, the artist, is called — to demonstrate Love and Possibility. When I was a child, I would look up at the night sky, full of twinkling bright lights and ask —“What is beyond the stars?” “Endless, no beginning—infinite…oh that means POSSIBLE.” At 10, I knew this. […]

What is Beyond the Stars?



studio
MY MUSICAL ADVISOR My friend LouAnn died in 2014. LouAnn is the women on the left in this photo taken at Longview Farm Studio around 1996. ❤️ At the Studio She was with me then and without a doubt I believe she will be with me again while recording this […]

I Feel Her Pushing Me


vision
SUNDAY MORNING Sitting early in the morning, I think. I ask what is it I want people to understand? Is it my journey or the interpretation of “it” through my work? Do I want people to understand me or God? In part, it’s true that our culture is often too […]

Sunday Morning


artists
The world needs you to support artists like us. Thanks for your kindness!! Click on the link http://kck.st/2xYO9Mh and follow me @yesrising 🙏❤️✨🕊🌈 #BeCreative #musically As some of you know, I’m a singer songwriter, poet and author. I feel very passionate about a new album I’m working on titled “Because Everything […]

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Kickstarter
Hi! As some of you know, I’m a singer songwriter, poet and author. I’m very passionate about a new album I’m working on titled BECAUSE EVERYTHING SPEAKS — a companion CD to my book The Grace of Redefining Love.  A companion because the words and music are about expanding our […]

Because Everything Speaks