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My Morning Ritual

A typical weekday morning for me goes as follows: 

After I hit the snooze about 4 or 5 times I usually drag myself out of bed between 9 and 9:30 and head straight for the coffee pot. Once I…

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It's The Little Things

I stopped today to let a car into traffic as I often do, and I was thinking about how little acts of kindness can really make a big impact on the kind of day I have. If you’ve ever been…

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My thoughts on Madonna's Woman of the Year Speech

As a woman trying to find her way in the music business, I found Madonna’s Billboard Woman of the Year award acceptance speech extremely moving. She said a lot of things throughout the speech that rang true for me. It made…

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My songs placed in a songwriting contest!

I've been a supporting member of the Austin Songwriters Group (ASG) off an on for the past 9 years, but I have never had the courage to submit any songs for their contests. This year I threw caution to the wind…

The Story Behind The Song "Black Roses"

While adventuring on the Twitter one day, Kyle Walz and I found each other exchanging conversation about music and he graciously offered to feature one of my songs on his website. You can read the article here and get a little…

2015 Year In Review

I think it's important that as we begin the new year that we also take some time to reflect back on the past year and take stock in all of the things that were good. To take notes on what…

A Decline in Empathy

I read an article the other day in Fortune Magazine that talked about how employers are looking for new hires with empathy because this is apparently a decreasing skill that children are not being taught or are not learning. 

We Need An Escape goat


I've been thinking about all the violence that's surrounding us a LOT lately, as I'm sure you have too. The other day I had a thought that maybe all this violence was resulting from our innate need for space. Said…

Today's Trash


Some of you have asked me about my trash pictures that I post on Instagram, so I thought I would take a minute and give you the back story.

Many years ago I started a tradition. It’s not as…