Energize Your Circuits (Shine Your Light #5)

I loved building circuit boards in 5th grade. It wasn’t rocket science, but I felt a sense of satisfaction when my fumbling fingers connected the circuit and the tiny bulb finally lit up. Something clicked on in me, and it felt

Draw the Current (Shine Your Light #4)

A river runs through it How would you live your life if you could draw from an unlimited river of energy to fuel your light? If instead of staying stuck, you could draw from an unending current of inspiration? Unlimited

Switch On (Shine Your Light #3)

Switch On (Shine Your Light #3)

Thinking about cake What lights you up? The signs are unmistakable: awakened energy, captivated attention, and a joy that beams through your smile. Well, that’s easy! Cake! Cake lights me up! Especially angel food cake with raspberries! Actually…I was talking about

Plug In (Shine Your Light #2)

Plug In (Shine Your Light #2)

Step one of Shine Your Light is to open the blinds to let more ambient light into your life. Step two is to plug in your inner lamp to your source of light. Your light is your energy, your level of

Open Your Blinds (Shine Your Light #1)

Open Your Blinds (Shine Your Light #1)

If you want more light in your life, open your blinds. That seems so simple, so easy — just open up! But perhaps you’ve experienced how difficult it is to develop new willingness around fixed habits. And trying to open

Shine Your Light: Ten Ways in 30 Days

Shine Your Light: Ten Ways in 30 Days

During this month of September, I invite you on a journey to increase your musical and spiritual brightness using the concept of light. Religions and spiritual practices reference both sound and light. I’m intrigued to see what they have in common,

Music, the Heart, and Hope

Tuning my share of 150 elementary string players before their joint rehearsal the other day was the perfect opportunity to practice sharing kindness and love from a relaxed heart. It kept me calmly focused, and definitely helped me perceive one

Learning From Fear vs Learning From Love

Learning From Fear vs Learning From Love

Reading Gabrielle Bernstein’s The Universe Has Your Back on my way to North Carolina for my niece’s wedding last weekend, I had an idea that is changing me completely: What if I choose love instead of fear as my teacher? We’re here

The Choice to Survive or Thrive

When my daughter was born, I learned about FTT (failure to thrive), which refers to decelerated or arrested physical growth in infants. But how about decelerated or arrested spiritual growth? Am I thriving and happy? Am I growing? Or am I

Walking the Talk Amidst Crashing Worlds

I’m in the midst of a tumultuous situation that rips out my heart and stomps on it, with no easy solution in sight. It’s not important for you to know details, but I bet you’ve felt something like it in