“We’ll always be together in the black and white photo.”

“We’ll always be together in the black and white photo.”

  “Picture you and me in a cabin by the sea… What the photograph don’t show, is where we’re headed tomorrow.  Even when we have to go, we’ll always be together in the black and white photo.” I fell in love with this song, Cabin by the Sea,  just before…

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Introducing inspIRIEd families

Introducing inspIRIEd families

If your family is doing  something good for people or planet, please share your story at our  insIRIEd families facebook page!   I lose myself in music.  When people talk about feeling alive, I know exactly what they mean.  It is how I feel when I sing, play or listen. …

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California Roots the Carolina Sessions (with kids)

California Roots the Carolina Sessions (with kids)

We have to be there.  As soon as I heard the line up, I told my husband.  We have to be there.  So many of our favorite bands.  Bands that have brightened our days, changed our lives, fed our souls.  All in one place on the same day.  At a…

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Worth the Trip

Worth the Trip

I can hear breathing all around me.  My Dad.  My husband.  My three crazy children.  All calm and surrendering to sleep in a tiny hotel room.  It was a long day.  Ten hours in the car from PA to Wilmington, NC.  It was worth the trip.  To be here surrounded…

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New York State of MInd

New York State of MInd

Nothing opens the mind like travel.  Exploring new places, learning the stories of new people, using skills we do not exercise in our “real” lives; these things require an open mind.  Our minds work harder when we travel.  We are challenged and educated and inspired. I found this to be…

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Bringing Back the Mix Tape

Bringing Back the Mix Tape

I am a long time lover of mix tapes.  I made my first ones as a young teen sitting anxiously by my radio all day, fingers hovered over the record button waiting for the first notes of a favorite song to play.  Every song on the tape started with a…

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The moments that have led me here

After reading a post at Creativity Tribe on sense of direction, part of the series ,This Sensational Life, I began to think about the moments in my life that have permanently changed my direction.  “Finding your direction can be as easy as getting centered or having a meaningful chat with…

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Don’t give up live music, take the kids with you!

“…whenever there is inspiration…and enthusiasm…there is a creative empowerment that goes far beyond what a mere person is capable of.” ― Eckhart Tolle The rain finally stopped.  We found a place to sit by the pool.  We tried to keep our excitable children from getting too close to the edge. …

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So Glad I’m Around

In the spring of 2008, my oldest son was four and my second son had just turned one.  I was going out to run errands and my husband handed me a cd to listen to in the car.  He had been to several live shows featuring the band on the…

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