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The Harp and the BioMat

A month ago, I mentioned the BioMat on this website. I actually got interested in the BioMat because of the harp! As you probably know, the harp is a very physical instrument – both in carrying it around and probably even more importantly, you hold your arms up for the duration that you play. Consequently, the neck and upper back hold a lot of tension because of the hands/arms position and the physicality of the instrument.

As I shared this information with the BioMat’s parent company (Richway International), they decided to feature this story via video. Click below to learn more and I’m happy to share additional information about how the BioMat has helped me and many, many others!

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The Paradoxes of the Harp!

ParadoxI love the sounds that come from the harp and so many people share this same thought! Isn’t it interesting that an instrument of such beauty has three things “attached” to it that aren’t so glamorous:  1) packing it around – it’s heavy and awkward!, 2) tuning so many strings – time consuming and always a moving target with weather and humidity changes, and 3) re-stringing it. Oh well, carry on because even with the “not so fun” things about the harp, it sounds simply heavenly and amazing!

And that leads us to another paradox about this instrument … it is such a gentle, comforting, soothing, nurturing sound and it is also such a powerful healing tool. It is really a mystery how that works, but it happens time and time again at both the hospital and hospice bedsides.

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To Teach Harp Lessons or Not?

Harp LessonsThat’s the question!! For several years, my harp teacher has told me I should teach harp lessons. Up until now, it never really “spoke” to me as something I’m supposed to do. But a couple months ago, two people asked me to teach on the same day! At the time, I told them “no,” but have been discerning since.

Then, recently, I listened to a webinar by Tim Guille who shares lots of strategies about teaching music lessons. I guess I need a couple harp students to see how it goes for both of us … and the rest will come together as it’s supposed to. If you or someone you know is interested in taking harp lessons, please contact me … I welcome a conversation!

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The Emotion Code

Emotion CodeI was recently in conversation with a friend when she casually mentioned “The Emotion Code.” It caught my attention and I asked, “What’s that?” She went on to say it is the philosophy that all illnesses are rooted in our emotions. Having long held this belief, I wanted to learn more!

Not long after, I had my first session and was blown away! The insights, the clearing, the deep healing … just wow!!

So, now I’m discerning if I want to get certified in this amazing modality to share it with others. I guess time will tell if that’s my next right step but, in the meantime, I am enjoying emotional freedom from some “stuff” that I’d been hanging onto for a very long time!!

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Music Streaming

Music streamingI recently saw a Facebook post with a photo of “payments” from Spotify. I put quotes around “payments” because the picture was line item after line item of Spotify entries that were either .00 or .01 … yes, that’s NO payment or a penny per entry!! And the comments below this post were unanimous with numerous musicians – “I have the same problem”!!

Wonder why Spotify is involved in two LARGE lawsuits with both famous and independent musicians?!! Doesn’t take a rocket scientist (or a rockstar musician!!) to figure this out, right?!!

So, what can you do to help? Support your favorite musicians by buying their CDs or downloads, and plan to listen for years of enjoyment. I, along with thousands of other musicians, will be very grateful! Thanking you in advance …

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