Vibrational Frequency Tuning Tables

Vibrational FrequencyI was recently at a holistic fair and the vendor next to me had a vibrational frequency tuning table. He handmade a prototype and under the brushed aluminum table was long piano strings. He laid on the floor and strummed the strings intuitively for the person who laid on top of the table.

I had the opportunity to try it! It was an interesting experience … I can’t say that I got any specific benefit, but I’m really glad I said YES! to experiencing it. I love the entrepreneurial spirit and am excited for Michael Childress, the table inventor. I wish him all the best with his unique endeavor!!

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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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Always Protected

Always ProtectedI had an interesting thing happen at one of my Christmas gigs this past December. It was a very cold night and the parking lot was a sheet of ice … not exactly ideal conditions for moving a harp (or body)!!

After the event, I began packing my car. I had one more item – my harp! – to retrieve and put in my car before heading home. When I got to the church door, it was locked; my main contact was standing on the other side of the door (inside the church), trying to open the door, but the security system had already “set” and there was no budging! I was left sanding out in the cold. My client turned around to go get help and I heard a faint “click.” I tried the door and it opened!!

A miracle? Yes! And in that moment, I was reminded I am always protected.

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Changing the World!

Change the worldThe Israelian singer/songwriter, David Broza, said, “I don’t think I’m going to change the world; I’m going to change my world and this makes me happy.”

This makes so much sense, doesn’t it?! If each person does what s/he can to change each person’s world, think how much better the world will be! What are you doing this spring/summer to change your world?

Does harp music help you move into a reflective place to explore this question? If we can help, please don’t hesitate to contact us … part of our mission is to help the world continue to be a better place. Let us know how we can be of service to you…

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Celebrating My Parents’ 60th Anniversary

60th AnniversaryMy parents celebrated 60 years of love and wedded bliss on February 16, and my sister and I will be honoring them on May 26th. We are excited to share this important milestone with their friends, family and church community!

For their 50th wedding anniversary, my sister and I took them to Hawaii. We are aware of “life happening” in the past 10 years. For instance, my Dad’s Parkinson’s doesn’t allow him to travel now. While this is sad, we all realize he’s in a very different “season” of his life journey now. And it reminds me of a Joanna Macy quote, “The most radical thing any of us can do at this time is to be fully present to what is happening in our world.”

So, Mom and Dad, I am present to you, feeling so grateful for your love and commitment to each other, and to our family. Sending you both love at this special time…

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Heartache and Healing

HeartacheI recently found this quote (that someone else found on an Irish headstone):  “Death leaves a heartache no one can heal; love leaves a memory no one can steal.”

It reminded me of playing for two different holiday memorial services (before Thanksgiving and Christmas) for families who have lost children. Both of these events are witnessing heartbreak in action and a huge outpouring of LOVE. Very sad, yet beautiful and heartfelt – just as the quote says. It truly is always all about LOVE – all the time, isn’t it?

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