We are ALL so many things! It took a while for me to open up to the idea of the “slashes”, we don’t have to define ourselves as just one profession or role. I am a wife/mom/friend/therapist/business owner/supervisor/public speaker/instigator/ dreamer/idea generator/AND most recently… Singer-Songwriter (not necessarily in that order)!
As a therapist, I come alongside people to encourage them when they are struggling. I see myself as a cultivator of change. I often say that I help people to turn the crap that they come in with into fertilizer to help them to grow. I’ve been helping people to move out of their comfort zone for many years and I finally decided to practice what I preach! I have been writing songs secretly for most of my life and using music with my clients to help them to express themselves when words alone just don’t seem to do the trick. I never thought that I would be making a CD and sharing my songs with the public, but I’ve learned to never say never!
I’m very excited about this next step in my own personal growth. However, I have to admit that it has been very scary for me, and without the help of many people who believed in me and my music more than I did, this would not have been possible (I hope that you know who you are)! There were many times along the way that I wanted to quit. I think it’s important to tell that part of the story because so often we see the finished product and think that it was easy. I’m here to say, this is one of the hardest, most vulnerable things I’ve ever done.
There are so many songs that have helped me through difficult times in my life giving me hope and guidance along the way. I am so thankful that those songwriters had the guts to share their songs with the world! I often wonder how my life would be different if they had kept those gems hidden away the way I did for so long. Dr. Wayne Dyer, one of my favorite writers says, “Don’t die with your music still in you.” I doubt that my music will change the world, but this process of sharing my music has changed my world in ways I can’t begin to explain in a short bio.
Singer-Songwriter, Tom Prasada-Rao, produced my album “I Wrote You a Letter”. His experience, brilliance and patient, nurturing spirit helped to turn my little seeds (my songs) into flowers that I am now able to share with you. It is my hope that they will bring joy and comfort, or at the very least, brighten your day in some small way!