Hum a Tune for Happiness

September 30, 2009 by  
Filed under Ambient Music, Well Being & Self Growth

Feeling blue?  A little out of sorts?  Why not hum a tune for happiness?

Hum a tune for happiness (image from K. Kendall on Flickr)

Hum a tune for happiness (image from K. Kendall on Flickr)

Its true that using a combination of voice, a tonal note, and deep breathing can have healing effects.  As one website, Humming for Health, states: Read more

Connecting Spirituality with Sustainability

September 22, 2009 by  
Filed under Ambient Music, Well Being & Self Growth

I am a firm believer that spirituality and sustainability are connected.  In fact, I am most at peace when I am out enjoying the beautiful bounty that our Earth offers – from hiking, camping, or simply taking photographs, my soul is filled simply by spending time outdoors.  Each time, I come away with an appreciation and deep desire to do my part to protect the waters, flora and fauna.

We cannot take these gifts for granted.

Connecting spirituality with sustainability (image from kevindooley on Flickr)

Connecting spirituality with sustainability (image from kevindooley on Flickr)

Sustainability is the practice of living in a conscientious manner; of not taking more than you give.  Many people associate the idea with living simply, so that others may simply live (thank you Mahatma Ghandi for that inspiring quote).  The definitions of the term vary, depending on the source.  Compare the Environmental Protection Agency‘s view: Read more

Fill Your Soul with Simple Pleasures

September 16, 2009 by  
Filed under Ambient Music, Well Being & Self Growth

My friends tell me that I am a positive person, with an optimistic outlook.  Certainly, if you follow me on Twitter, you’ll get a sense of the kind of playful happy person I am, through the quotes and observations I share.  For example:

“Let your light shine to the world!” http://twitpic.com/gceyo

Fill Your Soul With Simple Pleasures

Fill Your Soul With Simple Pleasures (image from Photos8.com on Flickr)

People ask me how I tap into my energy, and what I do to feel better when life is handing me a few additional lemons.  My simple response is to  fill your soul with simple pleasures.  Here are a few of my favorite tricks:

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Finding Musical Inspiration

September 8, 2009 by  
Filed under Ambient Music, New Age Music, New World Music

I have often been asked about where I find musical inspiration for my songs.  It is a simple enough question, but the answer is quite complex.

As an artist, I am keenly in tune with myself, and my surroundings.  In order to create the beautiful melodies you’ll hear on my albums, I literally envelope myself in nature, enjoying hiking, camping, skiing and spending time with family and friends.  I enjoy traveling, and I also allow myself just to “be,” accepting the work that flows through the foundation of my soul.

Finding Musical Inspiration each and every day

Finding Musical Inspiration each and every day

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Musical Sounds in Nature

I cannot decide if I am a musician because I love nature, or whether I just love being outdoors because I am a musician.  Quite truly, there is nothing that can compare to time spent in nature.  It soothes the soul, invigorates the body, and reconnects you to what is authentic.

Musical Sounds in Nature (image from chascow on Flickr)

Musical Sounds in Nature (image from chascow on Flickr)

When you need a break or are trying to relax at the end of the day, not all of us are fortunate enough to be able to slip outdoors to listen to musical sounds in nature.  Fortunately, there are some quality music videos that bring the experience indoors for your enjoyment.  Just listen to the sound of rain from a nice, warm interior! Read more