There's attitude and experience in those lyrics and vocals, and it's so exhilarating to hear such honesty free from irony and pretentious bullshit.”

Stacey Zering, No Depression Magazine

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Is the World Missing Out on You?

Do you ever have that feeling like you could be doing more but you have no idea where to start or what to do? 

Have you thought – oh if I just had more time. Or more money. We…

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I'm Wonder Woman ... Except with more clothes

I have been silent for a while.

Well, silent might not be the best word to describe me. At least according to my husband. I will say my online presence went into hush mode. Which, considering the latest Zuckerberg…

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The Art of Magic without Hogwarts

I first met Vitaly Beckman at an artist conference in Vancouver a few years ago. We were both running booths, him for “An Evening of Wonders” me for “Eva Cassidy: How Can I Keep from Singing. We would stand for…

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Scheduling Time to Change the World

Week 8 in my Year of Honour was about honouring my time while changing the world.

It was all about organization. I have a lot on the go and I can’t stand it when I’m spinning my wheels. A…

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IN PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS

I’ve been thinking about happiness a lot this week.

For a long time, I thought my happiness was wrapped up in other people. And although I can find happiness with other people they are not the source of my…

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Falling Short, Coffee and Beautiful Art

It’s been another packed week. A fun week. I’m glad for my Passion Planner or I’d lose track of all that I did … or didn’t do. 

I fell short – When I get busy, the FIRST thing to…

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How a Sonnet Changed Everything

Today I shared a pot of tea with the lovely Cathie Borrie. Cathie may not be a household name, but she is an inspiring woman nonetheless. A woman of substance. A woman fraught with grit and tenacity. A Divalicious woman.…

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An Audience of One and Jim Carrey

I bumped into my neighbour/friend yesterday. A lovely man who is very supportive (and his wife) of my creative endeavours. We chatted outside the post office on a grey Vancouver evening. He commented on how much time and effort I…

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STRIPPERS, PARTIES & GRANDKIDS

Choosing the word “Honour” as my focus for the year is one of my best decisions I’ve made in a long time. There is something freeing about giving a word to your year instead of Resolutions. It’s so much easier…

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WHEN STRIVING BECOMES STRIFE

When Striving Becomes Strife

Striving for a goal is a good thing, most of the time. Strife is conflict. Never a good thing. But what happens when striving causes strife? 

That happened to me. It’s been going on…

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SONGWRITING, SELF-DOUBT AND THE FEDEX GUY

For the last few years, instead of New Year’s resolutions, I have attached a word to the year. 2018 is my year of honour. I am focusing on my health, but I will strive to honour all areas of my

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MUSICAL CHAPTERS

I’m going to tell you a bit of a secret. Well, it's not a secret per se. It’s more like something I haven’t shared with too many people...until now.

I have always attached a genre or particular artist…

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2018 - THE YEAR OF HONOUR

It's January 1st. A fresh new year. I love today. Anything is possible. The first thing I want to say to you is Happy New Year. I hope your year is full of love and belly laughter. What could…

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My Divalicious Year 

I’m the same as you. During this time between Christmas and the birth of a New Year I like to recap. Look things over. What am I proud of? What did I do right? What did…

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Valerie, Amy Winehouse and Me.

I remember the first time I heard Amy Winehouse. I thought THAT’s IT! That’s my kind of music. Familiar rhythms with a modern edge. A mixture of Jazz and pop. She was a tattooed beauty with sadness in her eyes.…

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Small Steps to the Radio

I heard the song Plush Red Chair on the radio this past week. I guess when it comes down to it, it was a bucket list event for me. I was working on my computer. Suddenly I heard something familiar…

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