I used to feel like my creation processed stopped once I completed a song.  Over the last couple months I have expanded my thinking as I have been preparing to record my “Birdie Lullaby.”

For all intensive purpose I had felt that my song was complete a couple years ago, but yet I dragged my heals about recording it.  My bird passed away and that made it harder to get in and record the song as well.  If I really look honestly about it, there was something missing.

In December I started Landmark’s Self Expression and Leadership Program and the most obvious project for me to take on was creating a blog to honor the relationships between animals and humans.  Within this project was the opportunity to really take on recording my birdie lullaby as my own personal way to honor Peanut, my beloved cockatiel that was my companion for 29 years.

The last couple months I put more into this song than I ever have with anything I have written.  I really looked at the song objectively and took it a part and put it back together.  All the little pieces of it that I didn’t quite like I changed and didn’t just take it at face value. Not accepting what I didn’t like about my song has made a tremendous difference in how I feel about my work.  Now  as I am ready to record.and I really like my song!

My chords are more substantial, the melody is more clear,  and there is more structure throughout song.  I settled on a tempo and push that tempo through the entirety of the song.  I thoughtfully considered every aspect of the piano accompaniment.  Realizing that I am relying on the piano for the rhythm of the piece and that rhythm can be the most challenging for me, I really worked on this.  I also added in harmony and a flute part.

So now tomorrow is my big day.  The first day back into the studio after 26 years.  No sweat.  I feel prepared and excited.

I am also considering what it would be like to do this in depth work on all of my songs and really work to create music that I am proud of.  I think that my music can bring value to others lives.




This is a song dedicated to my Christian and LDS sisters in Christ.  It is so important for women to embrace and encourage each other in this life, acknowledging our true identity as the Daughters of God.


She sits by her window and cries

Sadness fills her eyes

How did I get here?

Where should I go?

I’m all alone, who cares?

Remember, you are a daughter of God!

Remember, your Heavenly Father loves you!

She handles herself in prayer

Knowing her father is there

Faith in his words,

Hoping her cries, comfort overcomes her fears

Remember, you are a daughter of God!

Remember, your Heavenly Father loves you!

She sees a sister in pain

Softly she calls her name

Listening with love,

Holding her close, she reminds her   who she is….

Remember, you are a daughter of God!

Remember, your heavenly father loves you!

Created with purpose, women of worth, open your hearts bring blessings to earth!

Remember, you are a daughter of God!

Remember, your heavenly father loves you!

I share the story with you

To reminds you of the truth

With divine purpose,

Together with strength, we’ll bring each other home!

Remember, you are a daughter of God!

Remember, your heavenly father loves you!


Time for Action

When I started dedicating myself to being actively engaged in my music again a couple year’s ago, I lost my steam too quickly. It was not a matter of writer’s block, it was more of a list of excuses and endless distractions.

So after getting involved in Landmark training, I am getting going because I now have a commitment to making music that will move and inspire others.  Within this commitment, I will be sharing my music and taking action to get my music out there instead of hoarding it to myself.

To any other musicians out there playing in your basement and thinking that no one really needs to hear what you are doing, think again.  Someone out there will appreciate what you are doing so I encourage you to get active too!

One step of action I took, was joining the Savvy Music Academy and working through the steps of using the resources available in today’s new music industry.  Check it out and take a look for yourself.  If anything, it just will get you moving and start you on a journey of action!

Join Savvy Music Academy and get moving on your next project!