I was so honored to be asked to compose the TEDxErie theme song, and I immediately knew how I wanted to go about this project!
I’d been provided with the TEDxErie theme: The Rising Tide, and given free reign to compose a song that reflected that theme. Something that could be performed at the event, and which could be played during transitions while our amazing speakers take the TEDx stage.
One of my very favorite things to do is dig in on a theme like this, and “gather intel” and inspiration from trusted sources . . . I love the vibe of co-creating with fellow enthusiastic souls.
It’s how I compose my tribute songs and videos, when I ask family members to gather up their cher...Read More
One of our most profound spiritual teachers has moved on this past week.
His team has gifted you something very special in his honor.
Perhaps like me, you’ve been following Dr. Wayne Dyer for some time, and so it feels like he’s been there for you through countless moments in your life.
Or, if you’re new to his work, I think you’ll find it transcends his passing and will be with us always.
“Don’t die with your music still in you.” (Tweet here)
For the 3 life-altering reasons in this video, I’m ever grateful Dr. Dyer shared himself so generously with the world...Read More
Your insight is needed here, my friend!
As you’ll see in the vid, something BIG is coming to our community, and yours truly is composing its theme song!
I’m soooo grateful and honored to have been asked, and now I’m asking something of YOU!
It’s one of my very favorite things to do: digging in on a concept like this, and “gathering intel” and inspiration from trusted sources . . .
It’s how I compose my tribute songs and videos, when I ask the family to gather up their cherished pics and vids, quotes, and best memories of their loved ones so we can honor them with their own custom-composed gift.
When I finish their unique song and present it, t...Read More
I really mean that, my friend.
You can fill in the blank with whatever you like, and set your goal in motion.
(You can probably prove me right already.)
I KNOW there’s something (or many things) you’re AMAZING at doing right now,
so who’s to say you AREN’T the world’s greatest?
Add to that the right mentors, mindset, and discipline, well, in the words of one of the world’s greatest speakers himself:
“GREATNESS belongs to those who have mastered the ability to focus relentlessly on their ambitions, and act decisively toward them.”
So I recently shared with you my first extemporaneous video (which was NOT great, LOL, but it WAS...Read More
Goodbye, my friend.
These words can sound like a bit of a downer, right?!
So I crafted a way to say “Goodbye” at the end of my shows that made us all feel good even though the night would soon be coming to a close.
In today’s video I’m sharing some of the process behind writing my “Goodbyes” song and I’m asking you to tell me:
How does it feel for you when you’re working creatively, and you find you’re in that state of “flow”? Like when you’re just “in the zone”.
This question isn’t just for artists or musicians ~ everyone can find that creative place where time just stands still and you’re working and enjoying and loving what you’re doing in that moment.
So what is that p...Read More
What I’m about to share with you should possibly just remain private.
BUT I’m practicing vulnerability today.
You know, you’ve just got to put yourself OUT there sometimes.
Is there anything you’ve been wanting to do more of,
but you’ve held back, because conditions weren’t “perfect”,
or maybe you thought you lacked the skill or courage?
For example, one of the skills I’m working on this year, in my biz and for life in general, is the practice of extemporaneous speaking. (Speaking on a given topic, without any notes.)
As you’ll see in the vid, one of my dearest friends, and a fellow High Performance Coach from Norway, Aina Myrvold, challenged the 3 of us roommates ...Read More
My friend, you’ve been there from the very beginning.
I started writing to you here on the Carlaquarius blog just 9 months ago.
(I guess you could call it “my baby” now. ;))
In that short time, you’ve inspired me to share more of my musical whims. . .
And to stay strong when the technical stuff (I’m more the creative type) needs attention.
You’ve been there for me, and I wanted YOU to be the first to know. . .
I’ve just been awarded a scholarship in the amount of $23,000!
(I’ve stopped jumping up and down by now, but my fingers still shake as I write this.)
Effective immediately, I’m one of a select group of bloggers worldwide, now being mentored in a year-long program, by the bloggi...Read More
Ever been stood up, my friend?
In my case, I guess the poor guy probably didn’t expect me to write a song about him, and travel the world sharing his story. 😉
Anonymously, of course! (I’ve got nothing but appreciation for the lessons he inadvertently taught me, about what I wanted in a man.)
You always learn something from these things, right?
Well most recently, I performed “Cool or Something” in Brooklyn, NY, at Pete’s Candy Store. . .
I just have to tell you: looking out at the crowd, nodding their heads, (“like Yeah”) and sharing that vibe together in the room ~ just us, just that moment. . .
(And realizing I was...Read More
Hello from NYC, my friend!!
I’m on the road this week, but I’ve gotta ask something of you. . .
(And I’ve got a little something at the bottom of this message FOR you, too!)
I cut my New York City musical teeth at the legendary Pete’s Candy Store last night. . .
Had a GREAT time, and I’m making wonderful new musical connections here in this Big Apple!
I have even BIGGER Big Apple news to share, but, I’ve gotta keep you hanging ~ not for long, though, promise. 😉
Because TODAY I need to ask for your help, my friend.
And we only have a little time. . .
I’m nominated in 4 categories for the Rock Erie Music Awards!
I need YOUR vote to make winning a “REMA”, my vision b...Read More