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Art of Learning Quiet – 2

Art of Learning Quiet – 2

I gave a lesson yesterday to a lovely student who, like me, lives in countries other than his original birthplace. For her, being Spanish by birth, arriving on time––a thing she had to cultivate living in her adopted home of Switzerland––wasn’t natural. She had to...

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Seducing the System – in a Good Way!

Seducing the System – in a Good Way!

I have a new online student from Belgium. She contacted me after an online taster class, saying her voice felt so good and could I help her get even better. My boyfriend, she wrote, complains my voice sounds screechy and harsh, especially when I’m angry. I hate my...

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What happens in a session

What happens in a session

Often someone comes to work with me feeling blocked in ways hard to articulate. Or perhaps there’s a stubborn pain that won’t go away, or a tightened voice. After a brief ‘hello’ with my hands on their torso, while sitting on a chair, I invite them to lie on the...

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The Art of Learning Quiet – 1

The Art of Learning Quiet – 1

Faeries, come take me out of this dull world,For I would ride with you upon the wind,Run on the top of the dishevelled tide,And dance upon the mountains like a flame. ― William Butler Yeats, The Land of Heart's Desire I grew up in a noisy household in Queens, very...

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Do Places Change or do We?

Do Places Change or do We?

Some years ago, my husband and I went to stay in Crete for some months, on our search of where we could relocate to. Though lovely enough as a beach resort, Paleochora didn’t seem to provide the key will elements crucial at least for me: community, a venue to play...

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About Being Different

About Being Different

From growing up in New York during the 50s and 60s, to living the life of a musician around the world, and all the uncertainty and nervousness that follows. In this conversation with Deborah Jeanne Weitzman (65) we cover a whole lot of ground, and towards the very end...

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Maybe I Am Okay

Maybe I Am Okay

Yes, I want you to like me, to love me, to include me. Yes, I still suffer when the passions that call wildly in me are different than yours. A challenge––for someone sensitive, someone traumatized (aren’t we all?), someone creative––to dare follow our own call yet...

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Birthing the Shadow

Birthing the Shadow

We yearn to be whole, yet we push aside parts of ourselves. The parts we most hate. These aspects will often appear in those that cross our path and with whom we struggle: our children, our lovers, our colleagues, a stranger. Depending on our level of awareness and...

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