Vocal Empowerment Blog: Where Else Can I ROAR Like A Lion?

Have you embraced your Inner Lion? It does put a different spin on embracing your Inner Child. You might need some burly gloves and a big hat! Your Inner Lion is likely to be fierce, opinionated, protective and LOVES to roar loudly…

ROAR? You’ve got to be kidding…Do I have to? It’s so loud and SO weird. The answer is YES.

It’s liberating!
There’s A LOT to roar about in life.
Our animal friends have a lot to teach us
It WILL help you to feel more ALIVE and EMBODIED.
It may make you laugh out loud.
It’s not as stupid as it sounds.
Because we can!

I’ve roared about terrible losses.
I’ve roared when someone has hurt me.
I’ve roared just for the hell of it – Why not?

Roaring, as a way to connect with your anger, is very helpful for establishing clear boundaries. Think of it as a stepping stone. You may need to roar before you can speak clearly in real time, about your feelings.

It connects you to your essence to give voice to your feelings. And by the way, it may not be PRETTY. It’s not about HOW it sounds. It’s about how it FEELS.

You don’t have to roar AT anyone.

Come roar in a Vocal Empowerment session with me. Roar in the privacy of your own home or many people’s favorite, Roar In Your CAR!…The idea is NOT to keep holding on to and stuffing down all of your feelings. (Stay IN THERE! Never come out, EVER!)

For most of us, the pre-verbal voice, the sounds we made before we had words, tumbled out in a stream of feelings. A babbling brook. Every color, every nuance making its way into your expression. A coo, a woeful wail, a joyful squeal!

Go on now, live a little! Let the world hear YOU roar.

Vocal Empowerment Blog: Unapologetic

It’s human to have needs. I’m hungry. I’m tired. I have to pee…Could you repeat that? Actually, I’d prefer to take a walk, rather than get a bite… I’m feeling sad. Can I have a hug?

When I speak up about what I need, I give you permission to do the same. It’s as simple as that.

What if you could include more of who you are in your life and be loved even more for it? Radical, I know.

Believe it or not, I’m OK with you having needs. I want you to ask yourself: what am I overriding in this moment? What am I splitting off from in order to fit in or please others?

But I’m too slow, too fast, too weird, too different…there is NO WAY that I’ll be loved with all my funny bits included! Impossible!

And still, I INVITE YOU to claim your needs rather than squash them. To see them as a necessary part of the whole. A doorway into deeper connection with others, rather than the opposite. A risk well worth taking.

Only YOU know what you need. Speak up. Tell me all about it. I really, truly, absolutely want to know.

Waiting Patiently for My Self to Show Up

It used to be that improvising at the piano was excruciating, even when I was alone in the room.

My inner critic, ferocious.

A massive cringe-fest!

Now, I meet My Self more often with acceptance and appreciation. I receive My Self the way that I want to be received by others.

If you are a witness to my creative expression, your presence alone causes pressure in my nervous system.

It amplifies my impatience with My Self.

(the inside gang) “Hurry up! Figure it out! What’s taking you so long? Is that all you can come up with? Well, just get on with it, will ya?! That was TRULY pathetic.”

You walk in and THEY all pipe up.

My response. Get me out of here.

I went to hear Ram Dass speak years ago. He came out onto the stage and sat there without saying a word for 15 minutes. Then, he spoke. That’s what I remember from that night. The way he did that. The way he took the space. I was in awe of it. Continue reading »