Calming the Creative Mind

Calming the Creative Mind

A few years ago, I went to see my acupuncturist who I hadn’t seen in awhile. He started by asking, “You’re the flamenco guitarist, right? How’s that going?”  With him, small talk is never just small talk, it usually has some kind of underlying point, and today his...
On Being Unconventional, Part 2

On Being Unconventional, Part 2

“I JUST CAN’T UNDERSTAND HOW ANYONE CAN SURVIVE WITHOUT BOOKS AND ART AND MUSIC!” My maternal Grandmother, known by everyone as Dusty, has always lived by these words. The bookshelves in her sitting room sag, filled not only horizontally with books, but vertically as...
Chai Tea Spice Mixture

Chai Tea Spice Mixture

Anyone who has played music with me knows that you won’t come to my home without being offered at least a cup of tea. In my world, sharing food and drink with others is a really important way of connecting and acts as a wonderful conduit through which to build a...
10 Tips to Beat Fatigue and Harness Your Energy This Fall

10 Tips to Beat Fatigue and Harness Your Energy This Fall

Back in my university days, I felt myself burning out badly in the fall semester of my second year. Feeling that I was losing my mind, I went to the administration office to drop one of my courses, where I found out I shouldn’t have even been able to sign up for 6...
How Can Working with Your Chakras Give You More Energy?

How Can Working with Your Chakras Give You More Energy?

When one of my spiritual confidantes suggested that I bring my music, yoga & Ayurveda practices together, I already had the idea for A Musical Journey Through the Chakras simmering on the back burner. The idea stemmed from a concert I attended many years ago that...