Musings of a Musical Mind



This article was originally published on The Meaning Method blog in December, 2018. Ayurveda is the ancient “Science of Longevity” that developed alongside the yoga system. Each person has their own unique blend of traits, which make up their overall type. Creativity,...

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What Is Sacrifice?

In recent months, I’ve often found myself using the phrase, ‘I’m drowning in paper.’ While my clients assure me that my office isn’t really that messy, that’s not the way it feels to me - probably because every stray piece of paper symbolizes a hateful task (still)...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Yoga & Flamenco: An Unlikely Match

Many years ago some friends invited me to a concert that they assured me would be spectacular. Since I was familiar with their taste in music, I enthusiastically agreed to go with them. To this day, I’m glad I did, because something happened that night that changed...

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On Being Unconventional, Part 1

Recently, I was contemplating how my grandparents influenced me, and decided to honour each of them during their birth month, starting with my paternal Grandma, whose birthday is at the end of July. In many ways my Grandma Ada led an ordinary life for a woman of her...

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