The experience of having my love song "Crystal Oceans" filmed as a music video was amazing. I wrote my song as a young girl and now I am living my dream!
My book, “Beside Me Always” is available!
“Beside Me Always” is a book about grief and healing. The ten stories in this book share my experiences of grief and how I embraced music once again.
My book begins with the story of Jason, my first-born child who died due to a severe congenital heart defect. I wanted to be buried with him and grief swallowed up my life for almost two decades.
When I opened my heart to write the deeply painful experience of losing Jason that my journey toward healing began. Sharing the story of his brief life transformed me, and the grief I carried was lifted.
I am a passionate songwriter; my songs comprise a musical of my life. Many of my songs are dedicated to Jason. I rediscovered the songs I composed in my youth and wrote new songs that helped me cope with current challenges.
I want to convey my optimism and belief that if I could heal, perhaps others could find hope with my story. If my words and music can bring any level of comfort to another person, then I have achieved more in my lifetime than I ever dreamed of.
My story was featured on Remedy Health Media’s website. Although it was related to my coping with dry eye syndrome, I share my passion for the music that healed me.
My video can be viewed at this link: http://immersive.healthcentral.com/vision-care/d/lbln/turning-points-chronic-dry-eye/
Audio out-takes from the video can be listened to HERE. I created this channel to share all of the audio that was recorded for that 3 1/2 minute video.
My live performances are on Youtube.
My blogs are listed below:
My Journey's Insight
On this blog, I share my journey that began in 2010, where writing and music changed the course of my life. By rediscovering music and joy, I healed from grief after losing my young son in 1992. My challenges of dealing with my elderly parents and raising my children consumed me for many years - but music helped me through the most difficult moments.
Illustrating My Life
On this blog, I share about my illustration career that began in 1981. My clients include: Arbor Mist, Del Monte, Beech Nut, Betty Crocker, Frito-Lay, Kraft, General Foods, Nabisco, Dole, Oscar Mayer, General Foods, Crystal Geyser, Best Foods, Heinz and Tillamook Dairy Company.