Category Archives: self expression

The Church of Loud Crying

Like many of you I recently watched TV host Jimmy Kimmel speak about his newborn son’s heart defect. I was struck by how moved many people were to see a public figure – especially a white male comedian – weep … Continue reading

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Five Simple Practices to Improve Your Voice Right Now

Many of my voice clients enter coaching with me with some big goals in mind: “I want to more fully express who I am in the world – starting with my voice.” “Please help me get over this life-long stage … Continue reading

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Voiceless

I recently lost my voice to laryngitis for six weeks. During that time, the sounds I could make ranged from a whisper to a croak to a flimsy peep. I couldn’t speak or sing. When I opened my mouth, I … Continue reading

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About Singing

“I’m the world’s worst singer.  Can’t carry a tune in a bucket!” “I used to sing. Then I stopped.  Went to school, got a job, had a family, got busy.  I sure miss it.” “The only reason I go to … Continue reading

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No one else can sing your song

Voices are so personal. They mirror our story – our gifts, doubts, history, mood, identity, and secret dreams. Every time we speak, we are revealing something about ourselves – the things we’re proud of and perhaps the things we most … Continue reading

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Taming your brain rats

Negative self-talk is a signal that you’re on the verge of learning something new. Swimmers at Lincoln Park swimming pool, 1925 | Photo via Seattle Municipal Archives You are about to take a big risk, inhabit your true power, or … Continue reading

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Patterns, Sound, and Surprises: Client Interview #1

This is the first of a series of blog posts based on interviews with voice coaching clients.  I am consistently astonished at how working with opening a person’s full voice affects other aspects of their lives.  Their stories touch me … Continue reading

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