Category Archives: voice

The Voice of the Teacher

I climb in my car to run some errands. The On Being podcast starts up through the speakers and I instantly recognize the voice of Parker Palmer. My face blooms into a broad smile of recognition. His words are wise … Continue reading

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My Personal Lexicon

I wouldn’t be who I am without Dr. Seuss. When I was a little girl, I would walk into the hushed temple of my small town Carnegie Library and make a beeline straight to the Dr. Seuss shelf. I lived … Continue reading

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Falling Silent

As a voice coach and singer, I pay unusual attention to voices. I cherish the cadences, rhythms, and sounds that I hear in the voices of my family members and friends. Each one is completely unique. Each one lingers in … Continue reading

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Help for “Soft Talkers”

I went to the audiologist with my 90-year-old mom last week. Jennifer is smart, thorough, and takes the time to be personable. She originally took up audiology – the fitting and servicing of hearing aids — as a way to … 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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Mr. Brown

I’ve been clearing out. The recycling bin has been filled three times with detritus from my past. I’ve saved very little, but there is one piece of paper that is so precious, I had to tuck it back into the … Continue reading

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