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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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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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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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Opening Words

Here are the opening words of Full Voice: The Art and Practice of Vocal Presence.  It comes out next week.  Buy it on Amazon on October 4 to support Fifty Lanterns International and their great project in Uganda! Welcome This … Continue reading

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What Is This New Voice?

Long before I wrote songs or books, I wrote poetry.  Lots of it. I was that sensitive teenager whose heart poured out into the pages of her journal. Somewhere along the line, I started creating little chapbooks of them.  There … Continue reading

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Staying Alive

This whole conversation about voice boils down to one question: how alive are you willing to be? Inhabiting your full voice makes you feel more alive. You breathe deeply. Your body is engaged. Your heart is open. Your face is … Continue reading

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