Tag Archives: gifts

We Carry Each Other’s Stories

I will remember you. Will you remember me? Don’t let your life pass you by. Weep not for the memories….                                –   Sarah MacLachlan It is near the turning of a new year as I write this. This season is … Continue reading

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On Being An Amplifer

It recently occurred to me that I am an amplifier. As a voice coach for the past 25 years, I have supported people in “finding their voices,” whatever that means to them. Many of my voice clients are doing essential … Continue reading

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My Grandma Wanted to Be President: A Reflection on Women, Voice, and Leadership

As a voice coach I support many women leaders in finding their voices, speaking their truth with conviction, claiming their power, and fully expressing their gifts. Most of the women I coach are privileged. They have education, financial resources, political … Continue reading

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In Praise of Solitary Mornings: Four Reasons I Love Waking Up Alone

I am single and child-free and fifty-five years old. And, oh, how I love my solitary mornings. Here are four delicious qualities I treasure about that time….. Improvisational I do whatever I want in the morning. As a self-employed person, … 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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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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Welcome to Full Voice

Welcome to Full Voice – a blog exploring, celebrating, and provoking more vivid expressions What is Full Voice? Full voice is having all of the colors and sounds available to paint your words with meaning. Full voice means knowing how … Continue reading

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