Saturday, March 13, 2010

A New Week Again...

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Monday, March 1, 2010

Starting the week, getting things done, lessons and stuff...

Thought of the day:

“Would that there were an award for people who come to understand the concept of enough. Good enough. Successful enough. Thin enough. Rich enough. Socially responsible enough. When you have self-respect you have enough…
(Gail Sheehy, Writer and Lecturer)

Life searches for balance. Nature searches for balance. Knowing where that middle point is, a life long search.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Busy day, good practice day.

Thought of the day:
“There cannot be true democracy unless women’s voices are heard. There cannot be true democracy unless women are given the opportunity to take responsibility for their own lives.”
(Hillary Clinton, First Lady 1993-2003, Former US Senator, and Secretary of State)

A right and a privilege that so many still don’t have around the world.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Lessons and working on prep material for Zaphyra rehearsals.

Thought of the day:

“We can’t take any credit for our talents. It’s how we use them that counts.”
(Madeleine L’Engle, Writer)

How key, how incredibly true…

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Back in the Writing Trail

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Training, and one day to go…

On a separate note, I had a great vocal coaching today! Worked on Rusalka and Boheme. Vocally, seems that things are moving forward.

Thought of the day:

“We’ve begun to raise daughters more like sons…but few have the courage to raise our sons more like our daughters.”
(Gloria Steinem, Political Activist, Writer, and Editor)

The world could always use more sensitivity and nurturing, inherent female qualities but not exclusively. As women, we are always complaining about why men aren’t more caring, but, when we think about it, it really starts with how we teach our own to be.

Thanks Cathy…You taught my Matt well…I just hope I give back as much as I receive…

Friday, February 26, 2010

Well, we graduated! It has been an intense week, but certainly worth it. If only, we have certainly learned a lot!

Thought of the day:

“Life is an immense mural that requires each of us to pick up the brush and paint a bold stroke.”
(Holly Near, Singer, Writer, and Activist)

How much it takes to paint that first stroke and how rewarding it is when we can see our creation on the wall…

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Oh, just resting, much needed after such an intense week.

Thought of the day:

“We know it maters not what we have been, but this and always this: what we shall be.”
(Angeline Grimke Weld, Nineteenth-century Politician, Lawyer, Abolitionist, and Suffragist)

And how much freedom and self forgiveness it takes to remember and embrace this.

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Lessons, rehearsal with the girls and recording. A good day.

Thought of the day:

“When you play it too safe, you’re taking the biggest risk of your life. Time is the only wealth we’re given.”
(Barbara Sher, Writer, Entrepreneur, and Career Counselor)

If we could just have the energy and courage to live our lives with commitment and passion for all we do, so when we look backwards we think “wow,” when we look forward we think “here I come” and when we fall asleep every night we think “thanks.”

Tuesday, March 2, 2010


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Monday, February 22, 2010

Well, Matt and I started a week of intensive training (IMPACT). We have been talking for a while about the possibility of doing some foster parenting. There is something called Respite, where you host a kid or kids for a day or two or even just a couple of hours. We have been thinking we would like to do this for infants to preschoolers.

We went to an informative orientation and we decided to go ahead and attend the training and so we started tonight.

Thought of the day:

“The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity. The fears are paper tigers. You can do anything you decide to do.”
(Amelia Earhart,the first woman to fly across the Atlantic Ocean)

Wise words from a experienced doer. The first hump, even with something as simple as exercising, is many times the biggest to overcome. When we go ahead and take that first step, things start to unravel on their own.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Second day of training. Lots of information, very enlightening and very sad.

Thought of the day:

“One is happy as a result of one’s own efforts, once one knows the necessary ingredients of happiness – simple tastes, a certain degree of courage, self-denial to a point, love of work, and above all, a clear conscience. Happiness is no vague dream, of that I now feel certain.
(George Sand, Nineteenth-century Novelist and Feminist)

In simpler words, the path to happiness is built on awareness and knowledge of the self, don’t you think?

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Training continues; four hours a night.

Thought of the day:

“It’s important not to get yourself obsessed [with aging], because it’s a game you’re going to lose. When people get too obsessed we start to see these faces that don’t move and are so manipulated that there’s no life to them anymore. One of the most important things about anti-aging is really in your thinking. It’s what you believe.
(Demi Moore, Actor)

Given the source, a little surprising. That said, hope we all can grow with a young heart, into a wise mind and with a healthy body.