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Cyberstalking: Vulnerability & Power of Choice

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Note: This episode might contain triggering content for some audience members.

This month in The School of Bravery we've been focusing on the bravery ingredient of POWER OF CHOICE, while last month we covered VULNERABILITY. Both topics relate to what I want to bring up with you today...

Cyberstalking.

This is one of the rawest and un-edited podcast episodes I've ever published. There is crying in this episode, but you'll also hear hope and thankfully, power of choice.

I've been silent on...

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Mackenzie Spear - Live Sound & Mix Engineer

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Did you know that only 5% of audio engineers are female? This is tragic. Can you just imagine the get-it-done, super-rad albums haven't been made yet?!

Mackenzie Spear and I met through the glorious thing that is social media. There's this not-so-secret Facebook group for Nashville Music Women and it's been an amaaaazing resource to have as a new Nashville resident. Especially, as someone who wants to see that previously mentioned percentage change drastically, preferably as soon as possible....

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Coltan Foster, bassoonist & advocate for arts education

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This episode features Coltan Foster, bassoonist extraordinaire and supreme advocate for arts education. When I began my album Covered in CloverI just *knew* it would have bassoon. So Coltan was the first phone call I made to ask if he'd be willing help with this project.

I admire Coltan so much. His perseverance, vulnerability, and authenticity are so crucial to not only being a decent human being, but also an excellent musician.

When he and I recorded Covered in Clover, he had...

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Gary Mula, producer

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This episode features Gary Mula, the co-producer and audio engineer for my latest release, Covered in Clover. I came to him looking for a safe person to try out my ideas. He was an absolute joy to work with and I highly recommend working with him to anyone looking for an experience (co)producer with an ample amount of experience in the Seattle music scene.

In today's episode, we discussed what that working relationship was like, how it was to bring in so many musicians for this album, how the...

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Mandy Troxel, songwriter

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This episode features Mandy Troxel, a singer-songwriter and dear friend of mine from Orcas Island, WA. I asked her to be the first episode of these conversations discussing my latest album release, Covered in Clover, because she witnessed each version of the evolution of these songs over the last 5 years.

Please go take a minute to visit her website below and check out her music. She's brilliant and I'm so glad you get to meet her and get to know her more today!

The music mentioned in...

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So I went to prison & I'm definitely going back...

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A couple weeks ago, my songwriter friend, Sarah Jane Nelson, introduced me to this organization called The Beat of Life. They have a program here in Nashville called "Redemption Songs." They pair up professional songwriters with an inmate from a nearby correctional facility during a day-long songwriting process and concert.

The goal is to use songwriting as a tool to process the feelings and events that have happened and are happening in their lives.

I was pretty nervous, having never been to...

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These Are The People Who Make Me Brave

Every hero of yours has a list of people who empowered them to be brave. This is mostly because our bravery is built one day at a time, so the people who surround us make us brave, with or without our consent. Bravery is contagious after all!

As we grow up, our family and friends teach us to engage with the world by example and by daily attention. I saw this to be true every year I watched my former cello students grow into the humans mirrored after their family and their daily cello...

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I Know Now - Lyrics & Leadsheet

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I grew up in Georgia with my three rosy maple birds 
under sweet magnolia 
with cotton and a cinnamon fern 
okra and collard greens 
spoonfuls of black-eyed peas 
Polly made em for me... 

If only I had known it then 
sweetness I might comprehend, like how the 

pawpaw makes the chalk maple grow 
painted buckeye makes my momma so 
‘merican holly makes a Christmas fern 
butterfly weed makes sourwood burn 
I know, now I know 

Texas holds...

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4 Lessons From Tom Waits on Finding Your Voice

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I was as ambitious as hell. I wasn’t any good, but I was ambitious, and I thought I was better than anybody, and I sucked raw eggs. But you have to think that way. To let an audience intimidate you is musical suicide.”
— Tom Waits, on his teenage troubadour life

Good grief. As a songwriter, it’s scary to explore huge concepts like “finding your voice” in public on a stage, especially with the permanence of audio recordings and the internet.

I'm a total...

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Seasons of Bravery: When It's the LAST Thing You Want to Do

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Someone from back home (Washington state) asked me the last week, "How's the book tour going?" my response was, "I'm on a book tour?!?!" Even though I've been doing really wonderful things like book readings and debut corporate speaking events while here in Atlanta, I've spent the majority of the last 6 weeks caring for my elderly grandfather -- the same grandfather I lived with for...

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