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The 5 Lessons I Learned From Wonder Woman

Let's be email friends! Dear World, So I missed Wonder Woman in theatres, so I decided to download it on my way home from my show with Five for Fighting in Portland, OR. I could tell from the first few minutes that this movie was going to be a new favorite of mine....

Life can be lovely: The last week in Europe

Let's be email friends! Dear World, Here is the third and last chapter of my European Adventure! It was such a gift to see so many new places, but it was really the new friends that made the trip so incredibly special. To our new Danish, German, and Hungarian friends,...

The Best View in Budapest

Let's be email friends! Dear World, Tess and I had a lovely time in Budapest! If a picture is worth a thousand words, here are a few! The best part of Budapest was the view of the city from St. Stephen's castle, and I also personally enjoyed shopping. Note my new...

Vikings, Beer, and Freddie Mercury: Tales from Europe Part 1

Dear World, Greetings from Europe! I can truly say my first show in Europe was incredible! I performed for about 100 people for a special event at the most popular brewery in Aarhus, Denmark. After the show I chatted with many of the wonderful people who attended the...

LA LA Life is wonderful: My blessings list

Dear World, So many wonderful things have happened lately I felt the need to write a little list of them. One of my hereos Sheryl Sandburg wrote, "Acknowledging blessings can be a blessing in and of itself" So I begin: Europe here we come! My sister Tess and I are...

The Wind

Dear World, (Turn on the song at the bottom while reading post!) Change comes as surely as anything in this life, and it is still my least favorite thing. I feel like all of my 20's was wrecked in a hurricane of change, and now I am digging through the rubble finding...

And The Album Shall Be Named

Dear World, Call me old-fashioned, but I still write letters. We live in a world where everything is on a screen that contains basically all of reality in digital form, but we are physical persons. We like to hold things, real things, pieces of paper that contain...

Fan Girl Going Crazy Right Now

Dear World, I started taking voice lessons to study musical theatre and my vehicle to this brave new world has been Sara Barielles’ musical Waitress. Well folks, she is now starring in the show on Broadway, and my whole life finally makes sense. I was born to go to...

On Christmas: Have no anxiety anymore dear one

Dear World, All around us we are surrounded by darkness. Death, regret, worry, loneliness, bitterness, rejection, stone cold suffering blow threw, and our thin coats of humanity are unable to keep out the chill that pours into our feeble, broken souls. In such a time...

Why am I awake? Thoughts from a spiritual insomniac

Dear World, I am having trouble sleeping these days. There is too much on my mind to shut it down, and I am angry at how early I awoke this morning after such a restless night. I think of my friend Danielle who has insomnia and yet still smiles wide when I ask her,...

Humility for beginnners

Dear World, I heard humility is not self deprecation but self forgetfulness. That being said, it’s pretty hard to be self forgetful in the middle of a humiliating moment. Ideally you would easily cheer for that lucky girl who got the promotion over you, or be able to...

How to use a broken heart

Dear World, I've realized our hearts are fragile things. Sometimes they break, sometimes they downright shatter.  Tears stream down our tired faces,  our arms folded, our bodies swaying back and forth, back and forth, back and forth in pain. In these moments cracking...

The Lonely Ends

The Lonely Ends Why don't we talk about The truth is your leaving now The truth is my heart is breaking No matter how hard I try I can't seem to wrap my mind around goodbye Or the reasons why Will it ever get better I wonder aloud And you say this is exactly what we...

A Cup Of Tea In Tokyo

Dear World, I am writing to you from Philadelphia where I am performing tonight opening for Carbon Leaf. Yesterday I was in Manhatten for a press day and then later a show in New Jersey. Life keeps barreling along till pretty soon my Asian adventure with my older...

Beijing Is For Lovers

Dear World, Several people asked me why I decided to go to Beijing and Tokyo on vacation this year. I always answered with one of these three responses: My brother wanted to go, and so I decided to tag along. Why not?! I wanted to get as far away from my life as...

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