Audible Heartbeats

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Combatting the Funk, Feeling the Flow

With mercury in retrograde, things are feeling heavy and murky for many. I’ll be honest and say that I’m one of them. Someone told me today that when you’re feeling helpless, help someone. When you’re feeling blue, spread joy. When you’re feeling tense, provide relief. The point is, put out into the world what you [...]

About My Love

A little belated, but here is a Valentine’s Day tune from Jessie Ware & Sampha, entitled Valentine.  It beautifully expresses the vulnerabilities we experience when we open ourselves up to love, fully, completely. Vulnerability seems to be all about right now.  It reigns supreme in the editing suite as we sift through the footage and [...]

Song For The Road

As our departure date for South Africa approaches, the nights grow longer yet sweeter.  The logistics have begun to gel, and so my attention and my heart have migrated to what I love most about this process.  I find myself awake at night, focused on recalibrating my vision to  see the world through the eyes of [...]

Clap Your Hands Now

Every now and then, we humans need to REJOICE.  Let loose, ululate, move the hips, girate senselessly, CELEBRATE.  Especially after periods of toil and stress.  The bounce back is necessary, part of living a balanced life. So won’t you join me and clap your hands? Clap your hands now; people clap now. Clap your hands [...]

I Will

This week I’m prepping to take part in the major life celebrations of three very good friends.  It’s wedding season for OPEN. As I browse registries, book flights and pick up bridesmaid gowns, I think about what it means to join your life with another.  The romanticism and hopeful permanence of it all are familiar. [...]

Home Again

I’m home again for 12 short hours before I head upstate for a day of hammock swinging, good eats and last summer shouts with friends. I’m just back from Atlanta, GA, where I celebrated my Mother’s 60th birthday (Happy Birthday, Mom)!  Atlanta is an amazingly diverse and cosmopolitan town with much to offer.  I hadn’t [...]

The Sweetest Gift

Tired and weary, I’m in need of a lullabye tonight, of someone cradling me and telling me it’s going to be OK. As if they knew, Sade and iTunes have conspired to gift me this … Quietly while you were asleep The moon and I were talking I asked that she’d always keep you protected She [...]

Lady & West Go To Texas

Today two of my favorite souls, Jenn and Kirk of the musical duo Lady & West, are taking off to Austin to record their next album! Their story and their music are full of what OPEN loves the most – beauty in the small things, honesty and a sincere desire to connect through art and storytelling. [...]

Shine A Light

I am humbled and super inspired by the outpouring of support that OPEN has received in its 2 short days out there in the universe.  Last night when I went to bed The OPEN Series had 47 “likes” on Facebook.  I just checked in and we’re at 137.  You all have almost tripled the love in [...]


For me, good music is the ultimate expression of human emotion. A simple note or lyrical combination can illuminate exactly what’s on our hearts and minds, sometimes expressing it more perfectly than we can ourselves. This section of the blog, Audible Heartbeats, features the songs that speak to us, and for us… Open, by the [...]