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I was born a middle class white child. In Texas. In the suburbs. In the '50s
The road from there has been a venture in faith, with fantastic heart openings all along the way. After graduating college in architecture and working three years in the field, my heart really wasn't in it. A search for "something more" launched me into a spiritual journey of many deep awakenings. My songwriting reflected this shift, and friends urged me to perform for various gatherings. The fear was huge, but I knew I had to sing. And I did.


Music has always
been in my blood. In the third grade I discovered what a joy it is to sing. Over the next four years I learned to play several instruments, including piano, bass and guitar. My love of music, and its magic, also led me to believe that my junior high buddies and I could be just like the Beatles. Sound familiar? Throughout high school and college, I continued to play guitar and sing for fun, never knowing it would someday lead to my livelihood.


Following two false starts,
I vaulted into my musical healing career, and now 34 years later, I can honestly say that I must have been absolutely crazy. Well, I know it looked crazy to my family and friends. Yet I persisted. It felt like I was asking God to help me "walk on water." There was no visible means of support, yet somehow I didn't drown. Thank you, God!


My career has taken me
all around the U.S., as well as performing in 15 other countries on 6 continents. I've recorded 14 CD's, performed hundreds of spiritually healing concerts, and co-presented workshops with many well known teachers (see below) in the Human Potential movement. I have an ongoing sense of adventure and stretching myself into uncharted territory.


I make my home
in Santa Cruz, California. My son, who was born in 1988, still occasionally travels with me far and wide. So far, we've had the pleasure of visiting 10 foreign countries together. Plus he's gone to six more without me. Makes me proud. I guess you could say the rolling stone doesn't fall very far from the tree.


I spent seven years
touring intensely with my good friend, author Alan Cohen (The Dragon Doesn't Live Here Anymore; Joy Is My Compass; Handle With Prayer). I am a regular performer and workshop leader at the very moving Network Chiropractic Transformational Gate weekends, which are held all around the country and in Italy. I've also had the honor of sharing the stage and/or co-leading events with many notable leaders in our field, including Jerry Jampolsky, Hugh Prather, Ram Dass, Terry Cole-Whitaker, Anthony Robbins, Jean Houston, Patricia Sun, Deepak Chopra, Bernie Siegel, Barbara Marx Hubbard, Louise Hay, Barry & Joyce Vissell, Barbara King, Leo Booth, Michael Beckwith, Mary Manin Morrissey, Shakti Gawain, Donny Epstein and Wayne Dyer.

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