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Songwriting Reflections Part 2 

...when I initially experienced the "spark" that I previously wrote about, songwriting wasn't yet defined, and it just happened. That freedom is what I lost when I started building my definition of songwriting, and it is what I am making my way back to. All of the expectations I had about what songwriting should be, blocked the direct line of creation that was ready to move through and out of me. My hypnotherapist quickly acknowledged that "songwriting" and any "creating" is actually just allowing ourselvesā€¦

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Songwriting Reflections Part 1 

I remember the first time I wrote a song and the FIERY joy that could not be put out inside of me. It was called "This Song's About You". The moment blazed so deeply, that it's spark never, ever went out. The freedom writing gave me was inexplicable, but unfortunately lasted far less time than I would have hoped. Slowly and steadily, songwriting became linked to feeling exposed and that I had to be perpetually vulnerable. It became overwhelming, too much "responsibility" and never good enough. Every timeā€¦

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