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How not to recoil from the hug

How not to recoil from the hug

I've been pondering several things this week in my practice, but a major theme has been self-love. In recognition of the fact that my singing journey is very connected to my life journey, I observe that I tend to recoil from the hug. That is to say that, when I think...

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How S-L-O-W can you go?

Slow as molasses...(Kimberly Barber, July 2020) This past week has been full of realizations and the challenging of old notions. Although I have been teaching voice for over 18 years and have been practicing seriously as a singer and musician for at least 40 years, I...

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Life Post-Epiphany

lay down Sally (Kimberly Barber, June 2020) Beware the epiphany. Or better said: beware the assumption that the epiphany will of necessity be the immediate beginning of something new. Last week I described a breakthrough in my singing practice that was based in a...

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The Bullfight that never was

Dropping the red rag (Kimberly Barber, June 2020) When I began writing this blog last August, my intent was to explore the relationship between the act and art of singing and the excavation of selfhood. I had always understood these to be intimately connected. I also...

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Embracing the Goddess

Two goddesses: Jana Philipp I've lost count on how many weeks in we are now...15? One thing I can say is that the goddesses in my life have continued to give me support, courage and meaning in this time of isolation. These women are colleagues, friends, family and...

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Steady as she goes

It's been a tough week for a lot of people. The events unfolding in the US, in Canada and around the world in response to the murder of George Floyd have rattled us all to the core. It seems perhaps frivolous to ponder matters of art and its practice in the face of...

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Finding my Zen

Finding my Zen

Do I look serene? I'd like to think so... Although I thought I might, I clearly wasn't ready to start practicing this week. At least not singing. But I DID start to meditate, which has proven to be a game changer. I joined, at the invitation of my dear friend Anna, an...

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One step at a time
(10 weeks in)

I thought I might be on a roll last week; I talked of emerging from a cocoon, butterfly-like. I had grand plans that I would begin practicing bit by bit. Maybe even start gently: ten minutes. Fifteen minutes. Twenty minutes. I had one day where I spent some time doing...

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Re-emergence

Re-emergence

Wake me up when it's spring (my garden: May 14, 2020) I just got tired of titling what had become a weekly "in isolation" series in relation to, well, isolation.* I'm sick of it. You're sick of it. We're all sick of it. And hopefully, we're not actually sick. Because...

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Singing in Isolation, Part VIIIKeeping Still

Singing in Isolation, Part VIII
Keeping Still

Some days it's about all we can do to keep our heads above water. Other days, we feel an inkling of hope. Often it's in the stillness that we are able to hear the voice of truth inside of us. I heard a quote last night that resonated with this very message: "The way...

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How not to recoil from the hug - from the Singing and Self Blog - https://t.co/wLf0eaLHpO

Wild they can take down a white man with multiple firearms with intent to kill the PM without killing him, but had to shoot and kill an Indigenous woman and and Indigenous man who each were allegedly holding a knife. WILD. https://t.co/0VSEwx2W4U

Apparently Premier Ford & Minister Elliot were unaware of the lack of air conditioning in LTC homes?

Here is a clip from July 2018 specifically on lack of air conditioning issue & asking for changes to LTC homes.

#AirConditioner
#fixLTCHome #onpoli #ScarbTO
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Hello. We'd like to address something: mandatory masks were NOT ordered by the cashier at your grocery store. We understand some of you are upset, but please direct your feedback towards us & not at businesses/employees. Like masks, civility & respect are needed in public places.

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