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What Were Your First Words? authenticity freedom heart radiant voices self-love transform your voice trauma vocal liberation Sep 05, 2022

I often think about our first words as babies... starting with 'gaaaaaa', then leveling up to 'ma' or 'dada'

We began as these beautiful, open little beings. And as our parents interacted with us, we learned the rules for communicating.

Hopefully they loved us, told us so, and we could feel their...

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From Tone-deaf to In Tune in 1.5 Minutes authenticity freedom radiant voices transform your voice vocal liberation Sep 05, 2022

"I was told I was tone-deaf."

A few people in the workshop shared this.

"I was thrown out of the choir."

Lots of nodding heads to this.

“I get very nervous when I know people can hear me.”

Everyone in agreement here.

“I’ve always wanted to sing with others, but I freeze...

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How to Make Someone Stop Singing authenticity freedom humanity radiant voices transform your voice trauma vocal liberation Sep 05, 2022

"Stop singing!" we yelled but we were laughing.

Dad chimed in, "It's awful!"

My mom used to sing a comical song to tease us: "When the Red, Red Robin Comes Bob, Bob, Bobbin' Along" by Doris Day.

The family would laugh and shout, and eventually she would stop singing. It was all rather jolly and...

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The Recovery of Lost Children authenticity freedom heart radiant voices transform your voice vocal liberation Sep 05, 2022

"Children should be seen and not heard".

You might think it's a cliché, but when I'm working with blocked voices, these words come out all the time.

"My parents discouraged my emotions. I quickly learned that they disapproved if I was angry or emotional".

And so a child little by little...

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When Did You Feel Comfortable in Your Skin? authenticity freedom radiant voices radiant voices academy safety self-love self-regulation transform your voice trauma vocal liberation Sep 05, 2022

Yesterday I was running before dawn, with my head torch bobbling out a thin arc of white light. As I huffed and puffed in the freezing darkness, I remembered something awkward and painful from when I was 20 years old.

I remembered being in a club called The Playground, filled with cool kids...

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What Did the Introvert Say? authenticity freedom jeremy de tolly radiant voices radiant voices academy transform your voice vocal liberation Sep 05, 2022

“Inside of me is a powerful human being, who can’t quite release the words she wants to release”.

I hear this a lot.

Frustration, a sense of being blocked, “my thoughts won’t exit my mouth in an eloquent kind of way!”

I ask her about how she feels BEFORE going...

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I’d Love to Sing Like Her - and You Can Too! authenticity freedom radiant voices transform your voice vocal liberation Sep 05, 2022

“I kept comparing myself to people that had really good voices. I wanted to sing better so badly.”

Liesl is a profound South African spiritual guide and medicine woman, well known for her work leading plant medicine journeys, sweat lodges, vision quests and more. But the way she felt...

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Attack of the Awks authenticity freedom radiant voices self-love transform your voice vocal liberation Sep 05, 2022

I stumble into them, the ultimate hipster couple. He's a legendary DJ and she does super cool live visuals for his shows.

He is already looking at me VERY strangely as I’m shaking his girlfriend's hand - awestruck. I'm shaking her hand and shaking her hand and still shaking her hand. Some...

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From Withdrawn to Connected authenticity freedom transform your voice trauma vocal liberation Sep 05, 2022

Here's a picture from when I was 20 years old. Aside from looking desperately undead, I was having a really rough time.

Beneath that cool, frozen zombie exterior I was battling with depression. I was in the second year of a commerce degree that I hated, barely attending classes and was failing...

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How Do You Feel About Posting on Social Media? authenticity freedom healthy boundaries jeremy de tolly radiant voices safety vocal liberation Sep 05, 2022

Social media is such a conundrum. Or is it, “social media are such a conundrum’? See?!?! Questions everywhere.

Is spending lots of time online healthy or unhealthy? Do we need it for our work? Does it make us unconscious and waste our time? Or could we be one of those people that...

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E038 - 5 Gifts for Your Voice agency freedom humanity safety self-love transform your voice vocal liberation Nov 16, 2020

I'm my own harshest critic.

I underestimate the value of a well-chosen environment. I know just how to undermine my innate sense of power. I seem to be working against self-emancipation, and often lapse into autopilot – dimly aware of the life force draining out of me.

Do any of the...

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