Sunday, January 29, 2012

This Mom Says, "Please Support Independent Music Everywhere!!!"

Yes, this is my son's band and like any good Mom, I'm doing what I can for him.  Check out this website, or search "Cole DeGenova" on YouTube and Google.  He works hard, his band works hard, the music is outstanding. 

This website IndieGoGo helps independent musicians and songwriters find funding for their projects.  If you aren't familiar with the current state of affairs in the music business, you should know that if the Beatles were around today, they would never get picked up by a record label. 

That's why IndieGoGo is here, to help creative, sincere, dedicated musicians be able to bring their music to you.  They need your help (we all know it won't be the 1% coming to their aid).  Check it out and maybe you'll feel generous...every little bit helps.  And of course, the music is FANTASTIC if I do say so myself!

Thank you so much.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Becoming Our Own Role Models

I reread some pieces I had written a few years ago and found this.  Funny how life is circular, how things come back around again and again.  They usually come in different packages but it is still the same, just reworked a bit;  maybe to get our attention again.  Were we not listening the first time around?  Maybe.  And maybe we just need to think about it again and see it from a different perspective.  So here it is again.

Found this online today and it seemed quite apropo for the current times. Women - Becoming Our Own Role Models 
As women embrace the fullness of who they are as individuals, they may find themselves supporting other women, helping others to reach the level of inner comfort and outer freedom that they themselves have found. Among those who are less sure of themselves and their place in the world, it may be more common to criticize other women than to seek their help. 

But there are things that a woman can only learn from another woman, as there are things about being a man that can only be learned from other men. We all recognize that we have much to learn from each other regardless of gender, but sometimes we could use a supportive role model that gives us a more precise example of what and who we can become. 

There was a time where women stood together in a bond of sisterhood, women supporting women. It is only natural that the pendulum swings out of balance for a while so that we may have the experience of what we do not want. It is up to women to bring the pendulum back into balance and bring back the sacred sisterhood we yearn for at our core. If we envision a world where women support each other and help each other find their place in an ever-changing world, then we can become the change we want to see. 

Jealousy, envy, criticism, and judgment are refuges for the insecure. As we help others to become self-assured, we create a world in which all people help each other, regardless of gender. Only women can make the change in how women are seen and understood, not just by other women but by the world at large. The way we speak about each other to other women and to the men in our lives informs everyone to treat us with the respect that all women, and all people, deserve.