Help Save My Fairy God Mother

Back in 2001, I went to a psychic fair in Poughkeepsie for a reading. I was going through a tough period in my life and needed guidance from someone that was a bit closer to the spiritual realm than I was at the time. From the moment I entered, I was drawn to the woman who had set up her station all the way in the back. There was a gentleness and sweetness about her that was magnetic. Her open blue eyes seemed to sparkle and her smile was absolutely genuine. I walked up to the sign-up sheet and said to the host of the fair, "I want...HER!" pointing to the sweet woman all the way in the back. The host took a step back and said, "no problem and she happens to be free right now". 

I remember the reading with her was incredibly accurate and really blew me away. At many points I was in tears because I was shocked she had known so much about me and had never met me before. But most of all, I remember being so drawn to her kindness and I didn't want to leave her side. When the reading was over, I took a seat outside processing all of the things she had shared with me. I felt someone sit next to me and it was her. she said, "I can't help but feel like you -and I are connected and I know it sounds crazy but I am in need of a personal assistant. Would you be interested?" My eyes lit up with excitement! Not only was I in need of a job but I wanted to be near this woman! 

Terra Sonora is her name and I worked with her for years. She was the best boss I ever had and so much more. She taught me how to be a business woman and to work with people. She opened up my eyes and my mind to so many spiritual things. She taught me about the healing power of stones, reiki and the lessons from different spiritual teachers. when I was sick with migraines, she bought my seat in a workshop that changed my life. When I had the itch to travel, she took me with her to healing retreats and conventions. not to mention, Disney!! She did all this and never asked for a dime. She invited me as her assistant but never treated me like an employee but like her child. Years later, her and I have such a strong bond. She has traveled hundreds of miles to witness my wedding and come to my baby shower. I have never given her much in return. Now, it is my turn to give back... I need help to give as much as I would like and this is why I am writing to all of you. 

My Fairy God Mother, Terra has cancer and she is fighting for her life. She is treating this with alternative therapies that are costly and not covered by health care. 

So my request and plea to all of you  who were ever going to gift me with anything for Christmas or future birthday to please donate to her healing fund in my name instead. It would mean more to me than anything else. She deserves every penny! She is a giver and has been giving love to so many her whole life. I don't usually reach out to the masses like this for anything. This is the exception... Please help...

John St. Jam: I will miss you!

Billy Rogan, one of the performers from the show. An amazing guitar player & composer

Billy Rogan, one of the performers from the show. An amazing guitar player & composer

This past Saturday I performed at my last John St. Jam. Terri and Steve, the hosts of the monthly concert,  announced that they are calling it quits after 11 great years of music sharing. It was an emotional night for everyone. I shared the stage with 3 other performers that were all different and special in their own way. The John St. Jam has made it possible for musicians like myself to be heard and appreciated. It is a safe circle to truly pour your heart out to your audience and no matter what you say, do or sound like, they are all happy and grateful to be there. In every show there are 4 performers who sit in a circle in the center of the room and play 3 rounds of one song each. All of us take turns performing and sharing a bit about each piece. The room is quiet and people are truly taking it all in. By "all" I mean the story, the artist, the lyrics, the music and the emotion inside every performer. It's all given freely and honestly at the John St. Jam because the artist is safe. The performances are so unique and priceless because of this.  When an artist feels safe and accepted by its audience, it is like pouring water over a thirsty flower. The petals instantly shine and the stem stands up taller making the flower look so much more beautiful and alive. the John St. Jam has been nourishment to my music and I will truly miss these concerts.  I am so honored that I was able to perform on more than one occasion and also able to share the stage with such incredible artists. There are 7  more John St. Jams left. I highly recommend that everyone go at least once before the fun ends. 

Thank you, Terri and Steve for your hard work, dedication, good will and kindness.