Wow, it’s been a wild month here! How about you?
The That Holiday Feeling show I was in with the NW Senior Theatre was an absolute blast, until over half the cast got sick, and many of us tested positive for Covid, including yours truly. So, I spent Thanksgiving week sick in quarantine in my bedroom. One saving grace was reading Brenda Novak novels I’d gotten from the library. She’s one of my new favorite novelists, and I think I’ve read almost every book in the Silver Springs series. https://brendanovak.com/
Theatre people have a “the show must go on” attitude that I understand and respect. But, please, not when cast members are symptomatic and come on in and infect fellow cast members anyway. This bugged me when I worked in the corporate environment as well, years before Covid, and one sick person would come to work and infect the entire office. Surely we can be smarter than that now.
The illness threw me off my routine, and I haven’t been meditating like I usually do. Even just 12 minutes a day makes a huge difference in my sense of feeling grounded, centered, and connected to higher wisdom. Hence, the title of this post.
Yet, I can say with the energy I do have right now – there’s a huge project coming up I can’t say much about right now. Maybe come January it won’t need to be so much of a secret.
Other news is I will soon be releasing a single of a song I wrote called Cat Nap Blues. My muse was our cat, Linn, and the band Ten O’Clock Hill made all of this possible. They introduced me to the legendary Dean Baskerville, who mastered the recording right here in Oregon. We don’t have details yet for the release date. Preliminary plans are to have a mini benefit concert in Newberg, Oregon, to support Hazel’s House https://hazelshousepdx.com/, the shelter where George and I adopted Linn.
Keep posted – more details will be coming soon!
After she is tragically orphaned, young Abella loses the ability to speak her truth and express herself. She is sent to live with a reclusive uncle she’s never met, and her only friend is her horse. Abella endures heartbreak, loneliness and questions who she truly is inside. Eventually, she meets friends and animals who help her not only regain her voice, but also uncover her strength and purpose. Purchase How Abella Found her Voice for $4.95 here: https://laurahandke.com/product/how-abella-found-her-voice-e-book/
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Love Your Voice & Voice Your Love,