Archive for August 2014

August 2014 New Music Favorites

Welcome to my second installment of “monthly finds” thanks to Spotify’s New Music Tuesday weekly playlist.  For context, the 19 songs you see here were chosen from about 200 that I listened to, so you can be assured they have been carefully selected.  And now without further ado: 1. “East of Eden” – Zella Day 2. “Heart... Read more »

Losing a child but staying connected to him through music: Justine's story

On March 28, 2013, I was in Arizona with my youngest daughter enjoying her spring break.  My husband and my son, a junior in high school, had stayed behind as my son’s varsity volleyball team was hosting a big tournament.  While poolside, I got a call from my husband: one of my son’s teammates, Kaelan,... Read more »

Please forgive me for not doing the Ice Bucket Challenge

Unless you live under a rock, you are surely aware of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.  Actually, even under a rock you’ve probably at least seen someone in the distance taping themselves pouring a bucket of ice water over their head to raise awareness of ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis ) or Lou Gherig’s Disease.  Within... Read more »

Music carves a path through grief: Jill's story

This is the story of Jill, a woman who has endured more heartbreak in the past 18 months than anyone should have to.  In April of 2013 she lost her husband to cancer, and just nine months later she lost her 31-year old son to a heroin overdose after a 7 – 8 year battle... Read more »

July 2014 New Music Favorites

I’ve been a Spotify addict convert for a couple years now, but a few weeks ago I learned how to love it even more: New Music Tuesday playlist. Yes, you can subscribe to this playlist and each week get a fresh batch of new music. I love it! The only downside: there are about 40... Read more »