Celebrating Three Years of RISE!

RISE turns three years old today. 

Three years ago, my debut full-length album came into the world thanks to YOUR support.  

When I first started making this record, it was called Out Loud, and I felt very much on…


...And They Lived Happily Ever After (Sort of)

From the archives:  November 17, 2013

We’ve all seen it before.  It ends every fairy tale, every storybook romance, every watercolor-laden animation of love. 

…and they lived happily ever after. 

 When I was little, I LOVED those words.  They filled…


Just Keep Swimming

From the archives:  March 22, 2013

I understand why people get stoned.  Not, like, wow-look-at-the-colors-in-that-lava-lamp stoned, but wow-I-can’t-believe-I-just-ran-14-miles stoned.  Endorphins are powerful.  They give you crazy, brilliant ideas.  (See the previous blog on running for details.) 

The other day, I…


Success...or Something Like It

From the archives:  September 19, 2012

I am not a runner. 

When I was little, I wanted to be a runner.  I was super jealous of the kids in gym class who could run The Mile in under 7 minutes…


Sisterhood of the Traveling Musicians

From the archives: August 3, 2012

 I spent the last week teaching voice at Girls Rock Dallas, a camp created solely for women who want to make music.  The experience was everything I could’ve hoped for and more.  I learned…