E-Course | Song Journaling with a Full Heart


To be honest, this month has been a bear!

I wrapped my work identity into endless projects, lots of details and ridiculous hours. As per my way, I miscalculated the amount of time and energy it would take to finish it all. My divergent over-thinking-idea-generating-brain felt at times like a runaway toddler with no mother to give it focused direction. 

At the beginning of the month, I felt super awesome as if I could do anything.   

By mid-month, I had accumulated a host of minor grievances like why I encountered aggravating people at Costco, in a restaurant and on the freeway.  Almost everything was a candidate for annoyance.

Toward the end of the month, I wondered why I couldn't get a full nights sleep, and felt simply exhausted.   To combat the fatigue, I attempted to meditate (unsuccessfully) and prayed (sort of) and journaled (kind of) and did my best to choose better food to eat (well...sometimes). 

And then my daughter called me on the phone.  

She invites me (last minute) for a weekend getaway, for some R&R and mountain hiking (her, not me); and I screamed YES before she had the opportunity to finish her pitch.  

For two marvelous days, in Big Bear California, I looked at the trees, felt the wind on my face and took  in some clean air. 

Most of all, I didn't do any work. 

Instead, I talked to my daughter and watched the birds bounce from tree to tree. I wondered if this could be the answer.  Would the trees and lake quiet my angst when I got home?  Was this weekend getaway thing gonna work? or would the experience stack on another annoyance  because I needed more time, more peace, more anything. 

Now that I'm home and once again back in the saddle of deep working, I discovered a few things about myself.  

First of all, something in my heart and psyche opened up and began to flow. Now everything feels easier and lighter and much, much better. 

Second, I am calmer and my mind seems clearer. 

Third, I had some real insights, answering some nagging questions I couldn't seem to figure out earlier. 

In my minds eye, I can still see the quiet forest in front of me as I look out the window from my desk and as I plan my week. 

I can now.   Finally.   Exhale.

The irony is that nothing has changed, but me. 

We all need to stop for a minute.  A little time to remember that we are human.   


So put your hand over your heart, right now, and rest in the idea that it's all gonna be okay. 

The nagging questions you've had about your songwriting can be solved. 

You can find peace again in your art. 

All you need is some time, some camaraderie with like-minded folks and some focused attention.  

If you are so inclined “Song Journaling with a Full Heart” is almost in session OVER HERE.

This is a songwriting course that will bring you back home to the peace in your heart, so you can again exhale.


Okay, that’s it from me today smart people.  

I’m super excited about this one everybody.  

~ Lisa 

Lisa Arreguin