I have loved singing for as long as I can remember. My original training was in acting, and it was in BFA and MFA theatre programs that I received much of my vocal training. In 1978, during what turned out to be my last year of acting training, I had some powerful spiritual experiences that disrupted and powerfully changed the direction of my life.
Over time, my interest in healing, consciousness and the spiritual realms of life became so compelling that I gave up acting as my path. I was inspired to study transpersonal psychology, and received a master’s degree from the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology in Menlo Park, California in 1984.
I moved to Santa Fe in 1985, married Richard Noll and gave birth to my children, Rachel and Mischa, in 1985 and 1989. I spent years singing my children to sleep, with a repertoire of chants I had learned at ITP, songs I made up, and traditional lullabies that I loved.
In 1991, while singing to Mischa one night, I had a clear and dramatic inspiration come to me: “Consider the possibility that the songs you sing to your children could be a gift to adults who were never sung to …”. That was the seed that flowered into “Songs For The Inner Child” and began a powerful and deeply fulfilling new direction in my life. Songs For The Inner Child was released in 1992, and my three other CD’s released between 1995 and 2007.
Being inspired to combine my love of singing with my deep interest in healing and the journey of spiritual awakening has been a profound gift in my life. The creation of each CD has been its own rich adventure that challenged me to grow, heal and become more conscious, contributing deeply to my own spiritual journey.
Knowing that the songs have gifted so many people around the world has been a truly awesome experience for me, one that has completely fulfilled a deep and abiding desire to be useful and make a real contribution to the world. You can read more about people’s experiences of my songs in their Stories posted on my website.
I am also a writer, spiritually oriented coach and consultant, offering insights and support through my life path profiles and private sessions I do in person or by phone. My music, life path profiles and private sessions are all offered with the intent of deepening self-acceptance, inner peace, and trust that we live in a spiritual universe and all is well.
That’s some of my story. If you have a specific question, please feel free to write to me. I answer all e-mail that comes to me as soon as I am able.