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Something for Your Ears

Music is a big part of who I am. It is a universal language that has a way of connecting people of all backgrounds. I have been working on uploading videos and wanted to share a song "Con Un Mismo Corazon" that I recorded with one of my great friends Reynaldo Maestas. We were so honored to have been nominated as New Mexico's 2007 Vocal Duet of the Year. Listening to this brought back so many great memories. The song is originally sung by Ana Gabriel and was probably one of the most challenging songs I have attempted. There is something so powerful and moving about mariachi music. While I have worked on various pieces of music (mostly country) this was my first recording of a mariachi tune. Reynaldo is a n amazing vocalist and as you will hear, his voice is just so crisp and clear. We had the best time working on this in the studio and I look forward to working with him again in the future. I hope to upload some more videos to share with you all, but in the mean time I h…

"Words Have Power, Don't Be an A**"

Australian PSA   Sticks and Stones Can Break Your Bones and Words Can Really Hurt You
I have two major pet peeves; one is smelly things and the other is when people inappropriately use mental illness terms in offensive and in a non-mental health context way. Doing so is referred to as ableism, and negatively targets individuals living with disabilities. Describing someone or something as "crazy," "bipolar," or "insane" is not okay and should never be accepted. Mental illness is a medical condition that affects a persons thinking, feelings, mood, and overall daily life. Just as with cancer, diabetes, or even the common cold/flu mental illness is also an illness. For thousands of years (yes thousands) the stigma associated with mental illness has silenced men, women, and children preventing them from getting the appropriate help they desperately need and deserve. Words influence our thoughts, actions, and ultimately the world around us. Being cognizant of wha…

See, Believe, & Achieve's 30 Days of Thanks Challenge

As November rolls around there is so much to be thankful for and in the spirit of the season, I would like to encourage all of you to join me in our first See, Believe, and Achieve's 30 Days of Thanks Challenge
During the next 30 days in NovemberI will be mailing out a thank you card to 30 people who have made a significant impact in my life.  What better way to say thank you than by sending a handwritten card expressing your gratitude? Sure you can send a text or Facebook post, but I'm a strong believer in the power of the pen. Getting something via snail mail is a great way to let those in your life know how much you appreciate their love and support.

Showing your gratitude will come with the knowing that you've brightened someone's day and in turn will make you feel great doing it. It is also important to remember that being thankful and showing gratitude should be an everyday thing.



Here's what you'll need to join See Believe and Achieve's 30 Days of …