LGBTQ+ Stories Project! 1. Louise Tondeur. "I don’t think self-identifying language matters as much as real connection to friends and to people who get you." What’s the point of the LGBTQ+ Stories Project? Sharing people’s stories, increasing understanding, food for thought, busting myths, celebrating LGBTQ+ people. I really enjoyed reading Louise's answers, and I'm thrilled … Continue reading LGBTQ+ Stories Project! 1. Louise Tondeur. “I don’t think self-identifying language matters as much as real connection to friends and to people who get you.”
Isn't it interesting how your strengths can also sometimes be your weaknesses, and your weaknesses can also sometimes be your strengths? For example: somebody who is great at "laser focus," pushing forward with an agenda, getting good stuff done, etc., may also be quite blinkered by that quality/state, and unable to take a step back … Continue reading Strengths Can Be Weaknesses, Weaknesses Can Be Strengths.
When you're bottled up full with feelings, when experiences run both depressing and joyful, blank and vibrant, diverse and dull, when you're uplifted by company and also nourished by solitude, when you're lonely but exhausted by people, when you're saddened by sickening on-going health problems that make you fed up & itch to get on … Continue reading The Joy of Being Understood, and Other Things, written a bit Stream-O-Consciousness-y
Thank you Hayat for sharing these lovely words. It's great to have you singing with us at GLOWchoir Brighton! xo
Many times, I have experienced shame around things that are, essentially, just one of the many aspects of being human. I have also felt that shame dissolve significantly when simple conversations or exchanges reveal that everything one can experience, will have been experienced in some similar fashion by other people. You are not isolated in … Continue reading Not Hiding Our Human-ness
Bi+ & Pan, Attraction Beyond Gender, Consensual & Non Consensual personal language changes, LGBTQ+ community supporting each other, not bullying each other, and stuff like that. So, I’ve seen lots of things around recently about Bisexuality and Pansexuality that have really, really gotten under my skin. I tried to brush them off at first as … Continue reading Bi+ & Pan, Attraction Beyond Gender, Consensual & Non Consensual personal language changes, LGBTQ+ community supporting each other, not bullying each other, and stuff like that.
Very proud of GLOWchoir Brighton and friends! Here is a beautiful memento video of our Winter Sharing 2018, which raised £100 for MindOut, and lifted many spirits! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FHJj8GX0MJ8 Video by the wonderful Mike South, https://www.mikesouthphotography.com/ https://www.facebook.com/mikesouthphotos/ Thanks Mike! Looking forward to more uplifting community singing times with you all again very soon! GLOWchoir starts again … Continue reading GLOW choir video, and upcoming fun!
Strength, Gentleness, the Human Voice, Dismantling “Feisty.” Isn't it wonderful how gentleness and strength are not opposites, and are in fact facets of each other, in some ways. I feel both gentle and strong, in different ways in different circumstances in changing waves. I see interconnectedness between gentleness and strength in many areas. For example, … Continue reading Strength, Gentleness, the Human Voice, Dismantling “Feisty.”
Quite a personal ramble, about stuff. In the run up to this Christmas I had been in a dark place. Privately so. Most people who see me day to day see the 'best' of me: my professional self in 'performance and service' mode, or my social self at the times when I've saved the energy … Continue reading Carols, Choirs, Tears, Fears, Health, Roots, Family, Xmas Rituals
A massive thank you to everyone who was part of GLOW choir’s End of Term Sharing on Saturday Dec 15th. You are all amazing! It was a wonderful wonderful evening, full of community, bravery, joy and love. Thank you so much everyone! Congratulations to GLOW Choir and friends for such a magical event. Everyone who … Continue reading Sharing the GLOW with MindOut!
I've been thinking a lot over the years about integrity. Honesty, transparency, respect, and particularly integrity. It's something I aspire to, care about, and do my best to maintain, in as far as any flawed human can. Muddy areas of thought, in some circumstances, can create unnecessary suffering, discomfort and confusion. Vaguery, in some circumstances, … Continue reading Thoughts on Integrity, Respect, Choirs, LGBTQ+ Groups, Allies, Inclusion, Biphobia, Animals, Saying No/Yes, and other such things.
The wonderful Jude Murray has made an e-book out of some thoughts I shared recently. Thank you Jude! It's a free book of encouragement and food for thought, for yoga teachers. Enjoy! https://healing-space.teachable.com/p/warning-contains-advice-free-e-book NB I taught yoga for about 7/8 years, hence the reflections shared in this free book!
Do any of your dear ones enjoy singing, but need encouragement? . Do they want help with specific technical aspects, such as pitching, tone/quality, rhythm, harmonising, expression, performance skills? . Do they need a boost of confidence and joy? Do they want to feel more confident with public speaking, or with using their voice in … Continue reading Seasonal Sonic Gifts!
Ahoy! Congratulations GLOW Choir and friends on a beautiful end of term Sharing in June, celebrating who we are and what we've shared this term, and raising funds for Educate & Celebrate. The Marvellous Mike South (of Mike South Photography https://www.mikesouthphotography.com/ ) made this video, and I'm very pleased to share this GLOW Choir … Continue reading GLOW Sharing Video; New Term Soon!
Look after your voice: https://naturalvoice.net/about/look-after-your-voice More about Natural Voice: https://naturalvoice.net/about/more My Natural Voice Teacher Listing: https://naturalvoice.net/practitioner/hannah-rosetristram Natural Voice GLOW Listing: https://naturalvoice.net/choir/glowchoirbrighton How the Natural Voice Network was born: https://naturalvoice.net/about/how-nvn-born
Hello folks! I hope you're all having a good Summer. GLOW choir (a Natural Voice choir for LGBTQ+ people and for Allies) is starting again soon in September, and I'd love to see any of you there to share a sing! Exciting GLOW Choir song menu preparation is currently afoot! The new term's song menu … Continue reading GLOWing Sonic Menu!
Ahoy! My recommendations page has been smartened up and changed about a bit - check out the newfangled listings of an array of wonderful people doing wonderful things, and businesses and charities that make a positive difference. Each listing has links to further information. https://singinglessonsbrightonhove.wordpress.com/good-businesses-i-support/
Hello folks! I hope you're all having a good Summer. GLOW choir (a Natural Voice choir for LGBTQ+ people and for Allies) is starting again soon in September, and I'd love to see any of you there to share a sing! Exciting GLOW Choir song menu preparation is afoot! Current song menu may include: Sunshine … Continue reading Upcoming musical fun – join the GLOW!
One of the many joys of teaching and studying singing, is getting to know songs and music styles in detail, which you might not have previously come across or chosen to listen to in much depth. There's something quite potent about this process of 'sticking with a song' because your role as a teacher/coach/student/choir-member/performer requires … Continue reading Opening Your Ears
Many congratulations to GLOW Choir Brighton for such a jubilant and heart warming End of Term Summer Sharing Event recently. The choir and guest performers gave their all, and it was a beautiful and moving event. We also raised £130 for the charity Educate & Celebrate - well done! Educate & Celebrate work hard to … Continue reading Educate & Celebrate Success!