The Summerglen Files

Music, Creativity, and Everyday Life at Summerglen Music in Raleigh, NC

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January, the Creative Month

January 7th, 2011 · No Comments

Every year, I hear all kinds of people knocking the month of January. Some say that, now that all the decorations are put away and holiday festivities are wrapped up, January feels dull and bleak and depressing. Others complain that it’s too cold, or that there’s nothing to do. But I think that poor January [...]

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Tags: creativity · holidays · staying healthy

Passing Through Plymouth, Relaxing at Hatteras

October 14th, 2008 · No Comments

Even when you do something you enjoy for a living, you can get burned out if you don’t take breaks. So, this past weekend we took a break…and drove to the Outer Banks! It was a 4-1/2 hour drive each way, but we made the trip last even longer by stopping to check out this [...]

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Mindful, Grateful, Musical

August 26th, 2008 · No Comments

Often, people comment on how fun my line of work must be. After all, I get to “play” for a living! While it’s true that being a musician is a super-cool job, it’s definitely not all fun and games. Like my grandmother said, “The work must be done in order to play.” As an independent [...]

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Tags: creativity · staying healthy

Relaxation Says All is Well

June 27th, 2008 · No Comments

This week has been pretty hectic, one of those weeks where you have an endless list of things to get done, and the more you do, the more you still need to finish. Each day I played music all day, and arranged, and went to networking meetings, and researched for workshops, and came home absolutely [...]

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Tags: staying healthy