I arise early each morning, when I am not on the road; journal, meditate, walk the dogs with my neighbor and then bicycle. Bicycling is where song ideas and singing happen; as I ride out from my neighborhood onto the various routes I enjoy taking from my home in deep South Austin, Texas.

The song ideas cook naturally and the breathing rhythm of the exercise is ideal for singing. These routines – disciplines if you will – support a natural unfolding of my creative life. I practice staying open to what life has to offer and view the various challenges that come my way as developmental opportunities for personal expansion.

I am blessed with a wonderful and wide community of friends along with a loving family that inspire me deeper into the understanding that “we are all in this together, can’t you feel it to the bone…” (from “Woody Brought the Rain” by D. McBride). I ask in each moment that I might be an instrument for peace and part of the expansion of consciousness that will help humanity; that we all may in turn begin to return to blessing the planet.

Onward, in love and peace to all,

Dana McBride