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01 July 2017

Stars & Stripes

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To move oceans away from home and plant my roots in the soil of our big brother’s homeland (The USA) I didn’t think I would experience that much of a culture shock. Australia has become a little USA itself in regards to our fascination with celebrities and consumerism in film,... Read More
04 June 2017

Whole

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It’s a Saturday, I’m curled up on my comforter with throw rug over me, my MacBook on my lap and today’s co-write stuck in rotation in my head. This week I’ve been hit hard with allergies, but it hasn’t slowed me down. My days have been consisting of arriving at... Read More
29 April 2017

With Brave Wings She Flies

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I’m currently sitting in a car traveling through Kentucky, absent minded and lost in thoughts and heartache. My travel companion Candy jumps into the car and gives me a braclet she just bought me saying “With brave wings she flies”. As I sit down to write this blog, I must... Read More
12 March 2017

Snow In The Spring Time

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It’s 12:13 am, the only time of the day where I can feel the magic in my fingers, songs in my head or a tangle of words, scrambled like a “barrel of monkeys” crying out to be free. I slide into my generously comfortable bed overflowing with inspiration, after capping... Read More
16 February 2017

Open Heart

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It’s currently 11:53 pm on a cold and rainy Valentines day. I tucked myself under my white comforter topped with a faux fur electric throw blanket, and finally, I sigh with a mix of emotions, “I’m ready to write now”. I usually publish my blog on the first Monday of... Read More
05 January 2017

Reflections

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The new year always seems to bring out the best in us. New start, new beginnings and a clean slate. This year I would like to get back on board with fitness and healthy eating, but I say that as I sit in a cafe eating a pastry while I... Read More
05 December 2016

A Tortured Soul

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As I count down my last six weeks as an Australian resident, I am packing bags, sorting out what is important to take and what isn’t. I am so excited and blessed to go on this new journey moving to Nashville, TN. I have found a place to live; have... Read More
07 November 2016

Evolution

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I woke up from somewhere between a dream and a nightmare last week. My skin with clammy with sweat, my heart accelerating as if I was running from the memories flickering in my head. “I don’t want to move to the USA,” my dream leaving one last whisper in my... Read More
12 October 2016

The Head & the Heart

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The Head is stately, calm and wise, And bears a princely part, While down below in secret lies The warm, impulsive heart. – John Godfrey Saxe This blog today is for the free spirits. The ones that no matter how hard we try to go about our day to day,... Read More
05 September 2016

Making Time To Breathe

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To splash on this blank page incredible stories of the last few months, it would look something like a minimalist piece of art. Between life on the road, living out of a suitcase and four months worth of sinus infections last week I finally come to a pause. I broke... Read More
01 August 2016

I Believe

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I often get pulled up by a lot by my friends for being condescending and a little arrogant. My self-righteous belief that we can achieve whatever we want is often the mortar in the concrete that holds the bricks to a very secure a sturdy foundation of my belief system.... Read More
04 July 2016

Making Peace With Peace

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I’m currently writing from a chilled train carriage. Dressed in my blacked knitted poncho with my thick fluffy, woolen, winter coat over my lap. My headphones nestled in my ear playing calm meditation music, drowning the chatter and screams of joy from the children in the seat ahead of me... Read More
06 June 2016

Why Not You?

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Do you know that the cruellest critic you will ever meet is yourself? I have been so nasty to myself over the years. “You’re not good enough”, “You may as well give up”. “You’re never going to achieve that, you’re not (insert successful artist here). Let me tell you something,... Read More
18 April 2016

Finding North

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Let’s make one thing clear. I’m no girls scout leader. If I found myself lost in the woods, I would probably struggle to survive. My map reading skills, no longer developed since my brothers 11th birthday where my Mother set up a scavenger hunt for all his friends across our... Read More
11 April 2016

Top 10 Albums That Impacted My Life

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I was blessed to have grown up listening to some really great music in my younger years in life. My Nanna’s records of Carol King, Carly Simons and ABBA. My Mothers influence was Neil Young, Fleetwood Mac, The Eagles, Crosby, Stills & Nash and The Ozark Mountain Daredevils (I know your totally impressed... Read More
04 April 2016

28 Years & A Few Lessons Later

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This week I celebrated my 28th Birthday. I don’t have the colour to splash or the gems to be-dazzle an ordinary day. The air was fresh. The leaves were falling from the dry brittle trees. The sun beamed an autumn ray, as an icy wind whisked through the holes of... Read More
28 March 2016

La, La, La Not Listening

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Throughout the seasons of your life, I’m sure you have all had many times when you have come across people who feel they know you enough to share their suggestions on how you could be a better person by stating what’s wrong with you. They are everywhere, trolling on Facebook,... Read More
21 March 2016

Worthy

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I have always been a high achiever because I feel the need to prove my worth to people. There I said it. Let’s be real, cut the crap and just be honest. I was never a pretty girl; I was awkwardly skinny with frizzy hair and bottle top glasses. The... Read More
16 March 2016

CMC Awards 2016

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Given the electrifying buzz of coffee and excitement in the production room, you would never know it was a dreary, raining, abnormal Queensland day. It was a Wednesday, and CMC had just arrived in the sunshine state to host the biggest fan-voted music awards in the southern hemisphere, the CMC... Read More
07 March 2016

New Music To Raise Funds For Nashville

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I sit here in the dark under the flicker of a candle light. My MacBook illuminating the outlines of my shaky hands. I gulp down the stale air that has left my mouth dry and dehydrated. I’ve spoken about ego, in my past blogs. I’m an Aries. I’m proud by... Read More
29 February 2016

Vulnerable

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“To share your weakness is to make yourself vulnerable; to make yourself vulnerable is to show your strength.” ― Criss Jami Raised in a creative family, we are all somewhat misfits. The odd ones in a crowd with bottle top glasses, wild thick curly hair, bushy eyebrows and this unknown... Read More
22 February 2016

Three Months Songwriting In Nashville, Part 3

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My infinite passion for discovering creativity goes deeper than the bone. It’s bigger than me! It’s greater than all of us! I believe that spirituality and creativity go hand in hand. If you don’t believe me, I encourage you to listen to that wave of inspiration. Write that book, paint... Read More
15 February 2016

Three Months Songwriting In Nashville, Part 2

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Sifting back through my memories and glorious adventures, I can recall many “almost” victories. I was 15 years old and credited in the top 4 vying for the Nashville Song Search. A 1 in 4 chance of an all expense trip to Nashville, I didn’t win. Toyota Star Maker in... Read More
08 February 2016

Three Months Songwriting In Nashville, Part 1

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The icy July wind blew through the open air platform as I waited for the next Sydney-bound train. Two suitcases with the zippers almost busting, a backpack, a songwriting book, a guitar, and my arm wrapped around one of my best mates knowing that the quick squeeze goodbye was going... Read More
01 February 2016

You Lead, I’ll Follow

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After my time on The Bachelor, I found it difficult to adjust to the real world. My life had changed forever; I had become so in tune with spirituality and myself. I knew what my every heart beat was whispering; I could feel my feet walking a new path as... Read More
11 January 2016

How I Kicked Depression’s Butt!

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We spend most of our lives trying to measure up to be the person that other people approve of, yet we never seem to approve of ourselves. 1 Million Australian’s suffer from depression, suicide being the biggest killer amongst young Australians. My hometown of Gunnedah has bid farewell to 3... Read More
04 January 2016

I Met A Boy

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I was 17, fresh out of school currently attending the College of Country Music in Tamworth and I met a boy. By 17, I was managed by The Pub Group, who had such a strong belief in my potential. Warned many times, “you don’t want to fall in love, you... Read More
28 December 2015

If You Dream It, You Can Do It… Part 2

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Firstly I want to take a moment to wish that you have had a wonderful Christmas. I am currently writing from my home town Gunnedah, but will be traveling across NSW throughout the week! BIGGEST OF CHRISTMAS LOVE xxx If you can dream it you can do it… Part 2... Read More
21 December 2015

If You Dream It, You Can Do It… Part 1

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1992, Kyogle NSW My mother packed up everything that would fit into her tiny little Mazda. My big brother Bradley sat in the front seat with the job of looking after our dog sitting in between his feet and my “job” was to look after the box of $1 tins... Read More
13 December 2015

Welcome to my brand new blog

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It was January, the year 2001. My brothers old barely in tune nylon string guitar sat in the corner against the lemon coloured wallpaper meeting the high plastered ceilings of our old “haunted” federation style home. It had been my closest companion for almost 12 months and despite the terrible... Read More

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