June 2015 Favorite Things

51taK8f2IsL._SY344_BO1,204,203,200_1. Favorite Book: “The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma” by Bessel van der Kolk MD.  This book is amazing!  No person makes it through childhood without some traumatic experiences.  The way we heal through these experiences largely determines how we parent the next generation.


Emily Simon's Eggplant Divine2. Favorite Recipe: Emily Simon’s Eggplant Divine    My friend Emily Simon blew my mind with this red sauce!  It’s a secret sauce she learned from her Italian boyfriend when she was in her 20’s.


61OfQ2imd5L._SL500_AA280_3. Favorite Music: “Todo o Sentimento by Virginia Rodriques”   This artist is one of my favorites and this track is off her newest release called Recomenco.  The melody of this just kills me and I have to hear it several times a day.


Jonatha Brooke and Keb Mo' surprising my workshop students!

Jonatha Brooke and Keb Mo’ surprising my workshop students!

4. Favorite Icy Weekend~ was the fabulous Performing Songwriter workshop we had in the middle of Nashville’s last ice storm!  It was full of amazing surprises and incredibly talented guests! I think we’ll be safe from ice for the next one coming up July 9-11.  It’s going to be mind blowing!


5. Favorite Video “Motherless Child” shot in South Africa in 2006.  Making this video was life changing.  Meeting the dedicated folks at Sparrow was such an honor.  How essential good mothering is for any child. The foster mother volunteers at Sparrow are really like angels on earth.   This film also features some of my husband Bob Sherman’s amazing photographs.  Check out his work at BobShermanPhotography.com.

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