Spirit of Oya

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post title background Pledge to Love You … by Living from Your Heart

Here’s an idea I try my best to live by: It’s not about what you do, but why you do it. And I’ve been thinking about this concept a lot as I offer up my latest song “Pledge to Love You” and consider how it applies to our careers and our life’s work. If your “dream job” comes from the heart and also embodies your life’s purpose, you will be fulfilled and feel gratified while doing this job. When you think about your own “dream job,” consider this: Would you do it even if you did not get paid for … Continue reading »

post title background Making a “Pledge to Love You”

As we nestle into the heart of wedding season, my team and I decided that putting out “Pledge to Love You” — the second song from my Spirit of Oya album — would be a great idea. And this got me thinking about this particular song and what inspired me to write it. When other people hear this song, they think of a beautiful wedding song, one that commemorates the loving commitment they make to the man or woman of their dreams. While that is definitely a big part of what was in my heart when I was writing the … Continue reading »

post title background Live Your Dreams

I meet so many people who have given up on the dreams they had as little kids, because they have been repeatedly told those dreams are crazy, or that living them out is not realistic. They have been brought down by those who have told them they need to lower the bar for what they can imagine and achieve in order to avoid disappointment. But I have personally come to discover that there is no such thing as a crazy dream. And it has become one of my greatest missions on earth to share my own experiences with others to … Continue reading »

post title background What is Success?

We’re given a lot of mixed messages about what it means to be successful in our lives. And many of us want to – and even feel pressured to – succeed in everything we do. “Success” is a concept that’s incredibly important to me, and that’s why I wanted to take a moment to talk about what it means to me personally … and how you can turn your own quest for success into a positive, driving force in your own life. First of all, let’s look at the official definition of “success:”  According to The Oxford Dictionary, success is … Continue reading »