Great Memory with Jennifer O’Neill in NYC

It is a small world, as I got to meet Jennifer O’Neill at Christian Women in Media back in 2013 in NYC and hear about how she married an old friend of mine who manages Douglass Corner in Nashville where I had my first showcase as an artist back in the 90s. Her Christian testimony is one I will never forget, as she shared how they put God first in their dating relationship and how He has blessed their marriage as a result.

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My Latest Radio Interview on NYC’s “Fuel for the Spirit”

HERE is a link to a radio interview I did from Nashville last month with a host out of NYC by phone. I just got permission to share it. I spoke from my heart. She wanted to talk about my life, music, testimony and tips for women from my book ‘Happiness No Man Required,’ which is really more about God’s faithfulness in my life than anything, including any man.

I just listened to it for the first time, and even I was touched hearing it. I thank God for the life He has given to me and for the testimony He has given me, and for the music they played on air and the blessing of working with such a good host affiliated with PBS and The Mission NYC.

Every song is also a gift. She played snippets of “This Train is Bound for Glory,” Pickin’ Bluegrass in the Backyard,” which I wrote for my grandfather, and my song, “Walkin’ in the Light” written for victims of crimes against humanity in America.

Hope you enjoy the interview!

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It’s a Happy Spring in Nashville

I am right at home here in Nashville again surrounded by creative people, including a new talented person who has my red hair back to its original, vibrant color! 
 
I will be beginning my first day of outreach here with my nonprofit organization this weekend, and I am now attending early morning classes at Lifetime Fitness for Core, Pilates, Strength, Flow and Zumba—with early morning classes beginning between 5:00 and 6:00. 
 
As a health coach, I am proud to share that I have honestly never been in better shape in my adult life (notice, I did not say entire life)—and have been experimenting with the keto diet, opting to eat more protein and less carbs and high glycemic fruits and vegetables that turn to sugar for the most stamina and best health. I am no longer at all concerned about my age, as the instructors and attendees of my classes have inspired me to be the best I can be at any age. I no longer want to remain just thin but be both strong, flexible and thin–this reminds me of my years growing up twirling the baton and being a cheerleader and competing in competitions. I feel I have a long way to go to catch up with the other women in my classes but have only just begun and am not giving up.
 
Every day is filled with creativity, and I have never been happier in my life. I moved to Nashville at age 17 and began working on Music Row with appointments in country music even back then. I landed publishing deals and major production deals by the time I was 19…but figured when I left for NYC in the 90s and then moved out to CA that I would never be back to Nashville. Well, the city has all changed, and, surprisingly, I have total peace that it is right where I belong. The new gym is so much nicer than Equinox in NYC with hundreds of classes and only organic food and ingredients in the smoothie bar and restaurant. Fitness is my new addiction!
 
I worked out to myself this morning to ME , as I ran on the treadmill listening to my latest bluegrass CD in its entirety for just under 50 minutes. It definitely made me run faster!
 
I’m not missing NYC one bit and loving every day of life here. For the first time population in Manhattan has gone down while Nashville just keeps coming up. I have met many people who have just moved here from NYC and love it far more. So do I.  After so long, it is good to be back home again.
 
 
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