“This will be our reply to violence:
to make music more intensely,
more devotedly than ever before.”
― Leonard Bernstein • Did you catch our LIVEcast from last week!?! It was hilarious. I had to stop in the middle of a song due to silly allergies!! Tonight’s Storydwelling LIVEcast with Dr. Caryn Aviv will Be rescheduled due to illness! Stay tuned for further details! Hope you can join us for our #storydwelling with Gabriel Padihla on SUN, MAR 31st!! Lots of amazing guests coming up in this #LIVEonlinewithHeatherlyn series! Please join the group on Facebook! Thank you to our incredible community of support - join in with us in this work to create beauty and share stories that are real, honest, hopeful, humanizing, and cultivating courageous, compassionate curiosity and empathy - Patreon.com/HeatherlynMusic ... #singersongwriter #musiciansofinstagram #behindthescenes #story #livecast #facebooklive #community #patreon #patron
Where I write every morning we’re not on the road. 🙂📝💛🎶#musician #life #practice #write #singersongwriter #musiciansofinstagram #music #behindthescenes #behindthecurtain #spaces #artist #writer
I was thinking today about the people who’ve helped me become a believer in my own being and the beauty I have to offer the world. Conversely, I was also thinking of people who’ve sought to tear me down, diminish my impact, and snuff out my light. ALL of this is painful. Blooming is hard even if it’s what we’re meant to do, what we desire to do. Pruning people and other habits from your life who do not make you come alive can also feel like you’re cutting off a part of yourself, but it ultimately is not only for your liberation. It’s also for the benefit of all others who come alive in the warm life-giving glow of your presence and authentic humanity. We need to own our own narrative and personal power within yet we also need each other. We need true friends who remind us our light, our song, our magic when we forget or find our own selves unbelievable. I’m so grateful to those dear ones in my life. You know who you are. Let’s keep coming alive, dear ones. One step, one breath, one cut, one choice at a time. Come alive! #life #live #selfie #reflection #alive #relationship
Frenz. ♥️ Today, we laughed our asses off, all-the-while conspiring awesome feats and dreams full of music, travel, storytelling, videography, and photography... Stay tuned! #friends #friendship #love #artists #collaboration
A poem in honor of all the incredible womxn in my life. If you’d like to repost, please include credit and tag to @heatherlynmusic 💜#thankyou 🙏🏼 #internationalwomensday #womxn #she #muse #poetry #yourethesong #IWD #iwd2019 #poem #heatherlynmusic
#flashbackfriday • Love the expressions in these kid’s faces! 💓🎶😊 And I miss those pants! Sometimes families hire us to come up to their vacation home and put on a lakeside concert. Listen + Contact HeatherlynMusic.com • #singersongwriter #outdoor #concert #hire #musicians #patron #music #livemusic #musician #musicislife #musiciansofinstagram #musicianlife #singer #songwriter #song #community #minnesota #ff #lakeside
I played my #debut @sofardenver show and had such a blast! I love the #culture being created by @sofarsounds , the #artists and the audience that attends. It’s always a #listening room of folks open to hearing from new artists and many are there with the value and intent to connect into #community. This is what LIVE music deserves. Admittedly, I was skeptical of Sofar Sounds, at first - would be be just another way to exploit singer/song-writers in this already faulty system and society set up for capitalism, consumerism and a celebrity driven culture? Frankly, there are very few intimate listening rooms like this, that I know of, besides the house concerts Jason and I produce ourselves. What Sofar Denver and @brandysachen are doing is redeeming the music scene for me. With my HSP and all, this actually might be the very best way for me to meet other Denver artists. I’m excited to connect into this community and network and I’m grateful. #sofarsounds #singersongwriter #venue #singer #music #livemusic #musician #denver #musiciansofinstagram
“Storydwelling” to us is “cultivating a courageous, compassionate curiosity for ourselves and one another - recognizing the shaping nature of narrative.” In this time together, we seek to practice a posture of deep listening, abiding within the story of our guest!
I have so enjoyed getting to know Dr. Caryn Aviv - @judaismyourway - and hearing her insights into life as a queer woman in Judaism. She has also studied opera and she has a gorgeous voice! She’s teaching me a little Hebrew and we’ll be doing a duet on the show!
Join us for this special episode of #liveonlinewithheatherlyn #storydwelling
Dr. Caryn Aviv (Rabbinic Candidate and Associate Director) has had one foot in academia and one foot in Jewish entrepreneurship for over 15 years. After earning a PhD in sociology and anthropology from Loyola University Chicago in 2002, she taught Jewish Studies and sociology at University of Colorado at Boulder and University of Denver. Caryn served as co-founder/director of research with Jewish Mosaic, and director of Storahtelling Colorado. Caryn has written 3 books, including Queer Jews, New Jews: The End of the Jewish Diaspora, and American Queer: Now and Then. An emerging rabbi, Caryn anticipates getting rabbinic smicha from ALEPH: The Alliance for Jewish Renewal in 2019.
Caryn is excited to be leading the Open Tent B’nai Mitzvah program. She teaches the 2018/19 Year One Wednesday class (starting September 2018) and she is also available to mentor Year Two students. When asked what she loves about working with Open Tent B’nai Mitzah students, she shared “Working with kids on their Bnai Mitzvah journey is one of the best parts of being a rabbi. I love the deep conversations students and I share about the meaning of their lives. I love being a supportive presence and witness as students change and find their way through middle school. It’s a privilege and honor to guide students as they stretch, challenge themselves, and grow into becoming Jewish teachers in their own right on the day of their ceremony. #livecast #facebooklive #storytelling #dialouge #interfaith #singer #online #show
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“Love arises from within ourselves as an imaginative act, a creative synthesis that aims to fulfill our deepest longings, our oldest dreams, that allows us both to renew and transform ourselves.” - Ethel Spector Person
Over a decade ago, when I first began to play out, Jason and I co-produced shows on a regular basis at the wonderful @blacksheepcoffeecafe in St. Paul, Minnesota. These guys were so awesome and good to me. We had fun! Thanks to everyone who came out to those initial shows of ours - you made it happen from the start!! #tt #throwbackthursday #memories #coffee and #music #beginning #musiciansofinstagram #singersongwriter