Author Archives: AndreaSings

About AndreaSings

Jazz singer. Mom. Designer. Non-cook who loves cheesecake and chocolate truffles. Avid Reader, Writer...Love speaking in public. Lives with husband and shiny black Great Dane. Missing my kids.

HI! I’m blogging at a New Location…

Thanks for noticing these posts. I have sent these posts to my new blog at That is where I will post blog content from now on. Hopefully, this streamlining will help me be more consistent. I am not perfect. … Continue reading

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Surviving Survivor’s guilt

Have you ever felt guilty about feeling guilty? Example: We had an old Dodge van that we drove for years while raising our young family, frequently nursing it back to health. I was driving it late one night and instead … Continue reading

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Thoughts Regarding Rainbows

Recently, while substitute teaching a First-grade class, I asked the little students what they knew about rainbows. Immediately many opinions were offered, most having to do with “rain” or “clouds.” One 6-year-old stomped towards me to be heard above the … Continue reading

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Mental Music Mornings

Music flowed in my mind as I woke the other day; I hummed the song, intermittently belting out snatches of random lyrics—“…copper-bottomed tympanis and horse platoons, THUNdering, THUNDERING all along the square…!” It was the tune “Seventy-six Trombones” from The … Continue reading

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Stick With Good Habits– Use Paper Clips

I vowed to drink 8 glasses of water per day; it was going to be my new habit. I filled 8 paper cups with water and lined them up on the kitchen counter. I made a continuous effort to drink … Continue reading

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Spiritual Light Takes Faith

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Jazz Performance Can Make You Brave–as Long as You Show Up

Funny that it takes courage to do something enjoyable…This is me singing at an Open Mic night with excellent, professional jazz musicians. Here’s how it works: Have lead sheets for the songs you want to sing. Walk across the room … Continue reading

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Mike Tyson on Having a Plan

“Everybody has a plan until they get punched in the face.”-Mike Tyson.¹ This quote has a reality that I can identify with. Sometimes the unexpected  turnings of life can “pull the rug out from under you.” That experience leaves you … Continue reading

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P90X and Tony Horton–Changing Mind & Muscle

I’m reading a book by Tony Horton called The Big Picture. I picked it up when I noticed the author, “Hey, it’s that P90X guy…” The only reason I was aware of him was because some of my adult kids … Continue reading

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“Quit the Right Stuff at the Right Time.” I invite you to read a great post by Whitney Johnson on her blog. There are so many wonderful things available to all of us to pursue and dream. It takes wisdom … Continue reading

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