Sound’s story: 1). My journey ‘in’


This is the first excerpt of a series of 7 on the vast and beautiful subject of sound. As a sound practitioner, a lover of music, someone who feels she was saved by music in her youth, a musician, a healer… I am in love with sound. I rely on it. I have a relationship with it. I know myself through it. 17 years ago – which I cannot believe has already passed – I did some deep research which I also taught to groups and at the San Francisco Sound Healing Institute. I have many colleagues who also specialize in this subject, in various countries. We know there is good mischief afoot when we consider sound’s story. May it bring your own story to life in ways that defy logic and ignite passion. Thank you for reading! And so it begins… Clare Hedin.

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Accessing Creativity

Clare Hedin – Artist, Musician, Collaborator, Improvisor – is an expert on creativity and transformative approaches to innovating new ideas. The insights below address the question ‘How do we access our creativity on demand?‘ given to Clare at an advertising industry talk hosted by IPA, 24 March. This is her response. (Email: or BOOK A FREE HALF HOUR CONSULT NOW. Clare can witness your process and help you evolve it in real-time.

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Why grief exists

Why grief exists – some random thoughts and reflections from a conversation.

  • When we are grieving, we are processing loss, along with meaning, values, philosophy, and impact.
  • We restore our joy through experiencing our grief.

If we cannot meet our grief with our full attention, our attention everywhere else can be compromised and distracted… we become partially present. Grief is an oft-resisted invitation to feel fully the honor, the joy, and the loss of a relationship that has changed, and that has changed us, both in its presence and its passing.

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Minus the scream


‘Could you do that set – it’s wonderful… minus the scream?’

intensity is scary, we need pretty

‘I’m very busy… why have you called me?’

I’m uncomfortable, I need to leave now

‘No, you are not a member’

yes we have rules, but they restrict me too

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Even the flowers

There is a beauty that I find in myself

when I am sometimes hurting

… as my attention seeks solace

… as my joy seeks companionship.

I stare at atoms… and see light

I imagine horrors…

and feel the grief of connection

I am reminded that connection is beauty

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