New Book Release: Surrounded by God’s Blue Sky: Christian Affirmations for Chronic Pain

A challenging few months of dealing with the pain of fibromyalgia and my autoimmune disease prompted me to write this book, Surrounded by God’s Blue Sky: Christian Affirmations for Chronic Pain. Every day I was feeling frustrated, anxious, and angry about how much pain I was in. I felt bruised in so many places. IContinue reading “New Book Release: Surrounded by God’s Blue Sky: Christian Affirmations for Chronic Pain”

Free Download of New Musical Piece from Ukulele Expressions: Ocean Adventure

Today I want to share with you one of my favorite pieces from my new book Ukulele Expressions: Ocean Adventure. Dancing Seaweed is in the alternate tuning of Open F Minor which is fCFG# and a capo is placed on the third fret. You can view an example of the piece on my YouTube channelContinue reading “Free Download of New Musical Piece from Ukulele Expressions: Ocean Adventure”

Ukulele Expressions: Ocean Adventure is Available Now!

Instrumental ukulele music that is played with one hand… Dancing seaweed, beautiful jellyfish… Would you like to experience these ocean wonders and sounds? The second book in the Ukulele Expressions series takes you to the ocean where you will have a rich playing experience. The ten musical pieces (Etudes) are designed to increase your fingerpickingContinue reading “Ukulele Expressions: Ocean Adventure is Available Now!”

Free PDF Sample of Ink Sketches for Wellness

I am offering a free PDF sample of my book Ink Sketches for Wellness: Poems on My Life with Invisible Disabilities. You will be able to view three sketches and corresponding poems from the book. The PDF is at the bottom of this post. I created these poems and ink sketches in response to theContinue reading “Free PDF Sample of Ink Sketches for Wellness”

Invisible Disability Poetry with Ukulele

Last year, I started a project but never quite followed through on it. My poem “Death to Noisy Eyeballs” was made into a video as I spoke the words and played the ukulele. Now, I am finally starting a collection. I think anyone who shares the pain, frustration, sadness, and anger over something like chronicContinue reading “Invisible Disability Poetry with Ukulele”

Free PDF Sample of New Book! Perfect for Musicians of All Levels

I am offering a free PDF download of sample content from I Am a Gifted Musician: Affirmations for New Players of Music when you sign up for my monthly newsletter. This will give you a nice feel for the entire book. You will be downloading five illustrations with the corresponding affirmations and journals prompts. IContinue reading “Free PDF Sample of New Book! Perfect for Musicians of All Levels”

New Book Available (Great for New Musicians!)

My latest book is now available. “I Am a Gifted Musician: Affirmations for New Players of Music” is full of color illustrations of various musicians with their instruments, affirmations (positive self-talk statements), and journal prompts for self-discovery. Have you ever felt really down and discouraged as a new musician? Let this book be a motivatingContinue reading “New Book Available (Great for New Musicians!)”

Launching Susan’s SideNotes Newsletter Soon

I would love to keep you up to date on future book releases, available song sheets, playing tips, and fun art content via Susan’s Side Notes, my monthly newsletter I will be launching soon. Sign up today using the button below. I also have a separate page where you can sign up anytime as well.Continue reading “Launching Susan’s SideNotes Newsletter Soon”

Read My Latest Article: The Simple Strategy that Helps me Manage My Medical Care on The Mighty

I recently wrote about managing your medical care and the benefits and how-to’s of color-coding and organizing your appointment notes before you go in to see your specialist. You can read it on The Mighty here. I do hope some of this can help you manage your medical care as well! (The Mighty is aContinue reading “Read My Latest Article: The Simple Strategy that Helps me Manage My Medical Care on The Mighty”

My Recent Articles Published on The Mighty on Chronic Illness

I have become a Contributor for The Mighty and have had two articles published. The first and most recent is The Power of Writing and Sketching About Chronic Pain and Illness. You can find that here: https://themighty.com/2021/08/writing-sketching-chronic-pain-illness/ The article How the Ukulele Brought Magic Into My Life with Chronic Illness can be found here: https://themighty.com/2021/08/ukulele-music-hope-chronic-illness/Continue reading “My Recent Articles Published on The Mighty on Chronic Illness”