Songwriter – Educator – Inspirer

  • Francesca de Valence in Paris

    What I Love Most About Paris

    I've lost track of the number of times I've visited Paris. And to list my favourite things might end up being a very long list. But it would be fair to say that some of the most strikingly unique experiences I've had, have been [...]

  • House concerts in Brisbane

    The Gathering – Soul-filled house concerts

    Many thanks to my subscribers for asking more questions about The Gathering. These are like house concerts, but so much more than that... The Gathering is a unique and intimate event bringing together the qualities of a dinner party, music concert and spiritual circle [...]

  • Human energy is like sound energy – How to get in tune with yourself

    Being In Tune Is Key More than ever, the past few years have presented us with so many opportunities to be pulled in multiple directions. I feel this is fair to say with life in general. But it seems like the opportunities have really [...]

  • The music industry never seemed to be about guiding and supporting musicians to thrive, so what will support you being a musician in 2022.

    A unique approach to being a musician in 2022: Live the light don’t fight the dark

    The past 18 months have been a revealing time for everyone on this planet - both personally, and globally. And especially so being a musician.A torch has been shining on various aspects of the world’s structures and systems allowing people to see more clearly what’s [...]

  • The New Paradigm

    I did something a week ago that I could never have imagined doing even a month ago. A lot happens in a month! From a very young age, I had been conditioned to see things in a certain way. Maybe you can relate. I had [...]

Creating New Holiday Traditions

2 years ago, I started a new little Christmas tradition. After my dad died, I made a crystal clear decision to no longer buy into the commercialism of Christmas gifts (somehow those events felt connected), and instead dialed up my desire to have rich experiences and connect with awesome people each holiday season. So from my Airbnb in Paris, I offered out to the universe (really, just my mailing list) 10 conversations with people via Zoom. That was all. [...]

Fuel Up to Level Up – How you Can be a Conscious Co-creator in this New World

A hot topic of conversation that is coming up with creative people that I’m talking to right now is - feeling a sense of burnt out. It appears there is so much personal energy spent outputting - reacting to opportunities that come up, saying yes to things because they sound great or need to be done - and it feels like life is a constant ‘reaction’ or ‘response’ to these things. There also appears to be a lack of energy [...]

Leadership for Creatives in the New World

Do you want more for yourself and others and this world? Are you a NEW WORLD LEADER? As a musician, artist, creative, entrepreneur on your career path, there is an essential element of leadership involved in having that career. There is no defined career path. You have to lead it in many ways. A lot of other careers have a ladder you can climb up, a path that’s predefined in many ways. You finish studying, join a graduate program for [...]

How To Access Creative Joy – A Simple Tool To Keep You Open

Over the last month, I have received so many messages from songwriters calling for help. They are saying things like “I just don't feel great” or “I’m not in a great space right now”. They’re also telling me they haven't written songs in months, maybe even years, and they know that they want to be doing this again. I really empathize with them. I feel for them. I’ve felt like this before. But I don’t anymore, and haven’t for [...]

I Can’t Write Songs (Because I’m Not Talented Enough)

One of the most disheartening things I hear from people who want to be songwriters is: “I can’t write songs because I’m not talented enough.” This breaks my heart. These people have a belief that they don't have the talent to write songs. Let’s talk about talent. Growing up I was often told I was talented, “Francesca, you’re so talented. You’re a talented pianist, talented violinist, talented musician, singer...”. And in many ways, being a ‘talented’ child became a [...]

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