Song of the Month - April 2015

"All You Need Is Love" by the Beatles

I open at least half of my shows with this song. If you've heard me play, chances are you've heard me sing it. Part of the reason is that people know it, they like it and we can sing it together. It's mellow and it gets me in the mood, you might say :)

But what I love most about the song is the message. I am a believer. I believe that love is the answer to any question or challenge facing an individual or the lot of us. Ask Mandela, King, Ghandi. Try it on anything.

For me, these days, the biggest love I'm learning is for my own body. My best and closest friend, who I've been treating kind of like shit for more than 20 years.  Everybody knows I don't smoke or drink anything harder than tea. But I have starved, insulted, hated and abused this body in ways I would never do anyone else. What I am learning to do differently is to make my choices for what I eat, how I move, dress and just AM in this body from a place of LOVE LOVE LOVE.

I'd be willing to bet that for a lot of people, just looking in the mirror and saying, "Hey gorgeous. I love you." (the way I tell my pre-schoolers to do) would be the most difficult thing in the world. But if we could do it, every day and mean it, what or who could possibly stand against us?

CLICK HERE to hear me singing "All You Need Is Love."

Love Lea

PS: And now, to go finish my taxes.