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Slow Your Roll.

What do you do with time? The other day, I tried to remember the first thing I did when I realized that I was "okay." By this, I mean once I was out of the hospital for a minute and had put myself "back together," and was as well ensconced as possible while living in my parents' house at age 35. This was my time. (In case you're curious, I probably planned to buy lip gloss or go to the movies. I love the trailers.) Truth is, I wanted to do as much as I could handle. And I wanted to do those things immediately, in…
Kate Harvie
June 21, 2016
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The Book – My Realest Real

I shared a month and half ago why I was writing a book. I wrote my truth, albeit in an extra concise, marketing-friendly way. And I stand by that piece. It just wasn't complete. You could be curious why I'd write a book about something as scary-creepy-intense as coming back from a brain injury. Here are the motivating factors and my truest, deepest reasons. The following is not intended to make you feel sorry for me or to send you running for the hills of escapist material. I hope you'll read this, share it with your circles, and know that you have my…
Kate Harvie
June 1, 2016
Food for thoughtMusic

Where Would I Be Without Music?

I  started singing for real when I was eight. Someone has the digital evidence of my first lead performance where I must have forgotten that there was an audience as I constantly (there is no tactful or nice version of this) picked a wedgie. No idea if I sang well. My classmates Elizabeth Lacey and Cindy Langmack were off the chain that day. Since then, I've sung a great deal and music is in every way part of my various celebrations and coping mechanism. And the last couple of years have connected me to a series of musicians who have…
Kate Harvie
April 8, 2011