Meet Sheila. Although she had two loving parents, a roof over her head, and attended school like the rest of us, her childhood was far from “normal”.
Around age 7, Sheila was admitted to a mental institution and placed on pharmaceutical drugs that are now not prescribed to anyone under the age of 25 due to their effect on the brain.
At this young and delicate age, 4 months in such a strange and unfamiliar place can seem like a lifetime. Due to the medication, and these odd circumstances, Sheila’s memory of her past became foggy and in some cases, non-existent.
Needless to say, Sheila endured many difficulties along the journey of becoming who she is today, yet much of her impeccable self-awareness and genuine empathy seem to be a direct result of her seemingly unfortunate childhood (and early adulthood) experiences.
Listening to Sheila speak is like a breath of fresh air and a boost to our level of consciousness. So go check out my latest podcast episode and gather all of the wisdom that she provides.
FULL video interview available on YouTube🎥 (LINK IN BIO)
Audio available on 🎧iTunes (LINK IN @comingcleanwithkylie BIO) / SoundCloud / Google Play Music. Just search “Coming Clean with Kylie Lewis”💫
After posting about my 'Groundup! Not Roundup' draft a ladybird landed on my arm. Its January in ireland so feels a bit premature and vulnerable. And i'm inside. I may be wrong. Either way i felt compelled to share. It flew onto my water glass rim and circled it till iresolved to set it free outside. 🐞🐞🐞🌱 feels like a sign, as they say. 💚 ladybirds are a brilliant natural pest fighter!!! #ladybird#ladybug i feel a sign Coming on. Just asked about it on insect page on FB and told maybeeen hibernatin in christmas tree branch i have on my wall as they like to do that. #wakingup#wakeup#signsoflife#signsofspring#goodsigns#natural#normal#cute
Jamuary #15 - Connected
This one is dedicated to that special moment when you wake up and feel completely present. Nothing has affected you yet and all impressions and thoughts are stronger than usual. I got reminded yesterday of when I experienced this for the first time. It was exactly ten years ago and I was on tour in Brazil with a punkrock band. Only weeks before we left I've had a surgery that almost killed me. So my body wasn't really ready to sleep on floors and play punk shows. I got a minor infection which made me very tired but everything went well. One night we were in Goiânia in a small, really nice venue. I felt a little exhausted so I had a power nap before the show and got woken up by someone who told me we were going on stage in one minute. It was a very surreal experience going straight from sleep to stage. The focus I had was amazing though. It was so intense. There was nothing else. That particular situation is probably unique but, the waking moment and the absolute presence you can feel hopefully happens to everyone once in a while. I will try to grasp that moment as often as I can from now on. Like a quick meditation, first thing in the morning. (or whenever I wake up..) 😬
There is actually a video of the show I'm writing about. I'll post the link in my bio.
Just my #Moog#sub37 and an #Ibanez#delay#pedal here. Simple and focused. Listening more instead of playing more. Also a little reverb from #soundtoys They make some really fiddle-friendly (pun intended) plugins that I use a lot.
Jamuary number 15 now. So happy I'm doing this. I have never released this much material. Thanks again @truecuckoo for starting this. It's really something!