Each Month, I Answer the Call to Speak from Someplace Deeper in Me,
To Someplace Deeper in You.
Welcome to the Living the Deeper YES blog
Here I hope you will find a deeper exhale.
It’s a safe place to stop and consider that the challenges that show up on the surface of our lives CAN be doorways inward, to bring us to a more profound way of understanding the beauty and wonder that is within us and all around us, all the time, if only we will dare to really look.
In 2016, I lost a close friend, Marie Pechet. She was a rare breed of cancer patient: the kind who decided to keep finding the beauty, and who, through that purposeful search-and-discovery, outlived her 12-month life expectancy and instead stayed, parenting, partnering, loving, blogging and touching hearts on this planet for nine amazing years.
As she approached her final days, she asked me if I would write her last blog entry, after she was gone. I told her I’d be honored, but what I’d really love to do was to compose twelve entries. I felt called to compose one for each of the twelve months of that first year after her death, because I could sense that her extensive community–and I–could benefit from a chance to grieve and grapple together instead of apart. She was touched, gave me her blessing to blog in her honor, and I embarked on a year of stopping twelve times to feel, to ponder, and to write from the heart, to a truly lovely and extensive collection of Marie’s fans, family, and followers.
What I didn’t expect was that this creation would become something I would look forward to with great anticipation every single month. Whadayaknow? Turns out I love to blog, and to do so most especially for an audience that appreciates depth over flash, and authenticity over…well…all else.
I invited my 1000+ Song-of-the-Month followers from my life as a composers/performer through CustomCraftedSongs.com to merge with the folks who had been following Marie, and then me, in her footsteps. I did this right around the time I made my own dream come true and released the book that shares the name of this blog: Living the Deeper YES.
And what emerged is the blog you are reading now. It took its shape from this:
In my life as a life coach, I find I am asked questions all the time that feel universal, valuable, and worthy of a deeper response. When my book came out, I started getting even MORE questions from those hungry for a deeper answer.
This blog, then, is your questions, my answers – channeled from someplace deeper – and a little song to tie it together and top it all off.
Thanks for reading. Feel free to submit a question or two of you own. I like to think of the blog as “Dear Abby But Deeper,” with a little soulful guitar and vocals in the background.
The bigger question, though, no matter what form it comes in is always essentially this:
Is more possible? More depth? More wonder? More joy?
And the answer, I promise–always, if you let it, lands here:
— Anna Huckabee Tull
a song for you
Since the blog entry to follow is inspired by a question, here is a rather unusual original composition of mine, about the what can happen when you dare to reach out, and to ASK.
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