We Are Everyone: A Mental Fitness Journey Through Music with Cecily – Part 1

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“How do I use my voice to enable others to find healing in some way?” Cecily, a musician, writer and healer, joins We Are Everyone for a special two-part discussion on the power of discovering your voice and silencing that inner critic. In this episode, she shares her journey as a vocalist and songwriter including how shifting her focus to music allowed her to explore new ways to bring people together and the themes that she portrays through her work.


Guest Social Media Links

Website – http://cecilymusic.com/ 

Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/cecilyalexa/ 

Twitter – https://twitter.com/CecilyAlexa 

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/CecilyMusic 

YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/user/CecilyMusic 

Key Takeaways

2:33 Cecily tells us about herself and her mission

5:45 Words on patience

7:00 Cecily gives us her definition of mental fitness

10:00 Cecily shares her art inspirations and her journey from political science to healing music

13:16 How Cecily’s conceptualization of love and her latest album were framed by studying three of the most popular books ever created on love 

17:30 Cecily tells us how learning the themes of healthy love carried over into her music and her overall life purpose

19:20 Jenn reminds us of love and all its forms, and how that plays into mental wellness

21:59 Cecily tells us how the the dynamics of being an artist online and in the world affect and contribute to a self love journey


Music Mentioned

Songs of Love and Freedom – http://cecilymusic.com/music/songs-of-love-and-freedom/ 

Awakening PT. 1 – http://cecilymusic.com/music/awakening-pt-1/ 


Books Mentioned

The Mastery of Love: A Practical Guide to the Art of Relationship: A Toltec Wisdom Book – Don Miguel Ruiz  https://www.amazon.com/Mastery-Love-Practical-Relationship-Toltec/dp/1878424424 


The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom (A Toltec Wisdom Book) – Don Miguel Ruiz https://www.amazon.com/Four-Agreements-Practical-Personal-Freedom/dp/1878424319 


How to Love (Mindfulness Essentials) – Thich Nhat Hanh



All About Love: New Visions – Bell Hooks



Quotes Mentioned

“How do I use my voice to enable others to find healing in some sort of way?”

“Really looking at the reasons why you’re on this earth, and being able to find your voice [that early] is really beautiful.”

“Mental fitness is a continuum.”

“Mental fitness is retraining yourself out of your continuous mental critic”.

“How can I replace this negative self critic with someone who is more compassionate, more kind, more patient, more reassuring..”

“I always wanted to be the kind of person to bring people together and to build people up.”

“You have to choose love in every moment”.

“You learn that any type of vitriol has to be an automatic response. No, that’s something completely within my control”.

“All human beings learn a lot about what love is supposed to be through the media. As a black woman who makes soul music, it’s my job to carry all these themes that are changing my life, through music.”

“Media is BS a lot of the time, but music is coming from the soul.”

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