mindygledhill Deep Thoughts at Bedtime:
I keep coming back to this illustration. It's a self portrait by @heyrooney. I follow his feed for his amazing hand-lettering and artwork. His story describing this piece moved me so deeply. He created this in a state of manic depression. He was his signature colorful self on the outside, but hurting on the inside. In his words: "I think a lot of us arrive at this state from time to time. We're done up in pastels. Our cheeks are heart-kissed and sparkling, but we are unhappy." Then he explains how he dug deep to reconnect with his authentic self. It has been an arduous process, but he wouldn't trade it for anything.
That is the price of authenticity. Learning to step into it can feel like stepping into a crucible at times. But it is a refining, metamorphic experience. I've felt this so much over the last few years (maybe decade) as I have been trying to learn how to live out my authentic feelings. It is both terrifying and exhilarating. I still feel like I'm in the thick of it and there are days when I wonder if the challenge of it will ever end. Sometimes it just helps to hear the voices of others who can empathize. #bluerooney
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  •   kearacrystal I hear Ya. My depression was terrible for years, chiropractic care has been my saving grace. Honest to goodness. Saved my life. 8h
  •   mrbuntjer "Breathe" Breathe" sigh... 8h
  •   jetsetcarina I feel like I haven't done enough empathizing. I need to more. 7h
  •   mindygledhill @jetsetcarina Actually, you are the best empathizer I know. You do that so well with all sorts of people. It's one of your many gifts. xoxo 6h
  •   jotholstrom Again you go speaking my heart. My voice empathizes and sings your song with you on this side of the pond. 3h
  •   heidifoss @ananda.y Love these thoughts on authenticity. 1h
  •   radishsored I truly believe that the weight of talent can be tortuous... It just kind of comes with the trade. You give us a beauty in music that can only be found when felt deeply, and he gives inspiring art at the bottom of his well. All is right in the sight of God, all is perfectly so. Thank you for sharing your highs & lows with the world. 59min

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mindygledhill In another life I would be a designer of sorts. Two of my favorite and least expensive ways to breathe life into a room are to add lights and PLANTS. I filmed a live music video at @foxgloveutah last Saturday and I had a mini heart attack over this display. Such a treasure of a place to get wonderful flowers and plants. #provorocks 12h

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mindygledhill I've been dreaming about my travel plans for this summer! I want to hear about yours. What are your favorite destinations? P.S. I'm totally digging this doodle that I came across by @emilie_ahern. Lovely work, Emilie! #travel #wanderlust 17h
  •   elaine.thomas I won't get to go to all the fancy schmancy places everyone else is going. I'm just going to hook up to my little vintage camper and see where we end up. Life is an adventure!! 10h
  •   mindygledhill @elaine.thomas That sounds just perfect. 10h
  •   elaine.thomas @mindygledhill , check out my wall, the 4th photo/video to see what I named it!! 9h
  •   mindygledhill @elaine.thomas Wow! So awesome. Thanks Elaine! 9h
  •   elaine.thomas Thank ya ma'am!! 9h
  •   jenniferhabel We are trailering from Portland to DISNEYLAND! First time for our kids! We will spend a few days at Crater Lake & the Redwood Forest on our way down. I am super excited! 9h
  •   madeleinelamour Love it! 7h
  •   mindygledhill @jenniferhabel Sounds SO freaking fun! 7h

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mindygledhill Over the weekend I got to press "Play" at @rewindexchange in #Provo to do a live performance video amidst the awesome displays and racks of vintage clothing. They provided me with these killer vintage boots and dress by @janicelovescats and I loved them so much that I ended up buying them. #provorocks #downtownprovo @downtownprovo @provocity 21h

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mindygledhill Makes me so happy when you share your art with me! This cool graphic was created from a line in my "Whole Wide World" song by @seekatesew. Looks rad, Kate. Thanks for sharing! 2d
  •   _ohabigail I love that song x 2d
  •   summmerwalk Love this song 2d
  •   nmastracola Okay, I need to make this a thing in my bedroom right now. Love it! 2d
  •   kallisundwall Sang that song 2d
  •   lisa_winger Your songs have such great meaning... love the wording. I use all the time with my daughter "little girl with great big plans," I am hoping this will be an inspiration to her. 2d
  •   cmccarthy2868 One of my favorite running songs! 2d
  •   lisacmcarthur That song is one of my faves!! Such a great anthem for women and girls everywhere!! Thx for sharing your talent @mindygledhill 2d
  •   seekatesew It was such a treat to meet you and hear you live! Thanks for the inspiring lyrics! 24h

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mindygledhill "Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten."
- Neil Gaiman, Coraline
Thanks to @pioneerbook for letting me film a live performance in their store today.
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  •   raincoyote "I still read fairy tales and I like them best of all." -Audrey Hepburn 3d
  •   brianpatchett Are you in the Ghostbusters library? Watch out for old ladies floating in mid-air... 3d
  •   thisrenaissancegentleman Bookstores and you @mindygledhill always remind me of uncontrollable laughter. :-D 2d
  •   jonnylaw "Shhhh listen!...do you smell something?" 2d
  •   mindygledhill @brianpatchett @jonnylaw Haha! Seriously. 2d
  •   colleenh11 I love that place. 2d
  •   sarahtyau Mindy! I was so excited you performed at snap! I wanted to come say hi but making that sang floral crown took all of my time at the party! you always give it your best when performing and you sing with your soul! I love you!!! 2d
  •   sarahtyau *dang. dang auto correct! 2d

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mindygledhill I know a lot of people are visiting #Utah right now for graduation. Do yourself a favor and go visit @block100antiques in #Provo while you are here. The owners, Russ and Sharon Evans, are the nicest people on the planet. They were kind enough to let me film a live performance in their store yesterday. I would build a room onto the back and live there if I could. #provorocks 3d
  •   block100antiques Mindy filled the store yesterday with sunshine and grace. Everyone in the store asked where the little red bike was located? Memories give us our road map to life. I rode mine again yesterday in her wonderful lyrics. @steeleladylove you always have a place in the store. Sometimes I think I hear you playing back there! 3d
  •   unhingedut Love you guys! 3d
  •   mindygledhill @unhingedut You know how I feel about you guys. ️ I'm coming by this afternoon! 3d
  •   borupkim I wondered what happened to those guys. I miss evan's frontier house on state street. I had no idea about the antique store. I've been in downtown Provo the last two days doing Bijou Market. 3d
  •   iamcrystalbeutler We just passed each other out in front of Station 22!! 3d
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  •   todayisamiracle @mindygledhill @block100antiques they are seriously the nicest people ever! And their store?! So incredible. 3d

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mindygledhill Spent the day making a series of simple, live music videos of my songs to share with you soon. We did one for "Trouble No More" on my bus. Fun times with @extrakilometre and @darentsmith. Stay tuned! 4d

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mindygledhill Excited to play at the @charmingdetails party at @snapconf tonight! Practicing. #snapconf #littleredbike 5d
  •   aprilsullivan This is the best song ever!! 4d
  •   margaretbanana Favorite song! :') 4d
  •   jubileericciotti I adore this song. One of my absolute favourites that you have written! 4d
  •   jotholstrom You and your red bike cracked my soul wide open today. Had to hold back the river of tears amongst all the meat at the gym while listening That my love is the song of FREEdom. It's feather light. #onrepeat all day. Thank you. Thank you. 😇 4d
  •   mindygledhill @jotholstrom Thank you sweet Jo! 3d
  •   mindygledhill @rynofree23 I try to steer clear of most people who blow their own minds. But thank you! 3d
  •   rynofree23 @mindygledhill You and me both. That genuine perspective is what makes you and your sweet music so special. Have a great day Mindy! 3d
  •   classycozmetics You were wonderful!!!!! 2d

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mindygledhill Wisdom on a wall. 5d

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mindygledhill I've been wanting to feature more of your fan art on my feed. I came across this very lovely work by @happyres and I have to say, it's an honor to be the subject of someone's art. Sending you my love and thanks, @happyres! #musicmonday #fanart (I'm pretty sure this came from a photo you took of me, @justinhackworth!). 1w

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mindygledhill This August will be the five-year anniversary of my "Anchor" album. I'm cooking up some really cool ways to celebrate! Stay tuned. #musicmonday (Photo by @bluelilyphoto). 1w

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mindygledhill They say where one road ends, another begins. But sometimes, it doesn't. So you choose to either explore the wilderness or fire up the ignition on your bulldozer and starting making your own road. You could also just sit there and wait for other people to build new roads for you. The latter is not for me. 1w

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mindygledhill We did the Las Vegas Spartan Super today! I've been training for like 3 months. Ryan trained for like 3 minutes. (Geez, @ryan_gledhill!). It was actually a lot of fun. Nine miles through desert hills with 30 obstacles. The only one messed up was the javelin throw (missed the dumb target), which cost me 30 burpees. Who's down to do another @spartanrace with me? (Thanks to our trainer, @jillkfitness!). 1w

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mindygledhill Flashback Friiiiiiday!!! "I'm a feather in the wind . . . " 2w

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mindygledhill Yesterday I had the honor of being the music time guest at @chrysalispreschool in #provo, #utah. Sweetest little pre-school there ever was. Teacher, @wendyahlman (right) is amazing with these kids. They are studying insects right now, so I strapped on my butterfly wings, sang Doris Day's "Be My Little Baby Bumble Bee" and read a story about Miss Spider. Best gig I've had all year. Many thanks for letting me come! 2w

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mindygledhill I love this old garage in #provo, #utah. These would be the kind of windows I would build a house with if I could. #industrialwindows 2w

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mindygledhill I pretty much want everything at @block100antiques in #provo. It's my happy place. But right now, I mostly want this vintage #Hodaka dirt bike. So don't buy it, ok? I'm saving up. (And don't tell the owners that I sat on it). 2w

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mindygledhill "Doo, doo, doo, lookin' out my back door!" #utah #snow 2w

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mindygledhill Spent the afternoon with my mom. On her way to meet me she called from her cell phone and said "My watch is broken and I have no idea if I am running late." I reminded her that she could check the time on her cell phone and then smiled to myself. (Can't help but think of the White Rabbit in "Alice in Wonderland."). I hope she never stops wearing a watch. Or her purple, velour sweats. I forced myself to talk about hard things with my mom today. We don't do that very often. About ten seconds into losing all of my emotional composure, she stopped me and said "You don't need to struggle through this. Just say what you are feeling. I am with you." That really meant a lot. I wouldn't normally share something like this on here but I think that sometimes we don't give our parents enough credit. At least, I probably don't. Thanks Mom. 2w
  •   britneywd Thank you for sharing that....love. Just love 2w
  •   pmurraymusic Amazing and beautiful 2w
  •   kr_romm moms are divine. 2w
  •   jotholstrom This warmed my heart and soul. 2w
  •   aprilsullivan She is beauty personified! 2w
  •   faymerrr I want to be like your mum. Thanks for sharing. 2w
  •   sargarc That is amazing. I am working on being that kind of mother. :) 2w
  •   whimseylane Awesome!! 9h

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