I'd love to share with you this video even though I run a lot of insecurity about it because it is far from "perfect". But... this is exactly the reason why I am sharing it - it is a lived experience and evidence of everything that Wild Mama is about.. Here's a bit of a backstory. I'm working on a secret project at the moment and I needed a theme song for it, so I'd been playing around with some chords. So it happened that Kenneth Berentzen visited us at New Eden - Center for Personal Transformation, and so I got the extra motivation to maybe finish the song and collaborate with him on a video. And so this song was written in a couple of hours on a meadow, guitar strapped over my shoulder, following my son as he was having his morning playtime. What you see in the video is maybe 3rd or 4th time I play the full song in one take. Does it need work? Yes. And that will come. But I love the rawness of it and I'm super grateful to Ken for awesome footage. "Wild Mama Way" is a way of "good enough", it's a way of doing things that light me up whenever and however I can, in the little spaces in between "daily life" and taking care of my son. It's a way that actively breaks my addiction to perfectionism and it challenges my fear of showing myself exactly as I am in the moment. It's a way of courage, vulnerability, desire and truth. It's a way of the Heart. It's a way of Love. Visit: wildmama.nl
Surrender - Paulina Bolek
Well, it doesn't get any more authentic than this: after yoga, no makeup, bed-hair, and my original song recorded in a spur of the moment with a phone ;) Couple of years ago I had a good writing streak but I was keeping the songs private thinking that they soon would have been recorded on my debut album that I thought I was then recording. In the end the project fell through but the songs stayed. Maybe it's time to bring them back to life and share them with you ;) Music & Text: Paulina Bolek
Paulina Bolek & Baydir Hoefsmit cover "Run Away" for 79 Days Of Duchenne *BONUS VIDEO!*
My 7-year-old brother, Jacob, was diagnosed with Duchenne, an extremely fatal muscle disease that affects 1 out of 3,500 boys. Currently there is not a cure, and life expectancy is between the ages of 18-25--we are literally in a race against time. I recently wrote "Run Away" for my brother Jacob, and for ALL boys with Duchenne. I donated "Run Away" in its entirety to CureDuchenne.org. My goal is to bring major awareness to Duchenne and stop its destructiveness. In this regard, the number 79 is significant: there are 79 exons in the dystrophin gene (dystrophin is missing in the body of a child with Duchenne) I'm using that number to hopefully gain the vital awareness we need for this disease. For the next 79 days, every single day I will release a different video of a person performing "Run Away" in their own unique way. 79 talented and caring individuals have decided to be a voice for these young men and to help ALL run far, far away from Duchenne muscular dystrophy...Forever!
WTF Open Space; Acceptance, Paulina Bolek 4/5
An evening about accepting and embracing everything that we are including our dark sides. Held at Knowmads Business School the 7th of January. There will be a two day festival in April: https://www.facebook.com/events/162286214138786/ More info soon. www.knowmads.nl If you like Paulina's songs: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YzQQMahp5qE&list=PLmidGd169gdRqJ8b_eKGC5Zxu0K4deyYm&index=4