Erica Diamond and Melissa Lauren
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This week on Finding Your Bliss, Life Coach and Bliss Expert Judy Librach is joined by Erica Diamond!

Teaching people globally how to prioritize self-care, Erica Diamond is a Certified Life Coach and Certified Yoga & Meditation Teacher, Lifestyle and Parenting Correspondent on Global TV Montreal, Professional Speaker, Host of The Erica Diamond Podcast, Course Creator of Busy To Bliss and The Burnout Rescue Blueprint, Author of the new bestselling release List Your Goals Journal, and Founder & Editor-In-Chief of the Award-Winning Lifestyle Platform® (previously®).

Erica Diamond has been named to the coveted list of The Top 20 Women in Canada, FORBES Magazine’s Top 100 Sites for Women and a Profit Hot 50 Canadian Company. Erica is a busy mom of two teen boys and a die-hard music lover.

Also on the program, we have singer/songwriter Melissa Lauren!

Melissa Lauren wants to be heard. And not just because of My Voice, her dazzling new jazz-pop crossover gem. The singer-songwriter’s third album is her most accomplished to date, and yes, you bet she wants it to be heard. But her mission is larger than that. As Lauren explains, if there’s an overarching theme to the new album’s 11 songs —a mix of originals and thoughtfully selected covers all expertly helmed by producer, mixer, and multi-instrumentalist Tyler Emond (Tyler Shaw, Alessia Cara, Matt Dusk) — it’s “the boundaries that get in the way of communicating.”

And nothing brings the boundaries quite like a lockdown triggered by a global pandemic, during which Lauren and her musician husband Nathan Hiltz were marooned at home together, forced to contemplate themselves and each other as the comfortably distracting routines of daily life evaporated. Yet by candidly distilling the experience into her songwriting on My Voice, Lauren has created an album that serves as a musical touchstone for anyone struggling to articulate the challenges, good and bad, of managing close relationships during difficult times. Call it a sonic roadmap.

Two previous solo albums, 2015’s Your Mess and 2012’s The Other Side, gathered universal acclaim, leading to marquee performances across Canada and around the world, including (but not limited to) Folk Alliance International, the Halifax International Jazz Festival, and the New Skool Rules Festival in the Netherlands, plus concerts in Eastern Europe. Additionally, her voice was featured on five tracks by Montreal electronic producer Hibernate, one included on a compilation by British dance pioneer Paul Oakenfold. Yet despite these many disparate potential avenues for success, Lauren’s focus remains squarely on her own voice, brilliantly showcased on My Voice.

Click on this link to listen to “My Voice” by Melissa Lauren on Spotify:

And click on this link to listen to “Insensitive” by Melissa Lauren on Spotify:

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