Personal Development

How I Landed My Dream Job and How You Can Land Yours, Too

How I Landed My Dream Job and How You Can Land Yours, Too

By Pauline France One of the first questions people ask upon meeting me is, “How did you land your dream job at Fender?” It’s generally followed by, “Did you know anyone there?” The short answers are resilience, and no. For the longer answer, keep scrolling. […]

“Una Guitarrista Prodigiosa” – Check Out my Interview in Visión Magazine

“Una Guitarrista Prodigiosa” – Check Out my Interview in Visión Magazine

I had the honor of being interviewed in the March/April 2016  issue of Visión, featuring Ximena Zariñana on the front cover. Visión is a print and online publication delivering global news on the music scene in Spanish, and I just discovered the interview I did […]

Pianist Shows us How to Respond Gracefully When Something Goes Wrong on Stage

Pianist Shows us How to Respond Gracefully When Something Goes Wrong on Stage

We’ve all had something go unexpectedly wrong on stage – tripping over a guitar cable, smacking your face with the microphone, etc. But as the saying goes, it’s not what happens to you, but rather how you respond that matters, right? Brazilian pianist Eliane Rodrigues […]

Yoga of Guitar in Acoustic Guitar Magazine

Yoga of Guitar in Acoustic Guitar Magazine

Earlier this year I attended a somewhat unconventional type of yoga class, the Yoga of Guitar, and it’s an understatement to say it changed my life. Josh Brill, the instructor, taught me how to use my guitar as a means to meditate and achieve mindfulness, […]

Taylor Swift Writes Songs, I Write Poems

Taylor Swift Writes Songs, I Write Poems

Here’s a poem I wrote maaaany years ago when I was in college and someone tried  to dull my shine. Little did I know at the time that it was a blessing in disguise. I’m Incandescent By Pauline France It’s funny how, what people love […]

Life Coach Saves Metallica From Breaking Up. He Deserves a Hug.

Life Coach Saves Metallica From Breaking Up. He Deserves a Hug.

Imagine a world without Metallica. That would be really sad. via GIPHY When the band recorded their album St. Anger in 2004, they nearly imploded. It’s when they sought out the help of life coach Phil Towle. Both Lars Ulrich and James Hetfield have said […]

It’s All Written in The Stars

It’s All Written in The Stars

The other day I was basking in the joys of spring cleaning, when I stumbled upon an envelope dating back to 1993. I was about to shred it, but I did a double take when realized I had a treasure in my hands. The recipient […]

Why You Should Stop Complaining About Mondays

Why You Should Stop Complaining About Mondays

This morning, my Facebook feed was inundated with people complaining about it being Monday. It was depressing. I get it, though. Complaining about Mondays and living your week yearning for Fridays has become as commonplace in society as discussing weather during small talk. It’s embedded […]

If You Want It, Just Ask

If You Want It, Just Ask

A few years ago, I walked confidently into a Starbucks brimming with a smile. When I placed my order, I said assertively, “I’ll take a Venti Iced Americano on the house.” The barista stared at me half bewildered/half bedazzled, nodded, then smiled, and said “Yes! You got […]

My Childhood in 12 Songs or Fewer

My Childhood in 12 Songs or Fewer

You know that song that you listen to, and it immediately transports you to a certain place and time? That’s precisely what this list is about… It’s a list of songs that, early on, helped shape and define my musical taste, interests, and ultimately my career […]