Singer, songwriter, recording artist, and community
builder, David Roth strikes many chords, hearts, and minds with his
unique songs, moving stories, offbeat observations, and powerful
singing and subject matter. David has taken his music, experience, and
expertise to a wide variety of venues in this and other countries over
the last two decades, and his work has found its way to Carnegie Hall;
the United Nations; several Chicken Soup for the Soul books; Peter,
Paul and Mary concerts; NASA’s Goddard Space Center; and ten recordings
on the Wind River and Stockfisch labels. Lately David has been teaching
singing, songwriting, and performance at music camps across North
America, helping people of all ages and levels meaningfully reconnect
with music in their lives
Five books that David still enjoys reading:
Autobiography of a Yogi, Paramahansa Yogananda
Three Cups of Tea, Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin
A Soprano on Her Head, Eloise Ristad
Talking on the Water, Jonathan White
Songwriters on Songwriting, Paul Zollo.
Insight by David Roth
Reuse bags everywhere you go. Eat less meat. Grow something edible in your yard. Buy organic. Buy local. Walk, hike, jog, bike, skate, ski, roll, float, carpool, use public transportation, and less car whenever possible. Recycle everything you can, even things you never thought of recycling before. Support small businesses. Sing every day, especially if you think you can’t. Exercise. Get enough sleep. Drink lots of water. Less TV. Read. Know your neighbors. When you disagree with someone, entertain their point of view for a few moments. Use words carefully. Listen to your body. Be kind. Volunteer. Encourage
Peace from Broken Pieces
How to Get Through What You're Going Through
By Iyanla Vanzant.
New York Times best-selling author Iyanla Vanzant recounts the last decade of her life and the spiritual lessons learned—from the price of success during her meteoric rise as a TV celebrity on Oprah, the Iyanla TV show (produced by Barbara Walters), to the dissolution of her marriage and her daughter’s 15 months of illness and death on Christmas day. Like a phoenix rising from the ashes, Iyanla shares why everything we need to learn is reflected in our relationships and the strength and wisdom she has gained by supporting others in their journeys to make sense out of the puzzle pieces of their lives.
Iyanla Vanzant is the founder and executive director of Inner Visions International and the Inner Visions Institute for Spiritual Development. The author of five New York Times bestsellers and the Inner Visions CD Series—and the former host of the television series Iyanla and co-host of the NBC daytime reality show Starting Over.