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The Tuesday Muse™ –  filmed on May 7, 2013
San Diego, CA.

In this video, Hilary Michels Dunning returns as The Tuesday Muse™.  Hilary is a positive music artist with a deep commitment to wellness.

With Hilary during this episode is her special guest:  visionary thought leader, award-winning author and dynamic keynote speaker, Jan Phillips.  Together they discuss the concept of “If She Can, We Can.”

Jan Phillips is known worldwide for her keynote speaking, workshops and multimedia video presentations.  She creates a unique multi-sensory experience, weaving humor, storytelling, captivating imagery, and music to inspire and ignite insights for life-changing action.  Jan shows people how to access their wisdom, activate their own creative energy and communicate with passion and power.

Her own quest has led her into and out of religious community, across the U.S. on a Honda motorcycle, and around the world on a one-woman peace pilgrimage.  Blending east and west, art and activism, reflection and ritual, Jan’s transformational presentations inspire consciousness and commitment.

She is the author of five books, including “Marry Your Muse,” which won the 1998 Ben Franklin award and the 1998 Athena award.  She has taught in over 23 countries and conducts numerous workshops.

As an artist / activist, Jan’s commitment to spiritual healing and social justice resonate in her work.

Please leave us a positive and helpful comment on Facebook about a situation that you’ve found yourself in when you have felt that “If She Can, I Can!”

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Thank you!

Love, Hilary

The Tuesday Muse™.
Where Creativity Cultivates Wellness.
Create More.  Do More.  Live More. ™



The Tuesday Muse™ – Inaugural video blog filmed on April 1, 2013
San Diego, CA.

In this video, Hilary Michels Dunning is introduced as The Tuesday Muse™.  Hilary is a positive music artist with a deep commitment to wellness.  With Hilary during this inaugural segment is her special guest:  platinum selling positive music artist, global humanitarian and keynote speaker, Jana Stanfield.  Together they discuss the concept of “Staying in Yes.”

Being the first in a series, this video runs a bit longer (10 min.) than what is planned for future installments.  Stay with us on this one, and we promise to keep it shorter next time.  Besides, who ever gets tired of seeing and listening to Jana Stanfield?!

Please leave us a positive and helpful comment below about how YOU are staying in “Yes!”

Thank you!

Love, Hilary

The Tuesday Muse™.
Where Creativity Cultivates Wellness.
Create More.  Do More.  Live More. ™

This year is opening up in a big way. There is a tsunami of movement and energy coming my way. In tandem with this are new lyrics and melodies spilling all over the place! Nothing like the new year to kick things off. I have some really great opportunities to connect with the right people right now, as well as some great shows coming up where I get to connect with all of YOU! Looking forward to seeing you out there and thanks to all of you who have supported me with so much love this last year!

Hi Friends.

How can it be that it’s been almost a full year since my CD Release Concert? In just four more days, I will be remembering where I was standing exactly one year ago: in the wings with my heart pounding in anticipation of walking onstage at Sherwood Auditorium, with a packed house of 350 loved ones in attendance. It was truly the night of nights, and one of the biggest joys of my entire life!

Since that magical night, I forged ahead with lots of zest for performing live. I sang downtown in the Gaslamp at a cool coffee house, had a beautiful house concert, was featured for several consecutive months on themed playlists on the fabulous Women of Substance Radio (, had an incredible birthday performing live as one of 5 select performers invited to sing and play for the first annual Women of Substance Singer-Songwriter Showcase and live webcast up in North Hollywood, and enjoyed spreading the love and sharing my music at many new thought spiritual centers.

As the year went by, I wondered “how on earth did I write and record an entire album of 13 songs, stumble through a few half marathons and sprint triathalons, travel to Asia and other locales with my family, cook dinner, walk the dogs every day and hold down the fort?” Well, it must have been some sort of superhuman surge of creative energy. Since last year, I’ve scribbled on scraps of paper and had some tunes going around in my head, and re-focused my energy back into our home and our now blossoming 8-year old third grade daughter. This is such an incredible time in her life, and there is so much important bonding and learning that we are doing together! I’m glad I’ve been taking the time to invest in her well-being after my attentions were so pulled into the album. It’s paid off and I can see it.

So – what’s next? Well, it’s Fall, and this season is one that always energizes me in a big way. I’m feeling the new flow of energy and getting back out to connect with all of you by playing out more. Stay tuned, and thank you to SO many of you who supported me this year!

See you out there!

Love, Hilary

The writing bug, that is. I get so busy in my life with home-life-health-parenting responsibilities that finding time to cram in some new songwriting can be a challenge. But lately it’s tapping…HARD. There are some new songs percolating that need to come out! Someone is speaking through me and I need to let him / her / it come OUT!

Hilary is the featured “Woman in Music” in Commitment Now. Read full-length feature article in Press section here on this site.


Gearin’ Up

It’s been awhile since my last adrenaline-fueled post (immediately following the release.) After that, took a trip to Carmel for Thanksgiving to hunker down and breathe with my family, then slammed into December and all that it brings with holiday stuff. I did a lot of baking in December and decided to go on The Cookie Diet. (Bad idea.) Once I cleared out the decorations, cleaned up food regimen and got the kid back in school, I focused on what’s next for 2010. For starters, my incredible husband (yes, I am married to Mr. Wonderful) surprised me for Christmas with a KILLER Yamaha CP-33 keyboard. We had a fun shopping trip right before New Year’s to complete the package, and I am now completely geared up with a spankin’ new PA system to go along with it. A one-woman band armed with reverb and an ipod of karaoke mixes of my tunes to run through my sound system to play and sing along to, if I’m in a situation where I’m asked to play solo. Or, I can just do the whole acoustic thing and merely play my keyboard and sing. Even better, and this is what I’m looking forward to the most, is to play again with incredible musicians, in any number of configurations. I’ve already played a couple of private gigs of some small gatherings with my new stuff, and I am loving the freedom it brings me to just show up and perform!

I’m geared up, and ready to roll!

For upcoming shows, please visit my Shows page.

To book me for a gig, please visit my Contact page.

See ya out there!

Love Hil

Thank you to all who came out for the big show on Saturday night!!! Can I just tell you what an incredible night it was for me?? Your energy, your enthusiasm, your support were so infectious that I couldn’t help but have the “night of nights.” Really. I am pumped and ready to get out there to spread the music as far as I can!! I love you all soooo much!!! Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!!!!!



Exactly one week and four hours from now I will be walking onstage to kick off my CD Release Concert!!! We’ve been in rehearsals this week and the band is going to KILL it !! It is going to be a blast and I hope you can all make it!!! I am excited, a bit nervous, and deliriously happy. I am so grateful and incredulous that I get to share my music with everyone!!

Yesterday, (the online edition of More Magazine) ran a feature article on me. Please visit the “Press” section of my website, or go to:

So grateful for some national coverage!