Embrace Your Nonlinear Path

Life isn’t really linear, but we’re brought up to believe that it’s supposed to be. We’re conditioned to think that after our schooling years we need to go to university and get a degree, then after we graduate we have to get a job in what we majored in, and …

How to Discover What Your Dream Might Be

If you’ve followed my writing and work for some time now, you may have come across this question (or similar variations): If time, money and energy didn’t matter, what’s one thing that you must do in your life such that when you look back at the end of it, you …

MaryAnn Sings: “Everybody’s Changing” by Keane

This year has been one of uncertainty and change on a global scale, and thus affects each of us personally. Working from home, social distancing, wearing a mask everywhere we go, and having our freedom of worldwide suddenly reduced and restricted… all of these have had different implications for everyone, …

MaryAnn Sings: “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For” by U2

As a seeker, this song is my perpetual anthem. I’ve taken steps to fulfil some of my biggest dreams, and I have new dreams to fulfil. My dreams have led me to experience life in places around the world, but I haven’t seen enough. I’ve climbed mountains and crossed oceans …

MaryAnn Sings: “Wonderwall” by Oasis

“And all the roads that lead you there are winding, And all the lights that light the way are blinding…”   In the journey of walking your own path, going your own way, and fulfilling your biggest dreams, each road is long and winding, and the lights that are supposed …

MaryAnn Sings: “I Hope You Dance” by Lee Ann Womack

This song embodies my wish for you, that you live your life in the best way for you, that you pursue what is meaningful and worthy as a purpose for you, that you live your life without regret.   We live in an age where influencers and advertising constantly sell …

MaryAnn Sings: “Blowin’ in the Wind” by Bob Dylan

I’m supposed to be in Finland now attending an artist residency and continuing my work on “Project: 100 Dream Trees” (maryannloo.com/100dreamtrees), but because of the pandemic and travel restrictions and the messiness going on now in the world, the opportunity has been postponed indefinitely, and I’m stuck here in Singapore …

MaryAnn Sings: “Life for Rent” by Dido

“I haven’t ever really found a place that I call home… I never stick around quite long enough to make it.”   From the get-go, this song speaks of me and my life.   I’ve never truly found a place I belong, also because I never quite stay there long …

MaryAnn Sings: “Fall At Your Feet” by Crowded House

I fell in love with this song since the first time I heard it, more than 10 years ago in my mid-20’s. I think the hapless romantic in me, who will do anything for love, totally eats this kind of music up lol   In these recent months, with no …

MaryAnn Sings: “With or Without You” by U2

(I apologize in advance for the “distortion effects” at some parts of this performance – I need to get a proper voice recording mic lol)   Seven months ago I ended a three-year romantic relationship. It was probably the most enriching and stable relationship I had been in, but due …