5 touring must haves to maintain health on the road

This touring life is a glamourous one from the outside but I can tell you, from the inside, it can take its toll if you aren’t prepared.

Getting ill, stressed, anxious, run down is easy to do but there are a few things I keep packed or handy as touring staples to get through the intense schedule.

5 Touring must haves to maintain Health on the road

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Fear and the lessons it has taught me

“I won’t just survive
Oh, you will see me thrive
Can’t write my story
I’m beyond the archetype

I won’t just conform
No matter how you shake my core
‘Cause my roots—they run deep, oh..” – Katy Perry



It’s a scary word.

It scares us to know that we have it and it scares people to know that others are fearful.

It is a vicious cycle and it would make anyone want to run to the bed and dive under the doona to escape the world.

Why am I bringing up this dirty word?

Well, two weeks ago I made a fearful decision. A fearful decision for others that is.

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Imagine all the people living life in peace…

“You may say I’m a dreamer
But I’m not the only one
I hope some day you’ll join us
And the world will be as one.”
– John Lennon
Music has incredible power.
It has the ability to bring people together from all walks of life. From all nations, creeds, and religions.  Young and young at heart.
It has the power to unite.
Australian Music Artist, Katie Noonan, is the current Artistic Director of the Queensland Music Festival and is a woman known as not just an accomplished singer/musician but a woman who pushes the boundaries and uses her voice on behalf of those who don’t have one.
Last night was no exception.
(Photo credit AAP)

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Suitcase, check. Passport, check. Eyelashes, check. And we are off!



  1. a member of a travelling people traditionally living by itinerant trade and fortune telling. Gypsies speak a language (Romany) that is related to Hindi and are believed to have originated in South Asia.
    synonyms: RomanyRomchalchaigitanogitanatzigane, Zingaro, Zigeuner, zingana, didicoi.
  2. informal
    a nomadic or free-spirited person.
    synonyms: RomanyRomchalchaigitanogitanatzigane, Zingaro, Zigeuner, zingana, didicoi.

Well I can’t speak Romany, I don’t tell fortunes but you could say that I am a part of a travelling people traditionally living by itinerant trade.

However, I would probably refer to myself as the latter.

Oh, how rude of me.  Before I go ahead I had better introduce myself.

My name is Deb and I am the Gypsy in Diva Red.

This is me.

Not in red.
A “never take yourself too seriously”, grounded, heavily spiritual, often introverted, music obsessed, red wearing, roving gypsy woman.

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