Category: Life Hacks

Why It’s So Hard for Artists to Believe in Themselves

I can remember it so clearly. It was a gorgeous spring day—the kind you look forward to for months when you’re living in New England. The kind that puts everyone in a good mood. And I was in a great mood for other reasons… Continue Reading “Why It’s So Hard for Artists to Believe in Themselves”

What it Really Takes to “Up-Level” Your Career

As I’ve been promoting my upcoming masterclass (Choosing the Legacy Path: How to Up-level Your Career and Make a Greater Impact) this week, I’ve been getting a lot of great questions via emails, DM’s, and social media comments. Two, in particular, popped up a… Continue Reading “What it Really Takes to “Up-Level” Your Career”

Which Path Are You On?

  Of all of the fun, awesome, “pinch me moment” kind of things I have done in my career–exotic travel, fancy-pants concert halls, getting to meet and hang out with top performers, composers, and conductors, running chamber music programs, and having recordings I was… Continue Reading “Which Path Are You On?”

The Surprising Addiction I Never Knew I Had

It’s been 3 months now since I made my decision to “retire” from being a professional performing cellist. There were a lot of expected feelings and thoughts that came up for me. I have missed the things I thought I would miss (the camaraderie… Continue Reading “The Surprising Addiction I Never Knew I Had”

Don’t Let the Clock Run Out on Your Dreams

As many of you know, the big topic that I’ve been pondering lately, and (slowly) working on a book about, is “Potential”. I wrote an initial blog post about it here, but today I wanted to continue the conversation a bit.  As artists, we… Continue Reading “Don’t Let the Clock Run Out on Your Dreams”

What I Learned From Doing a 4-Day Work Retreat

  A couple of weeks ago I found myself with an unusually clear week. A few of my 1:1 clients were traveling and we had moved their sessions to either the week before or the week after, and both my Bridge Online Cello Studio… Continue Reading “What I Learned From Doing a 4-Day Work Retreat”

Can Your Daily Habits Really Determine Your Success as an Artist?

  The buzzword of the last few years has been “Habits” and I think we can all agree that we have James Clear, author of the #1 Best selling book (of all genres!) of 2021, Atomic Habits to thank for that. He goes deep… Continue Reading “Can Your Daily Habits Really Determine Your Success as an Artist?”

Making Space for Both Grief and Work During Stressful Times

  Yesterday, my husband and I celebrated our 7th wedding anniversary. The day started out well. Cards and gifts, a long walk with Tango, a nice breakfast, and messages from friends and family streamed in, wishing us a beautiful day.  It was a little… Continue Reading “Making Space for Both Grief and Work During Stressful Times”

How to Make Tough Decisions: A 5-Step Process

  This past week I was faced with a tough decision. One of those decisions that I didn’t want to have to make, but it was on me to make it.  On Tuesday afternoon, Exactly 1 week before Day 1 of the Creative Leadership… Continue Reading “How to Make Tough Decisions: A 5-Step Process”

Why This is an Incredible Moment For the Arts

  It makes me so happy to open up Instagram and Facebook these days and see my friends’ faces smiling back at me from various rehearsals and concert venues. Captions are back to the usual jokes about summer concerts, and gig mishaps. It’s almost… Continue Reading “Why This is an Incredible Moment For the Arts”