Category: Life Hacks

How to Invest in Yourself at Any Price Point

When I moved to warm and sunny Bermuda from cold and dreary Boston back in 2016, I knew I wanted to do 2 things: 1) to bring more of my entrepreneurial side to my music career, and 2) to grow food year-round.  I had… Continue Reading “How to Invest in Yourself at Any Price Point”

Spotlight: Laura Sinclair– Violist, Educator, and Speaker

This month’s Spotlight interview brings me immense joy and pride. Not only is our featured artist amazingly inspiring, but she’s also a long-term client and friend. Laura Sinclair has created the artist’s dream life, with her ideal balance of performances (because one really shouldn’t… Continue Reading “Spotlight: Laura Sinclair– Violist, Educator, and Speaker”

Where is the Line Between Self-Acceptance and Complacency?

Many of you know I’m currently working on a book, and the subject is Potential. Defining it, Striving for it, Reaching it.  And it’s brought up a lot of questions for me. One of which is this: At what point does striving toward what… Continue Reading “Where is the Line Between Self-Acceptance and Complacency?”

The No-Yes Spectrum

When someone asks you to do something, and I’m talking about the whole gamut of asks, here: from “Wanna grab some dinner after rehearsal?” to  “Mom, can I sleep over at Molly’s house on Friday?” to “Can you perform all 6 Bach Cello Suites… Continue Reading “The No-Yes Spectrum”

The Possible vs. The Impossible

I heard a story several years ago on a podcast about a kindergarten teacher who asked her students to draw a picture of what they wanted to be when they grew up. Most of the kids drew pictures of doctors, people in suits, firefighters,… Continue Reading “The Possible vs. The Impossible”

Spotlight Interview with Jalayne Mitchell

You might know cellist and Seattle native, Jalayne Mitchell better as the brainchild of Classical Wellness, the brand and platform she created while studying abroad at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Scotland. With well over 60,000 followers on Instagram (@classicalwellness), her posts about… Continue Reading “Spotlight Interview with Jalayne Mitchell”

Feeling Pulled in a Million Directions? Try Zones

Do you ever feel like you’re being pulled in a million different directions? There’s a lot to do in a given week, isn’t there?  We have our work, our personal life, our social life, family, and the household. Laundry needs to be done, groceries… Continue Reading “Feeling Pulled in a Million Directions? Try Zones”

Time-Blocking: The Creative’s Best Friend

  You know how “the experts” are always telling you to think about the thing that seems completely obvious to you, that other people aren’t doing, and then go out and teach that thing? Well, for me, one of those “things” is Time-Blocking.  Clients… Continue Reading “Time-Blocking: The Creative’s Best Friend”

Easing Into the New Year

If you’re reading this in real-time, we’re waking up to week 2 of the new year. Now, I love any excuse for a fresh start–be it January 1st, the start of a new quarter, the 1st of the month, Mondays, or even my 5:30… Continue Reading “Easing Into the New Year”

Your New Year Reboot

Happy New Year! This break has been such a gift. My husband and I both had 3 weeks off from teaching, which gave me a week of normal coaching work, plus additional time to prep for the holidays, 1 week with my family visiting… Continue Reading “Your New Year Reboot”