Category: Life Hacks

Are You Trying to Force Yourself Into a Mold That’s No Longer There?

  I was on a call yesterday with a young cellist. She’s a Junior in high school and wanted a bit of college advice.  This young woman is a very talented cellist, and also passionate about science–like “oh, the intersection of neuroscience and space… Continue Reading “Are You Trying to Force Yourself Into a Mold That’s No Longer There?”

What Will the Next Phase of Your Career Look Like?

  There’s a cliche of the middle-aged man who has been in the same job with the same company since he finished college and will stay in that same job until the age of 65, at which point he will retire to Florida.  We… Continue Reading “What Will the Next Phase of Your Career Look Like?”

How to Unlock Superpowers in Yourself and Others

  For the last couple of years, I felt I was living a double life. One half of me lived as a cellist and cello teacher–creator of the Virtual Summer Cello Festival and the Bridge Online Cello Studio, as well as Suzuki faculty at… Continue Reading “How to Unlock Superpowers in Yourself and Others”

Thinning the Carrots of Your Career

  My husband has spearheaded a community garden at his school. He’s always lived amongst gardeners (except, I imagine, during his years out at sea…hard to find good soil in all that ocean….) and he’s been a huge help in our home gardens in… Continue Reading “Thinning the Carrots of Your Career”

How to Fulfill Your Potential: Step 1

What would it look like if you were to reach your full potential?    This, my friends, has been the question that has been eating at me for the past couple of years. Finally, I gave in and decided to dedicate some real time… Continue Reading “How to Fulfill Your Potential: Step 1”

Walking the Tightrope Between “Pandemic” You and “Normal” You

    Does anyone else notice a bit of tension in the air these days?    I’m hearing it from my friends, seeing posts about it on social media, and experiencing it a bit myself.  After a year and a half of staying close… Continue Reading “Walking the Tightrope Between “Pandemic” You and “Normal” You”

My Unconventional Quest For the Perfect Coach

  I was catching up with a friend the other day, and she was asking me about the coaching work I’ve been doing over the past couple of years.    “So, are you a career coach, or a life coach?”    And…hmmmm… It got… Continue Reading “My Unconventional Quest For the Perfect Coach”

The #1 Sign That You’re Ready for Big-Time Growth

  This weekend I found myself jumping up from the sofa and suddenly going around the house grabbing anything that wasn’t useful. I felt mildly resentful for the presence of the spare, extra, mismatched utensils in my drawer. I couldn’t live one second longer… Continue Reading “The #1 Sign That You’re Ready for Big-Time Growth”

We’re in the Midst of a The Global Mid-Life Crisis

  One thing this Covid-19 Pandemic has taught us is that life is short, and life is fragile. 18 months later (and still in it!) Everything has gone topsy-turvy. Some have lost everything, and even the most stable have had to deal with having… Continue Reading “We’re in the Midst of a The Global Mid-Life Crisis”

Progress Stalled Out? Here’s How to Reach Your Goals Faster (Without Burning Out)

  In all of my research into productivity, personal and professional growth, and coaching, I’ve found two general schools of thought when it comes to making progress on something:    Slow and steady wins the race.  Go Big or Go Home.    But the… Continue Reading “Progress Stalled Out? Here’s How to Reach Your Goals Faster (Without Burning Out)”