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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”

An Open Letter to My Students

  My Dear Students,  You might be curious as to why I have decided to step away from playing the cello–after so many years of focusing my life around it.  After all, this thing that you are striving towards–this ability to play well enough… Continue Reading “An Open Letter to My Students”

On Giving Up My Performance Life

  Here’s a riddle for you:  Q: What do you call a musician at the height of their career (whatever that means…) who decides to stop performing?  A: I don’t know. Nobody does that.    Except that’s exactly what I’ve done.    A few… Continue Reading “On Giving Up My Performance Life”

How Gardening Made Me a Better Musician

  Throughout my life, there are only two things that have remained constant fixtures: Playing the cello, and Gardening.  In fact, my 2 earliest memories are of eating all of the raspberries in the allotment when I was about 3, and playing French Folk… Continue Reading “How Gardening Made Me a Better Musician”

Is Self-Care Going to Be the Death of Us?

I have a bone to pick with the current concept of “Self-Care.”  Now, before you freak out on me, hear me out. Anyone who reads this blog knows that I am ALL ABOUT taking care of yourself. Living the life of your dreams, working… Continue Reading “Is Self-Care Going to Be the Death of Us?”