The Loss of a Pet

My hiatus turned out to take a little longer than I wanted. A couple of days ago, I had to put my cat Nubbins down and I didn’t feel like blogging. So apologies for that….

Taking a Small Hiatus

Things are about to get a little crazy in my life so I’ve decided to take a small hiatus from the blog. This week is finals week for my music theory, aural skills, and piano…

In the Direction of Perfection

“The true work of art is but a shadow of the divine perfection.” Michelangelo Chris Williamson of the Modern Wisdom podcast recently interviewed Susan Cain, author of the book Quiet. Her new book Bittersweet is…

Don’t Skip More Than One Day

I’ve slacked off a bit on my blog writing this past week. I keep meaning to sit down and brainstorm ideas but I never get around to it. I have been keeping to the “don’t…

A Meditation on Sore Muscles

My new workout routine has made me a little sore, and I realized yesterday morning that when I stretched, it was painful, but in a good way. So I was thinking about how stretching when…

Uncomfortable Change

I have been doing a small exercise routine in the mornings. It’s a course that I bought last year and I’m finally getting around to it. The course has several parts to it; beginner, intermediate,…

Holding Space for Collaboration

Yesterday in Music Theory, we were talking about opera and my teacher mentioned that most composers only wrote the music and someone else wrote the lyrics (or the libretto). I asked if there were any…

Using Fear to Your Advantage

Fear is an intense emotion. So intense, in fact, that as adults we call it a less scary word: anxiety. But fear (or anxiety) are normal emotions. “We view fear as a disease,” says Robert…

Rethinking Overwhelm

I was listening to the Online Marketing Made Easy podcast with Amy Porterfield and she recently had a guest named Ed Mylett, who has written a book called The Power of One More. I had…

My (Ongoing) Meditation Journey

I noticed this morning that I have meditated every morning for the last 70 days. A new record for me, I think. Keeping to a routine is helpful for me not only to get all…