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Why Bother to Reinvent Yourself?

If you could change one thing about your lifestyle or work,
what would it be?

More than ever, people have reinvented themselves during the pandemic, 
sometimes in small ways, other times in momentous ones.

Breaking old habits and forging a

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Creativity as a Pandemic Panacea

As a musician, I've learned that making time and space for my creativity to flow is a wonderful gift to myself.  The pandemic made me realize how powerful the act of creating can be.  When I was in the middle…

6 Reasons to Practice Gratitude

Photo by Nathan Dumlao at Unsplash

As I'm winding down the writing/editing/publishing work of my upcoming book,
my emotions are all over the place.

Some of this "feeling all the feels" comes from pushing myself to make deadlines,
but some…

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5 Ways a Performing Artist Mindset Helps with Networking

Networking in person is a thrill when compared to the virtual options popular during the pandemic.

However, I've found my networking skills to be a bit rusty recently.
 

Have you found yourself...

  • talking too much about yourself?
  • feeling awkward?
  • not…
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8 Ways to Get Your Ideas Heard

Has the following scenario happened to you?

     My suggestion was great, but everyone continued as if I hadn't said anything.

     Worse yet, one of my colleagues brought up the same suggestion a few minutes later,
     and everyone loved it.

According…

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Inspiration is Overrated - 3 Ways to Just Get It Done

It's great when you can get in the flow and work gets done easily and quickly.

What about those days when your flow isn't flowing, no matter what you do?
Do you wait for inspiration to hit
or do you…

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3 Ways to Recover from Burnout that No One's Talking About

Are you perpetually overwhelmed?
Is it challenging to get anything done?
Is doing nothing what you want to do most?

Burnout culture dictates that overwork is a badge of courage, but giving 110% isn't noble or even possible.
Recovering

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Leading during Personal Crisis

When I was diagnosed with Grave's disease almost 20 years ago,
the cure was simple:  ablate (kill with radioactive iodine) the thyroid slowly
and replace the hormones it would normally produce with a synthetic hormone pill.

Only it wasn't that…

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Overwhelm Mindsets and Burnout

In addition to mindsets that perpetuate burnout already covered in previous blogposts,
mindsets that create overwhelm can also play a part.

Helpers, creatives, and anyone who has trouble creating and enforcing boundaries
are all at risk for overwhelm, and potentially

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Proving-yourself Mindset and Burnout

Young adults entering the workforce are often romanticized as having something to prove,
to show others how hard they can work to win others' approval and move up the workforce ladder.

In reality, the mindset of having to prove yourself…