“Shame Triggers” that Come with a Career in Music

“Shame Triggers” that Come with a Career in Music With the end of the orchestra season approaching, it seems the appropriate time to take stock of the past year.  Personally, I felt a roller coaster of emotions attached to the 2015-2016 orchestra season, from the highest level of musical connection and joy, to moments ofContinue reading ““Shame Triggers” that Come with a Career in Music”

The Truth About Why I Became a Musician

The Truth About Why I Became a Musician When I think back to my earliest recollection of a connection or pull to music, I don’t think of my first piano lessons or even picking up the flute for the first time.  Neither was there a cathartic moment while attending a live performance that I saidContinue reading “The Truth About Why I Became a Musician”

Unexpected Leadership

Unexpected Leadership In my journey to becoming a professional musician, I never once thought about any aspects of leadership.   I didn’t read any books about leadership, or take any courses, nor had I any ambitions to “lead” anyone other than myself.  Since much of my motivation was based around worthiness and a need toContinue reading “Unexpected Leadership”

8 Musical Things I’m Grateful For

8 Musical Things I’m Grateful For One of the best tools both Sara(h)’s have started using in recent years in our quest for balanced, healthy lives and careers is the “gratitude journal”.   Essentially it is any type of journal (big, small, fancy or even just some scrap paper) in which you write 8 thingsContinue reading “8 Musical Things I’m Grateful For”