Wellness and creativity are interdependent - creativity is a form of self-care.
It's important to embrace and share the process, not just the product.
We all figure it out as we go - art and life are experiments.
Creativity can happen in small bits at a time. Small bits add up to large things.
A rising tide lifts all boats, and awesome work deserves to be recognized.
We're all in this together - it's so important to support fellow musicians and creatives. (Join the free Creative Wellness Club Facebook group here!)
I’m a pianist and composer in St. Paul, Minnesota, who is addicted to Brazilian rhythms and bringing joy to others through music. I write compositions spanning a variety of fun topics, from samba grooves to crime-fighting manatees, some of which are on my debut album of original Brazilian arrangements and compositions, Florescer, available now! (Click here to read more about me as a musician.)
In case you’re thinking, “Wow, that all sounds great,” life as a musician has definitely not always been easy or fun for me.
I have spent a lot of time on the brink of burnout (and some time past that point) and I am always engaged in the process of taming (or just co-existing with) my anxiety issues. (We’re in good company.)
IT’S BEEN A LONG JOURNEY, BUT I FINALLY FEEL A SENSE OF EASE/SATISFACTION IN MY CREATIVE LIFE.
I know how hard it is to be self-employed and juggle a million things in each facet of my career (the struggle is real), which has been through many evolutions and mosaics of employment variety (we never have just one job, do we), so I’m devoted to sharing my experiences and knowledge with others, so you can avoid as much of the struggle as possible!
As a coach, I am passionate about helping creatives live healthier lives, since wellness and creativity depend on each other, and doing so via small, impactful changes built on a strong foundation of self-compassion with a healthy dose of YOU DO YOU.
Creative people can live balanced and sustainable lives, if we do it mindfully, and I love helping artists of all types support their creative habits through wellness in all its forms (physical, mental, emotional, creative, etc.)!