Career Changes in a Pandemic

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The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted life in so many ways. Performing artists have been especially impacted by the economic, social, and emotional effects of the pandemic. Young artists who were just beginning their careers were halted in their tracks and progress toward their dreams postponed. Established artists who had come to rely on the security and consistency of regular work found themselves unemployed with uncertain prospects for the future.

‘Tis the Season for Self-Care

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The year is coming to a close and it is time to prepare for the holidays. For many, the holidays can cause stress, anxiety, and sadness. Today I want to share with you how creating a self-care routine can help manage unwanted holiday feelings. Self-Care Routine for the Holidays: A self-care routine can look different […]

Looking to the Wisdom of Nature for Healing

Spring is one of my favorite times of the year. It brings me so much hope to the cycles of nature blooming again after the death of winter. It can also bring about feelings of sadness if one is in a dark place. The outer world may not match how we feel inside. 

What’s Right with You?

A Healing Centered Approach to TraumaI recently read an article by author, Shawn Ginwright, a leading expert on youth activism, youth development, and professor of Africana Studies. In this article, he discussed a healing-centered approach to working with trauma, which he defines as “ holistic involving culture, spirituality, civic action and collective healing. A healing-centered […]

Loving Your Whole Self

Recognizing those negative or un-serving parts of yourself is not very much fun.  Uncovering, identifying and exploring them can be even more challenging.  It takes courage to dive in and understand those parts of ourselves that we would rather not acknowledge.  But once we do, we give them a voice and understand the unconscious motivations, […]