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Everyday Artist: Self-Care for Creative Artists

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Sleep and Creativity
By Linda Dessau
Sleep is the number one way that I can either enhance my self-care and nourish myself or defeat my self-care and deplete my energy.

Ways Winter Driving Reminds Me to Protect My Creative Dreams
By Linda Dessau
Five lessons that can be applied to living our creative dreams from driving in a Toronto winter storm.

Are You Trying to Create from Distorted Perceptions?
By Linda Dessau
In certain situations, particularly stressful ones, even the most positive person can fall victim to this distorted thinking.

Breathing Out Stage Fright
By Linda Dessau
For some, it's a nervous energy that disappears as soon as they begin performing, or a familiar sensation that's always under the surface but feels manageable most of the time.

Creative artists, 5 ways you can improve your self-care today
By Linda Dessau
By paying closer attention to your self-care, you can have easier access to your creativity, to your muse and to your inner strength and resilience.

Creative artists, why think about self-care?
By Linda Dessau
10 reasons why self-care is important to your creativity.

Jealous Again
By Linda Dessau
Jealousy — do you feel it? Do you sense it in others? Does it hinder your relationships with other musicians?

Managing time, when music isn't your "day job"
By Linda Dessau
You CAN do everything. What you cannot do, however, is do everything at the same time, or create a day that's longer than 24 hours.

Meditation, Self-Acceptance and the Muse
By Linda Dessau
Meditation presents an interesting paradox. It requires humility and acceptance, and yet it results in self-empowerment and increased confidence.

Musicians Injuries: Ouch! It hurts when I play
By Linda Dessau
This article takes a look at musicians' injuries. For an expert perspective, I interviewed Dr. Sarah Mickeler, B.Mus., D.C.

Voice Injuries: Ouch! It hurts when sing
By Linda Dessau
When I first set out to write this article about voice problems in singers, I was looking for two experts from contrasting fields of medicine — "medical" and "holistic".

Performing, what's the big deal?
By Linda Dessau
Performance anxiety is not something that only happens to musicians, singers, actors and dancers. It happens any time we feel pressure to "perform" in a specific situation or over a period of time.

Spotlight on Fear
By Linda Dessau
My fears are most powerful when they're simmering just under the surface of my awareness.

Understanding & Overcoming Procrastination
By Linda Dessau
I invite you to consider how procrastination, as a form of self-sabotage, shows up in the different areas of your life.

What We Attract with Our Creative Choices
By Linda Dessau
A common concept in the personal growth field is that whatever we put our attention on, we unconsciously manifest into our lives.