Self Care

Essential Everyday Self-Care for Creative Artists with ‘Genuine Coaching‘ Linda Dessau

Linda DessauThe courage to create brings many challenges: procrastination, self-doubt, self-judgment, low self-esteem, envy of other artists, intimidation, isolation, performance anxiety (stage fright), feeling uninspired and an unpredictable income and schedule.

If you can identify with one, two, or ALL of those, you're not alone!

It's my hope that these articles will increase your awareness of your own self-care issues, and how they might be linked to your creativity and your creative dreams.

The reason I love to work with artists, specifically, is that I've seen first hand how my level of self-care impacts my creativity and freedom of expression. It's only when I'm well — physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually — that I'm a clear channel for my creative gifts.

Linda Dessau is the owner of Genuine Coaching Services and Content Mastery Guide. For more articles and self-care resources, please visit

Self-Care & Connection

Connecting Series 9

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Creative Careers Interview with Linda Dessau

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Learning from Leonardo da Vinci

This seven-part series by Linda Dessau discusses the Seven Da Vincian Principles outlined in Michael Gelb's book "How to think like Leonardo da Vinci."

10 Signs You Need an Artist Retreat Day

Take the opportunity to step outside the day-to-day and look at the big picture.

Breathing Out Stage Fright

4 Deep breathing exercises and specific techniques to reawaken your parasympathetic nervous system.

Clutter and Creativity

Which types of clutter might be a problem for you?

10 Ways to Thrive as a Creative Artist

Daily practices to help you connect with your creative dreams, muse, body, and other travelers.

What Do We Attract with Our Creative Choices?

What can we learn from the research behind Masaru Emoto's water crystals?

What Does Creativity Bring to Your Life?

Creativity is an incredible source of adventure, self-discovery, connection, spirituality, awakening, and happiness.

10 Tools for Dealing with Criticism and Rejection

How to approach constructive feedback with an accurate perspective.

Are You Trying to Create from Distorted Perceptions?

Predictive and black and white thinking.

Emotions and Thoughts in the Creative Process

Can you separate emotions and thoughts from the creative process?

Overcoming Fear-Based Thinking

Shining a spotlight on fear and strategies to move through it.

Improvisation in Life and the Arts

Can you be an artist while you're washing the dishes?

Working Through Jealousy

Questions to help you get clearer on the jealousy in your life.

Managing Creative Time Around Your Day Job

Using choice and acceptance to manage time with your creative pursuits.

Meditation, Self-Acceptance and the Muse

Practicing meditation leads to self-empowerment and increased confidence.

Taking a Look at Musician's Injuries with Dr. Sarah Mickeler

Sarah Mickeler a former professional musician and a chiropractor who concentrates on musicians' injuries.

Why You Have Performance Anxiety and How to Manage It

Performance anxiety is not something that only happens to musicians, singers, actors and dancers.

Permission to be an Artist — Granted!

10 Signs that you've given yourself permission to be a creative artist.

Understanding and Overcoming Procrastination

Are you a Do-er or a Stew-er?

7 Things Sapping Your Creativity

Identifying self-care issues that create low energy.

5 Ways to Improve Your Self-Care as a Creative Artist

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.

Sharing Creative Work with Others

What's your first thought if someone hesitates before giving you their opinion about your creative project?

Sleep and Creativity

How sleep and rest benefits our creativity and productivity with 5 w to get a good night's sleep.

What Open Stage is Teaching Me About Life

5 Lessons from open stage performing that translate into life skills.

Creative Artists: Why Think About Self-Care?

10 Reasons why self-care is important to your creativity.

Taking a Look at Voice Problems in Singers Dr. Brian Hands, M.D

Understanding voice problems and vocal disorders and their treatments.

5 Ways Winter Driving Reminds Me to Protect My Creative Dreams

Five lessons that can be applied to living our creative dreams from driving in a Toronto winter storm.