The 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 GenuineCoaching.com.
Self-Care & Connection
Why is it important to our well-being to connect? Self-care coach Linda Dessau takes a close-up look into why different forms of connection are vital to our health and happiness and ways to connect with others, our body, strengths, thoughts, surroundings, inner artist, and muse.
Dessau shares what it's like being a music therapist, creativity coach, freelance writer, editor, ghostwriter, and author through this inspiring exchange.
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."
Take the opportunity to step outside the day-to-day and look at the big picture.
4 Deep breathing exercises and specific techniques to reawaken your parasympathetic nervous system.
Which types of clutter might be a problem for you?
Daily practices to help you connect with your creative dreams, muse, body, and other travelers.
What can we learn from the research behind Masaru Emoto's water crystals?
Creativity is an incredible source of adventure, self-discovery, connection, spirituality, awakening, and happiness.
How to approach constructive feedback with an accurate perspective.
Predictive and black and white thinking.
Can you separate emotions and thoughts from the creative process?
Shining a spotlight on fear and strategies to move through it.
Can you be an artist while you're washing the dishes?
Questions to help you get clearer on the jealousy in your life.
Using choice and acceptance to manage time with your creative pursuits.
Practicing meditation leads to self-empowerment and increased confidence.
Sarah Mickeler a former professional musician and a chiropractor who concentrates on musicians' injuries.
Performance anxiety is not something that only happens to musicians, singers, actors and dancers.
10 Signs that you've given yourself permission to be a creative artist.
Are you a Do-er or a Stew-er?
Identifying self-care issues that create low energy.
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.
What's your first thought if someone hesitates before giving you their opinion about your creative project?
How sleep and rest benefits our creativity and productivity with 5 w to get a good night's sleep.
5 Lessons from open stage performing that translate into life skills.
10 Reasons why self-care is important to your creativity.
Understanding voice problems and vocal disorders and their treatments.
Five lessons that can be applied to living our creative dreams from driving in a Toronto winter storm.