7 Marketing Tips for Independent Artists to Increase Sales

The latest Bandcamp Friday has given me once again the opportunity to observe the variety of marketing techniques used by independent musicians to promote their work. And I have to say, a lot of what I’ve seen wasn’t pretty. Bandcamp Fridays are shaping up to be a blessing for independent artists, as they offer aContinue reading “7 Marketing Tips for Independent Artists to Increase Sales”

The Business of Making Art

Tomes of books have been written about the Art of Doing Business, but today I want to say a few words about the Business of Making Art. As a part-time musician and composer, one of my obsessions is helping musicians and artists in general to achieve their goals. These goals vary, and I can confidentlyContinue reading “The Business of Making Art”

11 Ways to Stop Overthinking

Are you one of these people who think a million thoughts a minute, ruminate about the smallest detail and regularly struggle to find the serenity and peace you crave? Then I really feel for you. The good news is that you are not alone. As a notorious ruminator myself, I sometimes struggle to keep myContinue reading “11 Ways to Stop Overthinking”

Music Can Enhance Your Mental Health in Unique Ways

I recently asked the following question in my Facebook group for small business owners and solopreneurs: “Does music affect your mental health, whether this is in a positive or negative way”?  As various neuroscientists have demonstrated, music has the ability to light up our whole brain. it doesn’t just engage one part of our brain like many other activities do;Continue reading “Music Can Enhance Your Mental Health in Unique Ways”

The Art of Bounce-Ability

For most people, the thought of losing everything they have equates to their worst nightmare. The idea of being deprived of our financial safety net, our health and close relationships is one which is able to make our heads spin and cause us to break out in cold sweat. Most of us have been raisedContinue reading “The Art of Bounce-Ability”

Playing Music Benefits Your Mental Health

Have you ever regretted not having had the opportunity to learn to play your favourite songs on your favourite musical instrument? Maybe at some point in the past you were motivated to learn an instrument, but life got in the way with all its challenges and busy demands? There is increasing evidence on the benefitsContinue reading “Playing Music Benefits Your Mental Health”

My Story: How I Came to Help People Overcome Adversity and Find Personal Freedom

I have always believed in personal freedom and everyone’s right to be given the space and time to become the best version of themselves. At the age of 15, I was already on a mission to become a psychotherapist. Way before my classmates had figured out what they really wanted to do, I had takenContinue reading “My Story: How I Came to Help People Overcome Adversity and Find Personal Freedom”

What Gets You Out of Your Bed Each Morning?

What are we waking up for? Some might dismiss this as a naive question. ‘I wake up to go to work’, they might say. But this is a red herring. What are you really waking up for in the morning? What are you looking forward to do in the new day that has dawned? Waking up is a given, but waking up with a purpose is not.

A Walk in Nature has Many Benefits

A good walk has all the benefits of a short meditation, or a mindfulness session. It provides the benefits of physical exercise. It is an excellent opportunity to daydream and plan creative activity. And it fills your heart with gratefulness and appreciation for the beauty our senses deliver to us, helping us to focus on what is worth focusing on in our lives.

Finding Purpose Through Creativity

I am one of these people who can’t settle doing just one thing. I’m madly jealous at individuals who seem to be able to focus with monomaniacal obsession on a big goal in life, a purpose. Only earlier today, I was completing a worksheet in my NLP instructor’s book, asking for my purpose. I hadContinue reading “Finding Purpose Through Creativity”