The anti-resolution resolution

It’s just after 11:00 p.m. on January 1st, at least in this time zone. Technically it’s still New Year’s Day, although that is rapidly drawing to a close. I’ve been puttering around the house all day, working on home projects and thinking about how to proceed with the List and with this blog, after a … Read more

Mind like water

I’d like to offer up a simple concept that has helped many, and may help you if you’re feeling stressed, overwhelmed, or out of control. (First off, you’re not alone, or this post wouldn’t seem necessary!) It comes from the Japanese Mizu no Kokoro, commonly translated as “Mind like water”. This concept is rooted in … Read more

Because I said so

As we start to get busy again, I’m hearing a theme in the posts and emails and conversations and general vibe from some of our Listers: FEAR. We’re all dealing with the same reality: fewer jobs around, and way too many talented artists vying for them. It’s exactly what we’ve all trained for… but more … Read more

About that love thing…

It’s been an incredibly long day, but I couldn’t let Valentine’s Day slip away without a few words. Beloved or maligned, this holiday stirs up big emotions. Do something this whole week that reminds you how valuable you are, and how much you value the people in your life. Valentine’s Day has become about more … Read more

Are you decorating yet?

Prepping for our upcoming unSUNg concert, a very multicultural affair, Ariel and I have been exploring a number of ways that people celebrate different parts of December. It’s also led to no small bit of nostalgia. When I was growing up, my mother bought two gorgeous cross stitch Advent calendars as kits in Solvang, each … Read more

“It’ll be fine!”

It’s a phrase that most of us have uttered at one time or another, and the unfortunate behavior of a young singer brought it to mind again recently.  But innocuous as it may seem, if you’ve too often reassured yourself or others with this “oops/oh well…” cliché when your own behavior has been less than … Read more

What a difference a space makes

Words are funny things:  they can do much to inspire, thwart or invigorate us, but it is our minds and perspectives that give them power. If you’re stuck, look at the word in front of you in a completely different way.  If that doesn’t work, find a new one.  They’re yours to use in a way that … Read more

Think bright

“If you get in the morning and think the future is going to be better, it is a bright day. Otherwise, it’s not.” — Elon Musk This is part of a new inspirational series on the Singerpreneur blog and social media for Lauri’s List. The 2015 quotes are archived on Facebook and Pearltrees. Feel free … Read more

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