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Follow The Blue Feather

Follow The Blue Feather

There’s a walk I’ve taken pretty regularly during the last few months, whether on crutches, in a brace, or some semblance of normal movement. A blue jay, sometimes a pair of them, have made regular guest appearances. They always stand out to me....

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I’m a Fraud with an Injury

I’m a Fraud with an Injury

“I don’t think I’ve ever seen this before…” If you hear a doctor say that, you really want it to be GOOD news. Unfortunately, this was not the case. After breaking my knee (inside the hospital), things were healing and moving along well. I kept in...

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Having a Vision – Now More Than Ever

Having a Vision – Now More Than Ever

Having a vision for your life. It is a subject people seem to really resonate with when it comes up, whether in live calls or here on the blog. It may be because of how much *I* resonate with it. I get the sense that my making a living as a jazz...

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Dealing with Forced Change

Dealing with Forced Change

If you’re like me, you love the idea of change, and find it to be a huge motivating factor for any of the inner work you do. Changing our mindset, our beliefs, our relationship to ourselves and others, this is where the magic supposedly lies. The...

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When Self-Care Feels Selfish

When Self-Care Feels Selfish

We are several months into the COVID-19 pandemic, where lives have been lost, countless businesses have closed, jobs have permanently ended, and stressful and tragic situations abound all over the world. On top of that in America, massive protests...

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The Power of Retreat

The Power of Retreat

It’s been many years since I went on a full-blown retreat. Taking a flight, attending an immersive event for 7-9 days, going all-in with a practice. Being a full time musician in New York City, it’s debatable if such a thing would ever be practical...

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The Power of the Center

The Power of the Center

There was always something about the phrase “being centered” that felt intuitively right to me. The center has a significant role in many different places. There’s the bulls-eye in games, the eye of the hurricane, the center of the beat in music....

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The Case for Daily Practice

The Case for Daily Practice

How do you get better at playing the piano? By playing the piano. How do you improve faster, more comprehensively? By practicing the piano - taking specific, focused actions on the instrument that have a specific purpose. Improving those...

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