Why Some People Don’t Like Music

Have you ever wondered why some people just don't seem to like music? Musical anhedonia is a brain condition that causes people to feel apathetic toward music, or even to dislike it outright. About 3-5% of the population experiences music anhedonia, and this means the reward centers in their brain are not [...]

My Favorite Practice to Honor ANGER

Many people - including me - use yoga as a tool to deal with anger. I invite you to try it, too, but NOT just in the conventional, quiet, peaceful-looking way. The next time you feel angry, go to your yoga mat, roll it up into a tube, and use it to [...]

The R-Evolution is Here, Now

Some of you may have noticed the recent addition of gardening posts here on my blog, or the expansion of my Kenmore Park Garden Club group on Facebook. And, while gardening may seem a deviation from what I usually share about music and creativity, about how to become an artist and use [...]

Avicii: How Superstardom Can Destroy the Introvert Artist

On the recommendation of my good friend and sister-in-healing Jill Nielsen Farrell, Joel and I recently watched True Stories: Avicii on Netflix. The documentary followed the meteoric rise of the Swedish EDM producer Tim Bergling who began his journey to superstardom at the tender age of 17. From the beginning, this soul [...]

20 Traits of the Introvert Artist and How to Work Them Like a Boss

Contrary to popular belief, introverts and Introvert Artists are not these awkward killjoys that choke when trying to say hello to strangers and secretly (or not so secretly) hate other humans. As an off-the-charts Introvert Artist, I can tell you that we actually like people... really! We just dislike shallow exchanges that [...]

Why are Musicians so Attached to Their Instruments?

Back in 1978 when I was just five years old, my trusty Gemeinhardt M2 flute left the manufacturing facility in Elkhart, Indiana and went out into the world. It eventually made its way to Ohio, where my parents found it in a second hand shop and bought it for me. I had [...]

Creativity in Columbus, Ohio

Columbus is a wonderful city for Creatives. While there are many creativity and art-based events, products and services already being offered, the city itself as well as many aspects of the music and art scene are still in a growth phase. In a sense, we are all doulas, assisting in the birth [...]

Is Your Posture Blocking Your Creativity?

Many of us spend long hours at a computer or other workstation for our creative work or play. What we don't realize is that the mental state and physical posture we tend to assume at the computer can actually hinder our creativity. Sitting in a slumped position with the neck extended and [...]