Time to move…

After maintaining several blogs for many years, I have decided that it is time to streamline my web presence. One blog is easier to maintain than many, and between being a mother to a 16 months old and running a coaching business, something’s got to give (or go); in this case, it is some of my blogs.

However, fret not – the content of this blog has been moved over to my main site http://www.singingsense.com, and I will still write posts related to life and business coaching for artists and creatives. However, since most of my clients are musicians, it seems to be fair enough to integrate these posts into my vocal coaching site. The Artist Sense Blog will still stay online, but there won’t be any new posts on here. Instead, you will find my musings over at http://www.singingsense.com.

My life and career coaching services for musicians, artists and creatives are still available. So if that’s what you are looking for, please get in touch.

I thank you all for following me through the years, and it would be lovely to see you “over there”.


20 Things Life Is Too Short To Tolerate

Great article well worth thinking about. A little taster:

You don’t have to settle, it’s simply a choice you make every day.  If you feel like you’re running in place there’s a good chance you’re tolerating things you shouldn’t be.  It’s time to reclaim your life.

via 20 Things Life Is Too Short To Tolerate

Are you aware of what you have been tolerating for too long? If so, what is it, and how do you intend to work on it?

I’d love to hear from you…

© Petra Raspel 2014

On Sharing Without Attribution

A very poignant post by David Newhoff on the pitfalls of “sharing” without crediting the artist:


This is not just an issue for photographers by the way. What’s your stance?

© Petra Raspel 2014

On Becoming Strengths-Focused, Whole-Hearted Artists

This is a really excellent, informative article by Dr. Noa Kageyama I thought many of you might find interesting.

Here a little taster:

Sure, it’s important to obsess over all the particular technical or musical details which we struggle with. But are we also spending enough time identifying, nurturing, honing, and maximizing the things we naturally do best, that come easily to us?

Visit his blog The Bulletproof Musician, even if you are not a musician/performer – you will find a wealth of interesting, helpful and entertaining posts.

via On Becoming Strengths-Focused, Whole-Hearted Artists.

© Petra Raspel 2014

The Crippling Lies You May Be Telling Yourself

I just found a wonderful blog post by Barrie Davenport and thought I’d share it with you.
It is essentially about lying to ourselves, making excuses and blaming the past (and others) for not moving forward with our lives and careers.

Here’s a quote to get you started:

We say things like . . .

  • Everything in my life is bad right now.
  • I can’t do that or my family would fall apart.
  • I’ve tried that before and it never works.
  • I can’t live without him (her).
  • I’m just not disciplined enough.
  • I’m totally overwhelmed.
  • I’ll never get out from under this debt.
  • There’s no way to change my life.
  • I’ll never be able to find a job I love.
  • My childhood (divorce, break-up, job loss) has wounded me forever.

Find the full post at The Crippling Lies You May Be Telling Yourself | Live Bold & Bloom, and have a look at this post about resistance and fear of change.
If you are a singer/musician, you might also find this post from my singing blog interesting.

Do any of these things sound familiar to you?

© Petra Raspel 2013