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Entries from January 2009

Dealing with Rude Audience Members and Other Nasty Critics

January 18th, 2009 · 1 Comment

For anyone engaged in any activity that puts their work in front of others, criticism is an unfortunate reality. While criticism can be highly beneficial, some forms of criticism can be quite frustrating and painful–especially critiques that are condescending, unsolicited, and off-the-mark. This morning after a church gig, I was on the receiving end of [...]

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Tags: staying healthy

Practice and Creativity in the January Summerglen Times

January 14th, 2009 · No Comments

The January issue of the Summerglen Times is hot off the presses! In this month’s issue, we tackle some of the most common mistakes people make in practice, and introduce our new column, the Creativity Corner. Mistakes can be our best teachers; when we experience something that doesn’t work, it often makes it much easier [...]

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Tags: creativity · Practice Tips · Summerglen News

Ringing in the New Year with Creativity

January 4th, 2009 · No Comments

Hello again! It’s been quite a while since I’ve written and I’m glad to be back here on the Summerglen Files. Posts here have been a bit sparse because I’ve been working on several big projects, but I look forward to an exciting, post-filled 2009! One of the projects that has dominated my time over [...]

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Tags: creativity