September 2020 Update

CoMuse singing in the rain September 2020

The ups and downs are getting easier with gratitude.


Hey there!  LJ with Compassionate Muse here. I hope you’re pandemic is going well.  But in all seriousness, I do hope you’re faring ok.  It’s been super up-and-down for me.  In the last 6 months, I’ve escaped New York to be with my partner in Ohio.  We got engaged.  Then 6 weeks ago I made the final decision to leave New York after 14 years and reluctantly let go of my lovely apartment.  We drove back to pack everything up and move out over a single weekend.  A week later I was furloughed from my day job.  Last week we got married.  I mean wow, WHAT A RIDE?!!!  This is like 2-3 years of life-changing-events packed down into months.

Talk about a GTD (get things done) attitude.  I feel like I could teach a class!  Maybe I should? 🙂

I’m convinced the gratitude is helping.


Still, I couldn’t be more grateful for my health, the roof over my head, the food on my plate, my husband and his amazing kids (I’m a new step-mama!).  My somewhat inconsistent ability to stay motivated has surprised me.  My coaching practice is growing and I’m working on (just a modest) project to “save jazz” with live streaming and virtual technologies.  All of this, not to mention we’re fast-approaching the 5 week countdown mark for the Mindfulness In Music Conference (hint: buy tickets! you don’t want to miss this because it’s going to be AMAZING!!!).  We’ve got the incomparable Kevin Lyman (Warped Tour, 320 Fest) as our Keynote and some of the most compassionate, inclusive and dynamic (multi-passionate?) lineup of music industry speakers, coaches and thought leaders in the business.  DANG!  There’s a lot to be grateful for.


So how are you doing– really?


So let me ask you: How are you doing?  What’s the biggest challenge you’re facing right now during this insane time?  What self-care guidelines have you been able to follow to help you through?  I would love to hear from you in the comments below and if you ever want to hear about other topics you want me to cover, I’d love to hear that too!

Stay safe, stay grateful, stay you.

Compassion rocks!

LJ xo

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