How to Be an Adult

My Treadmill Studio: Yes, I Know I Am Ridiculous

The snow, oh, the snow. One must have a mind of winter, to paraphrase Wallace Stevens (as a certain folk-rock band once did), not to think of the inherent misery…

How to Be an Adult

Wormholes, Best Trick in Beating Resistance, and Perfectionism

WormholesAnd here’s where the concept of Wormholes comes in. Wormholes, as I define them, are these little breaks of opportunity in my great wall of resistance. They’re the moments when…

How to Be an Adult

Setting Goals and Resistance, Part 2

The Problem (For Some of Us) About Setting Goals I am working on songwriting even as I post this. So far, so good, but man is it hard to get…

How to Be an Adult

Setting Goals and Resistence, part 1

Today, Katryna and I rehearsed (and even kind of wrote!) songs for our new CD. So my post is from my book How to Be an Adult: A Musician’s Guide…

How to Be an Adult

Sandra Tsing Loh and the ‘Pause

I had the great pleasure of seeing and hearing Sandra Tsing Loh on Monday night. She spoke to a group of fabulous 40-60 something kick-ass Northampton women at Cathi Hanauer’s…

How to Be an Adult

Why I Don’t Get to Feel Superior Ever Again

Last week, we bought an all-wheel drive minivan.Before you stop reading, send me threatening emails or unfriend me, hear me out. There are stranger things, Horatio… Before there was the…

How to Be an Adult

Time Consciousness

Time Consciousness I like the term “time consciousness” better than “time management” because we don’t really manage our time. We think we can, and this causes all sorts of frustrations…

How to Be an Adult

Better to Strive in One’s Own Dharma Than to Succeed in the Dharma of Another

I love my job. It is, after all, my dream job. I have wanted to be a singer since I was seven. I am one of the lucky ones who…

How to Be an Adult

Time, Resistance and Priorities–From How to Be an Adult

This chapter starts with what I consider some important skills to develop when moving from the carefree, fake-cheese eating world of adolescence to the kale omelet world of Adulthood. These…

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