The COVID crisis throws into relief what happens when grief has—quite literally—nowhere to go. The evidence suggests that most people summon strengths that surpass their own expectations.
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Insights into creative expression, for everyone on the stage of life.
Our most important work in life is to be ourselves and to feel content in who we are. And to allow our children the freedom to do the same.
What fears and issues do performers deal with and what techniques are used to overcome them?
No more bending and breaking to fit the mold of what culture and others deem "in," beautiful, and marketable. It’s time to sing—and be—whatever and however we feel and please.
Too often, we cling tenaciously to what we believe. Yet it's so important to carry all "truths" we hold lightly, as we never know when we’ll need to release them.
Prudence dictates we stay 6 feet apart from one another. But there has been no mandate on our remaining close. We can still be social. We can still connect, communicate, and care.
Singing in the studio provides lessons in perspective, humility, being coachable, trust, and patience—required not only for a great performance but also for a great life.
What's really behind our listlessness, procrastination, and anxiety?
As another year comes to a close, it’s time to come up with our goals and plans for 2020 and beyond. Make sure to include the things—and people—that truly matter.
My conversation with Tayo Rockson about the psychology of finding your voice, how to talk to people you disagree with, and the difference between who you are and what you do...
As a vocal coach and therapist, I see firsthand how the mind and voice affect and can enhance one another.
What makes a great therapist, and how do we best deal with the challenges that necessarily arise… with our clients and within ourselves? Author Tayo Rockson asked, and I answered.
The noise in all of our heads usually does more to stop us than to further us along the path toward the life and love we want.
It’s not our circumstances that dictate how busy or relaxed we feel. It’s the way we relate to those circumstances.
Mornings are sacred. As are the lessons of love, intention, and perspective each sunrise brings.
Insights from singing into self-expression, confidence, and freedom… for everyone.
Technology has many benefits. But relying on it can make us lazy, in our thinking, memory, and for singers, in the power and beauty of our instruments.
You have a choice. Try to be perfect—and fail. Or be willing to make huge, glorious mistakes… and succeed.
Listening to and honoring our children aren't signs of weakness. They're the surest way to empowerment and happiness—for everyone involved.
Commitment in creativity can feel so sterile… like the opposite of passion and joy. Yet in fact, it’s the gateway to both.
Using accurate and empowering language makes us better and more effective communicators, and improves our relationships with others and ourselves.
What truly matters... this holiday season and in every season... Gratitude, Kindness, and Love.
Choose carefully, read wisely.
To maximize your talents and abilities, focus less on how special they are, and more on your enjoyment of developing them, and yourself.
What drives you to express yourself? Often, the joy and passion that once started us on our creative journeys get covered over by fear and perfectionism. It's time to let that go.
In the Broadway world, the coveted 'triple threat' of being able to dance, sing, and act is not as hard to accomplish as one might think. Mentally, it is another matter entirely.
Fulfillment and success aren't the result of reaching certain goals. They come from the mindset you have on the journey.
If you want to improve the quality of your life and creative expression, take a close look at your words and thoughts.
Helping others, making the difference in the lives of those we serve, requires more than our best efforts. It requires all of who we are.
Self-sacrifice and self-fulfillment need not be opposites. In the right frame of mind, they become one and the same, and a gateway to a life truly well lived.
Getting adequate rest has become a priority in our household. Because without proper sleep, we are unable to be our best in our work, for each other, and most importantly, for our precious son.
Jennifer Hamady specializes in emotional issues that interfere with optimal self-expression and is the author of The Art of Singing.
Jennifer Hamady is a voice coach and psychotherapist in NYC, and the author of The Art of Singing