Find Your Tribe

Yesterday afternoon I hosted a pool party at my house. It was great fun for the kids, but, as many play dates are, it was really all about the moms having an opportunity to get together. We chatted about parenting and husbands, high school reunions and family vacations. We shared […]

By |July 13th, 2017|Featured|0 Comments

What Brought You Here? How One Arts Educator Changed A Child

A couple of weeks ago I had a conversation with one of my third grade classes about my elementary school music program. They were shocked to hear that music was my least favorite class. My elementary school years were a particularly tough time for public education funding, and arts education […]

By |July 2nd, 2017|Featured|2 Comments

6 Reasons That The Arts Are The Ideal Vehicle To Teach 21st Century Success Skills

6 Reasons That The Arts Are The Ideal Vehicle To Teach 21st Century Success Skills
There are many things I don’t know about life and how the world works, but there are two things I know for certain. The first is that young people are less prepared for the working world […]

By |September 25th, 2013|Featured|5 Comments

The Helicopters are Still Hovering

The Helicopters are Still Hovering
I recently came across a great article in the New York Times that discussed raising successful children. I was inspired to share my thoughts on the topic, since developing successful children is the mission of The Artistic Edge (TAE).

For those of you who follow TAE, you […]

By |September 20th, 2013|Featured|1 Comment

Ensuring Every Child Wins: Should We Eliminate Competition From Childhood?

Ensuring Every Child Wins: Should We Eliminate Competition From Childhood?
I just listened to a story posted by a CBC Radio show out of Vancouver called This is That. This satirical radio show made an excellent illustration of how far removing competition from sports could go. They spoke of an “athletic association” […]

By |September 5th, 2013|Featured|1 Comment

Who You Spend Time With Is Who You Become

Who You Spend Time With Is Who You Become
Wow…I just love this phrase! I first heard Who you spend time with is who you become from Nido Qubein, a renowned business expert and the President of High Point University in North Carolina. I was at a business conference watching a […]

By |April 7th, 2013|Featured|2 Comments

The Power of Mentorship on the Path to Success

The Power of Mentorship on the Path to Success
Perhaps the best way to learn is to take advantage of the experience and knowledge of those who have already done what we are trying to do. When we are in school, we are often willing to accept the value of a […]

By |March 27th, 2013|Featured|0 Comments

Art Imitating Life: 5 Life Lessons Learned from The Wizard of Oz

Art Imitating Life: 5 Life Lessons Learned from The Wizard of Oz
I was at the theatre last week with my mom and cousin to see a production of The Wizard of Oz. I grew up watching the movie and as a huge musical theatre fan, I was excited to watch […]

By |January 28th, 2013|Featured|0 Comments

My Top 10 Key Lessons of 2012

My Top 10 Key Lessons of 2012
Wow! It has been just over a year since The Artistic Edge was born and it is hard to believe that in that time we’ve added new resources, the Connecting With My Future interview series, two new bloggers and of course, a book!

As I […]

By |January 1st, 2013|Featured|2 Comments

Relational Capital – How Much Do You Have?

Relational Capital – How Much Do You Have?
In my last post I mentioned that I was at a business conference, Mega Partnering. Well, I’ve been back for about a week and since the jet-lag is now behind me I am itching to share with you what I learned.

I had the […]

By |December 13th, 2012|Featured|2 Comments