Art in Alignment…
Let’s face it, our society is not set up to help artists thrive.
Even professional training programs can leave artists ill-equipped to succeed in the “real world.”
How to support yourself financially in a way that is fulfilling and stable, how to manage the emotional fatigue of constant criticism and rejection, how to set healthy boundaries, how to build a habit of practicing your craft when you have a brain that’s not wired for consistency…
There are so many skills necessary to maintain a long, healthy, joyful career.
So many of us settle for a career that doesn’t check those three boxes: long, healthy, joyful.
Maybe you cut your creative career short, tired of the constant struggle. Maybe you’re still hustling for the dream, and sacrificing your mental and physical health along the way. Maybe you’ve kept going through the motions of making art, but you’ve lost that spark that drew you to the work in the first place.
Whether you’re a full-time professional artist or pursue your creativity outside the professional realm, you deserve more.
You deserve to be a healthy, whole artist, living a balanced, fulfilling life, making vibrant, meaningful art.
So how do you make that happen?
In my opinion, it starts with self-awareness and self-care. Knowing what you need and how to get it.
It may sound simple, but, as I’m sure you know, it can actually be quite difficult – especially when you’re trying to figure it out all on your own!
That’s where I come in.
It’s my goal to help you use your creative gifts to create a life that nourishes you – body, mind, and spirit. To reconnect with your inspiration, reclaim your confidence, and restore your health and wellness.
If you’re ready to take some steps toward a healthier, happier relationship with yourself and your creative aspirations, set up a free Coffee Chat and let’s get started!
“The most regretful people on earth are those who felt the call to creative work, who felt their own creative power restive and uprising, and gave to it neither power nor time.”
Always a questioner and an independent thinker, I struggled to fit into a school system that didn’t seem to honor and support my unique needs, desires, and personality. I dreamed of a future in which I would finally be able to fully pursue my interests (mainly musical theatre) and be the captain of my own ship so to speak.
The only problem was, by the time I got older, I had lost touch with my dreams, my values, my confidence. They had been replaced by severe depression, anxiety, and a sense that who I was was not enough and what I wanted was unrealistic. I felt lost and restless. Afraid to pursue the things I had always said I wanted, resentful of the new system I found myself in – the one where I had to find a job and an apartment, where I was constantly competing for a chance to showcase my art, etc.
My personal journey to reclaim my life, my power, and my freedom has sparked a passion to help others do the same. I believe we all have the right to live lives that light us up and that fulfill the unique needs and desires of our bodies, minds, and souls.
It’s never too late to start creating that life for yourself, and I would be honored to support you along the way.
A little more about me:
Sarah DeGrave is a mindfulness-based Life & Wellness Coach with a passion for personal growth and self-exploration. She is also a Nutritious Movement certified Restorative Exercise Specialist with additional training in a variety of dance and movement modalities. By tapping into her gifts as a Connector/Alchemist archetype, she creates space for others to reconnect with their own personal power through curiosity, compassion, and creativity.
When Sarah is not helping others align their bodies and lives, she spends time working as a professional musical theatre performer. She also enjoys baking cookies, watching home design shows, and cats. She is currently based in the beautiful Pacific Northwest.