The Value of Teaching


At both Artist’s Attic and Porch Music Store, our mission transcends merely providing high-quality products, art supplies, and musical instruments. We are deeply committed to spreading the power of art and music throughout our community. We believe that creativity has the potential to transform lives, and we are dedicated to making these forms of expression accessible to everyone. One of the ways we bring our […]

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Reconnecting with Nature This Summer


In today’s world, our lives are dominated by computers, smartphones, and various electronic devices. Finding time to completely unplug from these gadgets is rare, yet it’s essential for our physical and mental well-being. Everyone has their own way of unplugging, whether it’s curling up with a good book, hanging out with friends after work, or going for a walk. For me, there’s no better therapy […]

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Learning New Skills


Learning new skills at any age is a fantastic way to keep your mind sharp and expand your world in unexpected ways.

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Harmony in Diversity: The Transformative Power of Music


In the symphony of life, music plays a profound role, weaving its melody into the fabric of our existence. It transcends boundaries, serving as a universal language that speaks to our souls, connecting us in ways that words alone cannot. From the gentle caress of a soothing melody to the pulsating rhythm of a heart-pounding beat, music has the remarkable ability to evoke a myriad […]

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Too Much Screen Time


If you’re anything like almost half of the planet, (48% of the world population, according to a Statista report.) you might be addicted to your smartphone.

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Switching to “Input” mode


There’s a quote from author Stephen King that I love regarding the act of writing. It goes, “If you don’t have time to read, you don’t have the time (or the tools) to write. Simple as that.” He elaborates by adding, “If you want to be a writer, you must do two things above all others: read a lot and write a lot.” While this […]

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The Gift of Giving


The holiday season is a time for joy, celebration, and reflection, giving us the chance to express gratitude for the blessings in our lives. One meaningful way to embody the spirit of the season is by giving back to our communities. By doing so, we not only contribute to the well-being of those around us but also shape our own identity. And for businesses, how […]

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The Importance of Pronouns


Communication is key in business and in life. Being a great communicator in today’s world requires being mindful of using the correct pronouns in both your written and spoken language. Using a person’s correct pronouns is a way to demonstrate respect and to create an inclusive environment.  A pronoun is a word used to refer to someone other than a noun. Here’s an example: “She/He/They/Ze […]

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Tips for Effective Telephone Service


Every business still does a great amount of communication over the phone.  Here are Seven Tips for Effective Telephone Service: When the phone rings, set a goal to answer it within 3 rings. Introduce yourself when answering, “Good Morning/Afternoon/Evening and the business name. Your name (Holly) speaking, “How may I help you?” Phone courtesy, when talking always be patient and show gratitude to your customers. […]

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Benefits to Taking Time Off


Studies have shown that people across our country are working longer hours and taking less time off work. Not taking a moment to decompress from your work can often lead to both mental and physical health challenges. That’s why I challenge you to take a break this Independence Day weekend no matter if your position is an employee, manager, or business owner. Time away from […]

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