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November 14, 2019

I attended a two-day workshop last month in LA, hosted by the illustrious Rob Bell, called Something to Say.  I went in thinking we’d be a mismatched group of creatives/business people/performers who would spend both 9-to-5 days leaning all the tricks of the public spe...

November 14, 2019

We are a collection of our pasts and the truths we’ve cultivated about ourselves -- who we are, what we value, how we’re supposed to perform -- in order to make sense of things in this world.  But they’re just stories, aren’t they? Programmed into us at an early age, s...

November 14, 2019

I’ve been caught off guard a few times, recently, with people graciously complimenting me on parts of myself unseen to...myself.  I was called a “rock star”, that my energy is “off the hook”; that the workshops I host, bolstering connection and aliveness, makes me a “h...

November 13, 2019

I was talking with a friend of mine recently, about being creatives; mostly about the pushes and pulls of ideas, and how joyously overwhelming it can be to have so many of them.  

I’m going to write poetry for 30 days straight!

It might be time to outline my Tedx ta...

October 30, 2019

I’ve been thinking about emotions lately:  if/how I feel them, which ones I avoid and project onto others and why; observing how quickly they come and go and shift and morph from one feeling to another; naming, noting, theorizing, wondering.  All of it. And I’ve learne...

September 1, 2019

There was a children’s book some of us may remember called, “Are You My Mother?”  It was about a baby bird who hatches from her egg while Mama is out hunting for food to bring home to the nest.  The hatchling doesn’t know who or where she is, and goes on an adventure t...

September 1, 2019

[Newsletter Series (#14)]

There’s that old adage, “actions speak louder than words”, I’ve not been able to get off my mind lately.  Not because of the immense pride I have backing the policy shifters and change-makers like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Glennon Doyle Melt...

August 22, 2019

I’m just over a week now, back from the Applied Improvisation Network (AIN) annual conference at Stony Brook University, and I’m still trying to exhale.  The people I met, the workshops and keynotes I attended, the games and conversations. All of it. So much to peel ba...

August 13, 2019

I was fortunate to attend an amazing conference at the end of July, hosted by CultureAmp, here in San Francisco, called Culture First.  It was impressive, to say the least: more than 1,000 participants, beautifully produced, palpably energetic, well organized...and it...

July 23, 2019

[Newsletter Series (#13)]

“Babe, come watch a movie with us. People in improv get vacations too, you know...”

That’s what my husband said to me not even 30 seconds ago, while I sit here at my laptop catching up on social media, the numerous blogs I follow etc -- and WHAM...

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