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...

July 22, 2019

[Newsletter Series (#12)]

I hosted a workshop last weekend at Metta Yoga in Corte Madera, and it was fabulous. The group was engaged and vibrant, the studio - with its safe and grounding energy - supported us beautifully, and our storytelling theme was the connective ti...

June 17, 2019

[Newsletter Series (#11)]

I’ve been on a very fast track lately:  generating newsletter and social content, finalizing my solo show, planning the next improv workshop, preparing for my Sweetwater reading and spinning around the hamster wheel that is networking for my ne...

June 13, 2019

[Newsletter Series (#10)

I’ve been thinking about the improv principle, Listening, and it occurred to me yesterday how important it is to practice listening inwardly as well.  Meaning paying attention to what our intuition is telling us - often like a whisper; more soft...

June 4, 2019

[Newsletter Series (#9)]

These past two months, we’ve touched on the improv principle of “Yes, and…” in various forms and contexts, because so much of this idea is inextricably tied to all the others.  

Awareness > yes to the present moment

Listening >    yes to paying at...

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