April 18, 2018

I've been writing a lot more lately - beyond the journal, I mean - although I'm still loyal to that routine.  There's a piece that may (or may not) turn into a coming of age fiction novel (or short story); a series of prompted vignettes (or Flash Fiction work) from a F...

April 5, 2018

In my improv class a a little while ago, I fumbled.  Hard.  My scene partner and I had two choices:  request characters/relationship/our objectives from my teacher OR ask for a suggestion from our audience of fellow classmates.  We chose the former and our teacher set...

April 2, 2018

I wake up each morning at 5:45am to write in my journal - or my Morning Pages, as Julia Cameron calls them.  At first, I was setting my alarm, much to my husband's chagrin.  ("Alexa.  Alexa, cancel alarm...  Alexa!")  Now it is a delightful routine I treasure and look...

April 2, 2018

"Too tired to care"

"#PowerMama"

The two women at the nail salon I visited Friday wore these slogan t-shirts with pride.  And why not?  Tell 'em sisters!  If we can't yell it from the rooftop with a damn megaphone, may as well shout it with a tagline.

For some r...

March 15, 2018

"Leave the corporate at the door."  That's what my voiceover teacher advised me last weekend, when I was in the booth performing the script for a Florida Orange Juice radio spot.

The Corporate.

It was a director's note I'd heard before, coming back to haunt me. Only, whe...

March 3, 2018

How does my son's little brain work, anyway?  All the insecurity and shyness.  Such trepidation and physical recoil when the prospect of approaching someone (friend, stranger) with a question, a conversation, a simple request.  

Where in the world do...

February 25, 2018

I have a voice and when I use it, pretty amazing things come out.  Insights, wonder, inquiry, declarations.  My voice is worth listening to. 

But most of the time, I rely on perfect eloquence and fact-checked clarity.  I wait to be sure my ideas are "right" an...

February 19, 2018

The first of don Miguel Luiz' Four Agreements is to "Be impeccable with your word", and I have found myself thinking about this almost every day since I read the book.  Mostly because, in my opinion, this Agreement is one of the most difficult to achieve.

Impecable Defi...

December 27, 2017

I am 6,912 words into a short story I was quite proud of.  Until I slowed to a snail's pace with my writing, and then came to what can quite literally be considered a halt.  Full stop.  60 to 0 mph.  Nada, zilch.  I got nothin'.  

For now....

December 19, 2017

I've been listening to an amazing and insightful podcast lately called, "Monster Baby" and I am absolutely hooked on what Ted DesMaisons and Lisa Rowland continue to explore:  that there is a curious connection between the idea of mindfulness and the core principals of...

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