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Our Hidden Gifts

I’m sitting in a circle teaching a new group of theatre students on the second day of class this term. More than anything else, I want them to believe in themselves. To know that they are enough, exactly as they are, and that any techniques that they learn during their time as theatre students are […]

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Finding My Rhythm Again (and again and again)

Before meeting my partner and Soulmate, I woke up at 6am every day. I had a dedicated morning practice including yoga and meditation and I exercised every morning. I got more done before noon than most people do all day. I was energized, focused and clear – that’s how I found him in the first […]

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Fogust Blues

Fog. It’s Fogust in the Inner Sunset. I guess its Fogust everywhere in SF, but I don’t really care about everywhere. I care about the fact that I’m buried in fog in the Inner Sunset. I heard on the news that the bay area is having a heat wave. Really? Everywhere except for the Inner […]

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Through the Fire

“I want to know if you will stand in the centre of the fire with me and not shrink back.”  – from the Invitation by Oriah Mountain Dreamer I have been trying to write this for over 6 weeks. About 6 weeks ago my boyfriend and I had our worst fight ever. At that time […]

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From the Muck

I hurt. I want to crawl up into the fetal position. Lick my wounds. Close the curtains. Wounded. I can’t write. I want to be poetic and philosophical. Instead I’m in pain. I drop him at the airport. I’m sad. I will miss him. I also feel relieved. How can I feel both? There I […]

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Screaming Silence

An oldie and a goodie … this post was originally published in 2015.   Last spring, I led a workshop with Alexis Ryon-Melcher at the Westerbeke Ranch. She said something mid-day that made me cry – expressing something about my work better than I could have myself. It’s the first time I’d been back since […]

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Fish Out of Water

I have a confession to make: I have a very hard time with networking meetings.  As an introvert, a highly sensitive person, and an empath I find myself completely drained after a networking meeting. Most days, I feel like I’ve traveled 28 hours on an airplane after going to one. I’m not a natural super-connector. […]

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From the Heart

STOP TALKING!!!!! (I’m speaking to my head.) It chatters on and on and on, trying to control every last detail of my life. I’m so tired. That’s making me tired. Aren’t you tired of all that planning and re-planning and trying to figure it out? Wait, I think that’s my head talking to my head. […]

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It’s My Body, My Body, My Body, MINE!

Years ago, while playing one of my favorite roles ever, one of my passionate monologues culminated in the line “Its my body, my body, my body, MINE!” Yes, it is my body … And I’ve recently had to face the fact that I’ve been treating it like shit.” Okay, maybe not “like shit” compared to […]

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Blank Page

Ahhhh….. Sitting down at the computer at 4pm on a Friday. I’ve been avoiding this blank page all day. I’ve done laundry. I’ve done yoga. I’ve showered. I’ve paid bills. I’ve met with contractors. I’ve shopped online. I’ve done everything I could to avoid sitting down here. What is it about a blank white page […]

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