Reflections

Poetic. Practical. Quirky

Breathing Space

"Between stimulus and response there is a space" Viktor Frankl I’ve always loved this quote. And it took a pandemic for me to really sink down into its full meaning. On March 6th 2020, My now fiancé worked from home. At that time, our home was MY office. Let’s just...

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stop faking it

stop faking it

You know that phrase, “Fake it till you make it?” I hate that phrase. I understand the sentiment. People’s hearts are in the right place when they say that. They truly want us to find our inner confidence. (And perhaps, deep down, they want to stop faking it and to...

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are you Brave Enough to not know?

are you Brave Enough to not know?

It was 2008 and I was 3/4 of the way through Fitzmaurice Voicework training with lots of experienced theatre voice instructors from around the world. As a fellow teacher-in-training coached someone on a Shakespeare monologue, I sat in the corner thinking, “I can’t...

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You are a gift

You are a gift

We're raised in a world that values effort. Our soul suckers only understand what we do, not who we are.  In reality, WHO YOU ARE is the most valuable thing about you. Not what you think. Not what you know. Not what you do.  When you are gone,...

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One hill at a time

One hill at a time

I have an inner teenager inside of me. She’s very impatient. Sometimes this gives me an unstoppable drive. Other times it drives me absolutely BonKerS! It can be hard to see how far we’ve come. On anything. Improvement as an actor. Movement on gut...

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presence is your gift

presence is your gift

Without realizing it at the time, I spent so much of my life WORKING HARD to PROVE my worth.  Then one day, a trusted friend blurted,  "You don't need to prove yourself to yourself or anyone else. You are." Her truth-blurt jolted me into a dark night of...

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You Are beautiful

You Are beautiful

"What makes you vulnerable makes you beautiful." - Brené BrownFor years I led with my head while trying to hide my heart. If you know me now, you probably think that seems impossible. In a way, you're right. My beloved acting class pointed out that my poker face...

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leadership

leadership

During my Leadership program, about 11 years ago, I spent about 12 hours one day SPINNING OUT. I'd gotten triggered by an exercise I would not have ended the exercise the way the leaders did.  While debriefing, I said, "We went straight from my heaven to my...

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Keep it Simple

Keep it Simple

Do you catch yourself working harder and harder, trying to make things happen? Have you ever noticed yourself speaking more or faster in a desperate attempt to get people to understand? Watch this video to learn how to say more with less words and do more with less...

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