Reflections

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Purpose Pressure Overwhelm

Purpose Pressure Overwhelm

I’m grateful to be surrounded by so many people who regularly talk about things like “life purpose, values, and impact.”  My colleagues, friends, and clients can’t get enough of topics like these. It’s awesome! And yet, a wave of people in my world are feeling...

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The Alchemy of Breathing

The Alchemy of Breathing

"Fear is excitement without breath." - Robert Heller Five years ago, after accidentally taking a five year break from acting, I returned to the stage with a bang. My return? The Theatre Bay Area General Auditions. It’s hard to convey the magnitude of these auditions...

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The Magic of STAYing when Speaking

The Magic of STAYing when Speaking

We crave connection. But when we're speaking to a crowd, or having an important conversation, it's SO tempting to try to find a short cut or to go "out of body" and hope the other people will go first. Watching this video to learn about the Magic of Staying (Including...

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Courageous Speaking in the Digital Age

Courageous Speaking in the Digital Age

It's hard enough to show up as a Courageous Leader and Speaker when we're right there in the flesh with our audience. Since COVID hit, we're on Zoom all the time and these devices that support us technologically seem to make it even harder for us to show up as our...

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Speaking Below the Neck

Speaking Below the Neck

We think of speaking as something we that do with our mouths.  Sometimes we’re aware of a lump in our throats.  But the most important part of speaking happens below the neck.  Curious about what I mean? Watch this video to learn more.  ...

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One Quick Tip for Processing Crowd Energy

One Quick Tip for Processing Crowd Energy

Years ago, when playing Lysistrata in Lysistrata, after spending WEEKS speaking to the empty red theatre chairs, THIS is what happened during our first preview ...I walked out onstage, excited to be sharing our baby with the audience. And then, as soon as I saw ALL...

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