The Nervous Nellies

The Nervous Nellies

The Nervous Nellies had me by the throat …  For years, people told me: “You should go LIVE.” “You should shoot short videos.” “You should be on video everywhere.”The Universe was speaking to me through them. Showing me my path.  I dabbled, but...
Practice Makes Powerful

Practice Makes Powerful

Hundreds of people stare at you from the sea of angry red audience chairs …  Your throat goes dry. Your voice shakes. Your back sweats. Your legs tremble. Your words fall on deaf ears.  And then you wake up.  Whew! If that’s your...
The Humpty dumpty of Groups

The Humpty dumpty of Groups

My body screamed and my throat closed as they held me down on my front lawn – rubbing grass all over my body and shoving it down my throat.  I was intensely allergic to nearly everything at that age – especially that freshly cut grass! My middle...
Are you a style rebel?

Are you a style rebel?

Are you a style rebel at heart? Years ago, someone I met in the “bro-speaking” world gave me this speaking style advice: “You need to look like money.” I didn’t follow it.  I’m a style rebel at heart.  (Most sensitive visionaries, ambitious empaths, and loving...
How to Birth your Masterpiece

How to Birth your Masterpiece

It was the messiest birth. In the very first Core class of our very first quarter of our very first year in grad school, I got pregnant with the idea for my thesis performance: A silent one-woman show where I battled an over-sized scale and ended up completely naked...
Authenticity alone won’t change the world

Authenticity alone won’t change the world

Authenticity is a doorway to soulful speaking. It’s not the end of the road.  I love authenticity. It’s been a value of mine since I first learned what a value was. When I look at all of the sensitive visionaries, ambitious empaths, and loving rebels...