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February 24, 2019

Why are we in such a hurry to be entertained?

These past few weeks I've been doing stand up comedy a few nights a week and one of the things I'm noticing about these comedy open mics is the pressure to get a laugh within the first 30 seconds or less. There was a bit tha...

February 9, 2019

OMG I did it!

It’s something I’ve always wanted to try: Stand up comedy. And this week I dove head first into this world and told jokes at three different open mics around the Bay Area. 

As somebody who coaches other performers I always feel like I need to put myself i...

January 6, 2019

I came across some really fascinating information that I just MUST share with you! It explains why people are driven to make goals, intentions and New Year's Resolutions.  . . . why it's a healthy thing to do even when we don't necessarily meet or keep those resolution...

December 30, 2018

I know that in 2019 I will do things and some of them will fail.  Some of them will flourish too.  But more often things will take longer than I want, will need more work than I anticipate.  And this is ok.

Today, I lie on my bed in an overstretched comfy cott...

December 2, 2018

Have you ever felt a pull to create something, but you've felt too down or too "in the dark" to even know where to begin?

Of course, it's great when we get that hit of inspiration and ideas begin flowing to us effortlessly!  We feel fantastic! Like we are masters...

September 21, 2018

Do you know what is worse than flop sweating or a racing heartbeat?  The stories we make up about them.  When we go into panic mode (otherwise known as fight or flight) then we also tend to start spiraling into self-doubt and self-conscious thoughts.

That's why I...

September 17, 2018

Have you ever wanted to try street performing?

It's pretty amazing when it's done well, don't you think?

Have you ever been going about your normal day and you find yourself feeling moved as a beautiful song reaches you from across the train station or you're struck...

September 14, 2018

Street performing acts are as vast and varied as the imaginations of the artists who create them. And with the explosion of the internet and social media, I feel like the creativity of street performers has exploded as well and the bar has been set even higher.

Street p...

September 10, 2018

Have you noticed this "ghosting" trend too?

You make plans with someone well in advance, but then they flake and cancel at the last minute?

Or you meet someone new and it feels like there is great chemistry with them as either a romantic partner or a creative partner...

August 24, 2018

Whether you just had a terrible performance or you choked during an audition, there is nothing else quite like the sinking feeling in the pit of your stomach when you feel like you've experienced an epic failure at what you love to do - performing!

We've all been ther...

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