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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...

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 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 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...

March 5, 2018

Is there a place you won't go with your art?

This is a question I recently asked Emmy Award winning composer, Dan Cantrell, and I thought . . . that's just a good question just to ask artists in general.

When it comes to places we "won't go" - I think it comes d...

February 24, 2018

If you feel like you have to always "keep it together" and only show only your most confident and bulletproof self, then . . . don't.

Watch this video below and listen to Raz's Kennedy's story instead.

This is one of my favorite podcast episodes that I've made so far bec...

February 15, 2018

I firmly believe that artists are today's shamans. Here are 15 reasons why. And I think you'll LOVE #15 ;)


 

15 Reasons Why Artists Are Today's Shamans

  1. We take people on an emotional journey.

  2. We consider ourselves outsiders like shaman who live on the "outskirts...

February 14, 2018

We think of being an artist as glamorous, powerful, and fun. . . and there is that. Sometimes.

But there is also the bitter truth to fame.  The exhilerating ride  that is like a roller coaster you can't get off.  Or you fear getting off.  Or you have anxiety about being...

February 4, 2018

Just 10 days to go until the Performers & Creators Lab Podcast launches on Valentine's Day!  I'm completely obsessed with it here in my little artists' cave, editing and compiling all these great interviews and materials, and I just can't keep my enthusiasm to myself s...

November 16, 2017

When things get hard, knowing who you are and why you got that way gives you compassion for yourself.   It makes it easy to appreciate yourself and go easy on yourself. . . and thus you go a little easier on everyone else. And so I'm sharing with you ten questions...

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