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Not all confidence is alike

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Everyone is afraid. I’m afraid. Somewhere inside, you’re afraid. Everyone you know is afraid, about something, some of the time.  People living lives of purpose aren’t any less afraid than the rest of us, they’re just practiced at not letting it stop them.  So, we’re afraid. Yay! HOW NORMAL […]

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Stay

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I signed up for a class in creating a solo show. I did Part 1 in the fall. Part 2 starts in a couple of weeks and ends with a performance. That I will do. In front of, you know, people.  I’ve wanted to do this […]

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What is it time for?

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We are here not just to grow but to transform. Transformation starts with a change so profound, it makes the old life–the one we had been living up until that moment, impossible. It shatters it, or some aspect of it, and we are suddenly no longer the same. The change […]

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Fear & Freedom

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I spent last weekend in New York at a workshop led by Josh Pais the actor, teacher, and the creator of Committed Impulse (CI). If you’ve never heard of Josh Pais and his work, go read more about it right now. It’s extraordinarily powerful, exhilaratingly profound work. He […]

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Answer the call

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Books come into our lives at exactly the right moment. I’m reading Steven Pressfield’s newest book, The Artist’s Journey, and I urge you to do the same. It’s jam-packed and a quick read, both. It’s clear, straight-forward, and full of wisdom. It’s a call to action. […]

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You have a calling

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Listen: You have a calling.    There is something that wants to come through you, right now. It’s not entirely you, nor entirely of you, but it does need you in order to be brought to the world.    You are the living breathing being that is required to bring this […]

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What if it’s all okay?

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What if it’s all okay? What if how you feel is okay? Even if right now, things really suck. I’m not telling you that the thing that sucks right now is ‘meant to be’ or ‘for your highest good’ but I am suggesting that the feelings […]