Inspiration

Awake & Aware

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When my mother gave birth to her first child, they knocked her out cold–bam–for the whole thing. When very pregnant with me a few years later, they wheeled her down the hall on one of those gurneys while she screamed, I HAVE TO GO TO […]

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Body Compass

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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Little Stories

Pick Something

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I had a boss once say to me in her fake English accent, from the other side of her enormous desk, hands folded across her chest, reading glasses at the edge of her nose: Oh Kyra, it’s really very simple. Just pick something and stick with […]

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Little Stories

A bird in the mouth…

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Once upon a time my dog Beegu, the labradoodle, escaped from our yard and dashed to my neighbor’s where their chickens were loosely scattered, happily engaged in the industrious and vacuous pursuits of the chicken world. Our gates had been left open (apparently) and it […]

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