Courage

What you really want

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I had a dream that I was carrying around a placenta in a leaky fabric pouch. It was warm and very Waldorf-y and kind of a mess. I began to feel dread. I had done something wrong. Been negligent. Cause irreparable harm. Then I realized the placenta belonged […]

Body Compass

Delight

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These days, I seek antidotes to the despair I feel given our current political situation. These days, I need ways to manage the rage and sorrow that erupts from near-constant assaults on truth and justice, the erosion of morality, the absence of courage and real leadership […]

Courage

Terrible Reviews

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When I was 18, I went to an acting conservatory. There were about 20 of us in my class, ranging from 18, me, the youngest, to some in their mid-30s. The director of the program, one of our acting teachers, was a gritty, straight-talking, chain-smoking […]

Action

Now is the time

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I’m sure by now you’ve been inundated with YEAR END posts. It’s coming! The end of 2019! And the start of not only a new year but a new DECADE! !!!!!! What do you want it be BRING you? What do you want it to […]

Body Compass

Rhino Wisdom

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Okay. I’m going to get a little woo-woo on you so, fair warning. I took a Shamanism workshop a few years ago taught by the wonderful Sarah Seidelmann who, if you didn’t know, is Maria Bamford’s sister (and Maria, if you didn’t know, is one […]

Action

Let Go Of Professionalism

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“Let go of professionalism” is something I heard Kyle Cease say more than once. It’s true. And wise. And goes against the common understanding of how to ‘get ahead’ or do our careers. It’s also easy to misunderstand. He’s not advising us to be thoughtless, […]

Mindset

Open the channel

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When I’m cold, I put on a sweater, sit by the fire, get under a blanket, close the window, turn up the heat. When I’m hot, I take off the sweater, move away from the fire, cast off the blanket, open the window, turn down […]

The TAO of You

There is no Nanny…

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I used to say, I wish I had a big-bosomed Irish nanny to burst through my door and make me get to what matters. She’s not mean. She’s matter of fact, no-nonsense, practical in her methods. “That’s the way, love,” she says as she pulls the curtains […]