Fear

Shut Ins: A Guide

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Uhm. Wow. What a week, right? Between scary and confusing news segments about COVID-19, you may ALSO be hearing messages about using this time to be UBER productive and accomplish every goal you’ve ever dreamed of, drag out art supplies, re-wallpaper your living room, organize […]

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 […]

Courage

Saying Uncle

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I took myself on an artist date the other day. I went to see Clemency because I wanted to see powerhouse acting and that I did (Whoa–that Alfre Woodard and Aldis Hodge!), but ultimately the story was too unrelenting for me, without redemption, justice, or […]

Experiments

Everybody got a plan, until…

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“Everybody got a plan until they get punched in the face.” –Mike Tyson Before I had a baby, I had the whole sleep thing figured out. I was going to co-sleep and then gently move the baby to a bassinette by the bed in our room […]

Education

Wait–what??!!

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(This post is from Labor Day weekend when I moved my son into his freshman college dorm.) YOU GUYS!!!!???????  My one and only child, my first and only born, my tiny baby boy, moved in to his college dorm.  CAN YOU EVEN?  I cannot.  Last thing […]

Courage

There is no freedom without risk

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“As soon as anyone starts telling you to be “realistic,” cross that person off your invitation list.” –John Eliot What are you not supposed to do? What’s off limits? What’s against the rules? Now, I’m not talking about running a red light or dining and dashing, […]

Fear

What they did is not on you

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“If there’s going to be a story, don’t you think I have as good a right as anyone to choose it?”–Richard Adams from Watership Down   We give our mind too much power. We forget that we can change it. Not listen. Watch it do […]

Body Compass

What Might Happen?

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Ekhart Tolle says, Cooperate with the present moment as if you asked for it. That Ekhart. He’s so cray. I imagine tickling him over and over, my face pressed very close to his, saying, Did you ask for this, Ekhart? Did you? Did you? Hmm? […]

Fear

What if they see that you don’t know?

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Before I did the solo show, I noticed some part of me was feeling intense judgment and even shame about not knowing how to do it, how to write and perform a solo show. As I was feeling this, I was also aware IN MY HEAD […]

Body Compass

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 […]