Self Care for Artists During Self-Isolation

Sometimes, after years of being in the arts professions, we have to get reacquainted with ourselves.  We are not the actor, the dancer, the comic, et al, we were a year ago, much less five or ten years ago.  Hopefully, we’ve grown.  Sometimes, we have growing pains.  With arts imperiled by corona virus, artists ofContinue reading “Self Care for Artists During Self-Isolation”

Giving Myself Time

It seems like there’s never enough time.  We pack our schedules full, keep busy, keep moving and still, there’s an emptiness.  Time just flies, and we have so little time for ourselves. This past week, I resolved to give myself some time back.  I resolved not to just wake up and do, do, do.  IContinue reading “Giving Myself Time”

Keep it Simple

Take a deep breath…and now another….and another…another.  Now, tell yourself how you really feel. It may surprise you.  Too often, we have a lot of external markers of being a “good person”, a good wife, a good business partner, a good…whatever.  There’s a lot of expectations that we take on and try to accommodate andContinue reading “Keep it Simple”

Not Every Day Has to be a Big Day

Not every day has to be a big day.  I’m learning that, seemingly over and over again.  Sometimes, the smallest progress is the hardest gained.  Sometimes, the small details add up to something much bigger, like a pointillist painting or a mosaic. I love thru-lines and themes and big picture thinking, but I am findingContinue reading “Not Every Day Has to be a Big Day”

Feed Your Body & Your Spirit

Do you have plans to do something nice for yourself today? Self care is an important part of well being so be sure to take some me time . So often we lose ourselves in the hustle and bustle and daily routine that we can’t hear that small inner voice that keeps us fresh, creative andContinue reading “Feed Your Body & Your Spirit”

The Mask: Acting when in Mourning

“To weep is to make less the depth of grief.” HENRY VI, PART III It’s true that actors suffer for their art.  We go to countless auditions, get told no more often than yes, among many other grievances.   Actors are bettors.  They gamble on themselves constantly, each day, in the name of their artContinue reading “The Mask: Acting when in Mourning”