What should I do? Have you ever been in a meeting where you aren't the one presenting, and you're not sure what to do?Some people disconnect, stop listening, or do their email, while others might look for ways to interject into the presentation. It's difficult to know how to play a role in … [Read more...] about It’s about the support
Just do you.
Happy New Year! These moments when we mark transitions can be both helpful and not helpful.It's helpful to think about what I want more or and what I want less of in the New Year, but it's not helpful if I believe that somehow I'm going to be a different person.If we really want to change … [Read more...] about Just do you.
Scared and Scary
Awareness It isn't enough to simply be aware of how you feel in any given situation. If you are a leader (or a parent/teacher/mentor) then you ought to also be aware of how that feeling looks and feels to others.Does anger always look angry?Will happiness always look happy?Must fear … [Read more...] about Scared and Scary
Expectations (and wishing for bad luck)
The root of all heartache Shakespeare once wrote that "expectations are the root of all heartache" and I think he's right.For anyone who's been watching the recent news cycles on the new mutation for Covid, you've probably felt some strong emotions.If you expected this all along, you might … [Read more...] about Expectations (and wishing for bad luck)
Bring Your Whole Self.
What is my whole self? Actors often talk about bringing their whole selves to the stage, which means how we experience them while they are on the stage.Are they physically, emotionally, and intellectually present?Eugenio Barba developed a unique program in Denmark for Odin Teatret that was … [Read more...] about Bring Your Whole Self.
When We Get Hooked
Have you ever been in a conversation and felt like you have suddenly become completely hooked?I don't mean in a good way, rather in a way that you and another person are locked in some kind of emotional conflict that is difficult to pinpoint and harder even to break.Sometimes it is because … [Read more...] about When We Get Hooked