April 22, 2017

I just read an article in GQ (?!) entitled "Look, Man, You're Not Actually Scared of Clowns," which has got me to again revisit this theme.

His theory is that the clown in "It" is a "clown" specifically designed to terrify a 6 year old, and that the only clown who has "...

April 12, 2017

What I'm about to say is NOT a parental guilt trip. I'm sure I'd feed my children, if I had them, cheese toast 3X a day if they wouldn't get sick. However, I grew up in a household that hated to cook. This means my parents derived no pleasure from feeding me in order t...

April 12, 2017

There's been a lot of talk lately about vulnerability (thanks Brene Brown).

In a way I see it as our culture using our giant brains and fancy words to point us back to our (perhaps) neglected and wordless hearts that are in dire need of some sweet sweet attention.

I thin...

April 12, 2017

I speak a lot in the work I do about being a permission-giver. 

In Canada, we were recently with Gord Downie, of the Tragically Hip, as he completed his last tour while battling with cancer.

In his honesty and transparency he gave others permission to feel and consider t...

April 12, 2017

Have you ever had someone tell you to do it again, but better?

In theatre school that was the infamous directors note we all laughed at. "Could you do that again, but better?"

It happens all the time in business & education.

"Be creative."

"Play more."

"Be better."

Just to p...

April 12, 2017

I had a theatre teacher who, with a giant smile, would say, "perfect!" at the end of just about everything, even when it appeared obvious to me, that it wasn't.

And he became this voice in my head.

Perfect!

Perfect!

It was perfect, or more importantly, it was perfect even...

April 12, 2017

There is a coastal community in Colombia, who consider themselves sentipensantes, beings that use both their brain and their heart.

(If you speak spanish, here's a video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LbJWqetRuMo).

They use the word sentipensamientos (feelingthough...

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