NaBloPoMo

NaBloPoMo (National Blog Posting Month) starts tomorrow. This past Wednesday, I found out that this event exists and I have never heard of it before. I already wanted to focus the month on writing daily, so coming across this event felt serendipitous. November will be a big month for me for writing with this challenge,…

My Body Is My Temple

“My Body is my Temple,” is the phrase on my 2015 vision board. When we think about a temple we think about something that is well taken care of and sacred. I have been focusing on my health since I moved to Los Angeles, but really started to make better strides toward it these past…

Wisdom Wednesdsay #52 – How Stress Effect’s Your Body

My position on my last show ended this past Friday. By midday, of my last day, I started feeling sick. Both of my supervisors thought that it was because my body was winding down from it’s need to be “on” for the demands of the show. I did what I could to balance work and…

Tune Tuesday #18 – I Won’t Back Down

It’s Tuesday and I feel exhausted. I spent 80% of the weekend resting from the stress of the last month of work. I have not felt tired like this in a long time. I feel like your body feels when you have a cold, but without the cold. I usually do well at listening to…

Mindful Monday #88 – Old Habits Keep You Small

My voice class is  an awareness class in relation to the body, voice and emotion. How your physical body feels, your state of mind and your emotion all affect how you communicate. This goes beyond tone, but deeper into the physical mechanics of the voice. When it comes to being vulnerable my voice gets small…

Production Wrap

Today is the last day of work on my current show. I haven’t had time to let the end settle in my mind because of the high demands. My department never had a chance to breathe, but we banded together and worked through the challenges. This particular movie has a special meaning to me because…

Wisdom Wednesday #51 – Body Intelligence

Today’s Wisdom Wednesday came to me in my voice class this weekend. After each voice class, my instructor pulls a book or two from his bookshelf. This bookshelf is small, but packed with books – mostly of poetry and some of spirituality. This particular class he pulled a book of Rumi’s teachings. We use the…

Tune Tuesday #17 – More Than Everything

I went out last night to celebrate a friends birthday. We met through improv and are friends on facebook, but we don’t see each other or catch up regularly. A year into studying improv, I took time off and she moved into a new portion of the school. We haven’t seen each other in about…

Mindful Monday #87 – One More Round

This weekend was a little over whelming. I am enjoying the current state of my life and the fruits of all my labor. I was able to catch up with a lot of friends that I haven’t seen in months. It was so good to see everyone. There is a bit of sadness in my…

Adventures in Facing Your Fears

I hit the ground running and I already faced a gigantic fear, since my birthday. It lead me to face two more fears, one per week, which are connected and build on each other. These fears stem from a larger fear that popped up this summer. This particular fear was delicate with me, it didn’t…

Mindful Monday #86 – Don’t Round Out Your Edge

Happy Monday! My show wraps in two weeks. I’m looking forward to having down time to re-calibrate myself to normal hours of work and rest. When a show ends it is a tradition for producers, director and/or actors to give the crew wrap gifts for all their work and time. Department heads and supervisors also…

Tuesday #16 – May You Be Forever Young

It’s Tuesday my favorite day of the week, because I love the music! In thinking about this new year and yesterday’s post I couldn’t think of a more perfect song then Forever Young. While this blog is a motivational blog, it organically motivational. I’m not pushing out motivation that has no depth nor am I…