You can change your environment by adding play. Change your life by letting your soulful purpose steer the way.
"Create a circle facing out in your group of four. Close your eyes. When you hear the word, let your body take that image. Family!" I let my body tell me how to move. Twisted somewhat like a pretzel, my arms folded around me to comfort and shield vulnerable areas, my stomach and face. I
Today at a luncheon meeting, I spoke to about 30 business professionals about Applied Improv training for business and life skills. I wanted them to taste how effective it is to help them learn to confidently express themselves and make courageous choices in the world. As people walked in to the luncheon, I asked them
I felt dread when I saw the scheduled speaker at Toastmasters this week. Her face was puffy with her hand and a wad of tissues smashed to her face. When she spoke, her voice was raspy, and she sounded like the star of a cold-and-flue season commercial. I felt dread because as the “back-up speaker”, I
For years I performed with San Diego Playback Theatre and before that with the Mirth Meisters, a comedy improv troupe. What I learned in those years—both as a performer and as an instructor—is that there is a lot of similarity between living life and performing on the stage. Here a few basic rules about improvisational
Love is our true destiny. We do not find the meaning of life by ourselves alone—we find it with another. -Thomas Merton For many, dating is a dirty word. It brings back memories of struggling to get someone’s attention in bars and other singles scenes. Or thoughts of struggling to write that
This week Norman and I had the pleasure of leading a team-building session for the Washington State Dept of Services for the Blind. Using Applied Improvisation, we had an hour and fifteen minutes to help nearly 80 people from different offices integrate new staff, build trust, and strengthen their teams. If we had 3 or