Creativity

Embracing Our Passions: The Health Benefits of Play
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Embracing Our Passions: The Health Benefits of Play

I would rather die of passion than boredom. Octave Mouret in Au Bonheur des Dames by Émile Zola Happy New Year! As 2018 unfolds, I wish everyone health, joy and prosperity. The last year for me was a transformative one, filled with travel, new friendships, and assorted challenges. Two pivotal moments stood out – one…

My Summer Challenge: I Performed Stand-Up
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My Summer Challenge: I Performed Stand-Up

The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek. Joseph Campbell This summer I challenged myself – I signed up for a stand-up comedy course. The course is Comedy Girl, an all-female stand-up class taught by seasoned performer and writer Dawn Whitwell. The Level 1 training at Comedy Bar was no walk in…

Don’t Panic: How to Manage Public Speaking Jitters
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Don’t Panic: How to Manage Public Speaking Jitters

It usually takes more than three weeks to prepare a good impromptu speech. Mark Twain For many of us, public speaking can be a nerve-racking experience. Literally placing ourselves, front and center stage for public scrutiny, rarely tops our fun-to-do list. My first time presenting a wellness seminar was just that – all butterflies and sweaty palms. Despite my…

It is Never Too Late to be What You Might Have Been
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It is Never Too Late to be What You Might Have Been

It is never too late to be what you might have been.    George Eliot, novelist I recently returned from a visit to Montreal, Quebec where I feasted on delicious French Canadian cuisine and meandered through the city’s art galleries and museums. The highlight of my art jaunt was the Chihuly exhibit on display at the Montreal…