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Move a Muscle, Change a Thought

October 4, 2013 0 Comments
Move a Muscle, Change a Thought

Overcoming Performance Anxiety Tip #3: Move a Muscle, Change a Thought –  A few days ago, I wrote about overcoming performance anxiety. I followed that post with a couple of tips on how to get yourself grounded and steady when you’re nervous about speaking. If you didn’t get a chance to read those two posts, you […]

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Dive into a Sound Bath this Saturday!

October 3, 2013 0 Comments
Dive into a Sound Bath this Saturday!

Several times a year, I dive into a bath – not the water kind, but the sound kind. A Sound Bath. This Saturday, October 5 at 8:00pm, I will join my colleagues Peter Blum and Steve Gorn for a “Sacred Sound Bath” at Unison Arts in New Paltz, New York. Peter will bring his many […]

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How to Have a Ground to Stand On

October 2, 2013 4 Comments
How to Have a Ground to Stand On

Overcoming Performance Anxiety Tip #1: How to Have a Ground to Stand On – Yesterday, I wrote about overcoming performance anxiety and I shared a number of ways I helped myself calm down and prepare for a radio interview. If you didn’t see that post and would like to read it, you can find it […]

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Minimalist Guide to Overcoming Performance Anxiety

October 1, 2013 2 Comments
Minimalist Guide to Overcoming Performance Anxiety

Have you ever been nervous about an event where you had to speak? I know, silly question. Here I am, a voice empowerment coach, and I was nervous about an upcoming radio interview. I didn’t realize it at first, but I was aware of a low-grade irritation hanging over me. When a friend asked me […]

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Having a Difficult Conversation

July 20, 2013 2 Comments
Having a Difficult Conversation

Some time ago, I needed to have a very difficult conversation with one of my counseling students. He just wasn’t cutting it. Although his heart was in the right place, his understanding and his sense of responsibility and initiative were not up to the level needed for a soon-to-be counselor.  He also did not communicate […]

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Lean in to Respect

May 29, 2013 0 Comments
Lean in to Respect

“One of the most sincere forms of respect is actually listening to what another has to say.” – Bryant H. McGill Some years ago, I was consulting in a middle school in East Harlem, demonstrating active and engaging tools for learning. I was showing a class of 8th graders how to understand a concept, respect, […]

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Take this Moment for You

May 21, 2013 1 Comment
Take this Moment for You

As the birds dart in and out of the hedges, furiously building nests and creating a jungle of song, let’s take this moment, to breathe and get present. Here is a quick Excursion you can take into the fullness of your breath. It’s easy and portable too. Read it to yourself or listen to the audio version, Take […]

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No one ever steps in the same river twice

April 28, 2013 0 Comments
No one ever steps in the same river twice

I was at a party last night and someone I had met years ago told me a story just as I was leaving. This is what he said: I am a writer. And years ago, I re-read all that I’d written and decided to  burn  all of it. I wondered, “what am I doing here?” […]

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Ever Go in Circles? Take an Excursion…

August 2, 2012 0 Comments
Ever Go in Circles? Take an Excursion…

Ever feel as if you go in circles? In fact, I’ve been going in circles trying to get this newsletter to you. I intended to have it ready to send two weeks ago! How did I get out of my stuck loop? I did something different. In this case, I stepped away from the computer […]

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Pause and Listen to the Sounds Around You

June 14, 2012 1 Comment
Pause and Listen to the Sounds Around You

As I enter this day gradually, I am listening to the sounds around me. At 5:15am, the cardinals nesting in the hedges wake me with their whistling calls as they care for the new lives they have brought into the world, soon to dart through my vision to astonish and delight me with brilliant streaks of […]

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