Creativity and Ritual

To embrace Creativity means to embrace change. Creativity has transformative properties—and who experiences these transitions more than a female? My hips changed from narrowed ballerina to widened woman as I entered my twenties so that I could use them to …

CREATIVITY’S ENEMIES (PART I)    

If Creativity had a form or a body, she would most likely possess some dear friends and a few surprising foes. She would cuddle up to life’s Dark Space and have lots of lunches with Open Schedule. She’d possibly be …

Creativity’s Enemies (Part 2)

If Creativity possessed a form or a body, she’d most likely have some enemies. Last article, we took a magnifying glass to Routine as one potential enemy of Creativity. When kept in his place, Routine wasn’t so bad, but today, …

Not-So-Empty Promise After All

Last weekend I attended “The Music Man” for the umpteenth time in my career as an SCV voice teacher, in support of my 20 students as they presented their craft and exuded their passion onstage with ESCAPE Theatre. Attending the …

The Power of the Unseen

Most people don’t know who Lindon Leader is. The name Leader somehow even suggests that he’s someone we could follow, right? His influence on society is less “in-your-face” than someone like Mark Zuckerberg or even Albert Einstein. Lindon Leader contributes …

Divine Drivel

 When I worked with Bette Midler for a short stint in 2016, she affectionately called my Creativity Exercises “drivel.” After all, she’s an industry veteran and a can-do professional. She is well aware that no one ever gets anywhere in …

Treat Life As One Big Audition

This past week was probably the most chaotic seven days of my thirty-year stint as a voice teacher. Auditions popped up everywhere—Simi Valley’s Cultural Arts’ Next To Normal, Broadway’s Dear Evan Hansen, Escape Theatre’s Oliver, Canyon Theater Guild’s In the …