CREATIVITY AND CHAOS

October was quite a chaotic month for me and my family. My daughter’s wedding was in the works so we housed over 25 guests, set up and tore down an ambitious event in wine country, cooked, cleaned, toured the Hollywood …

Creativity and Story

Once again, I spent my entire weekend working—if you can call attending performances working, that is. I wasn’t really doing anything beyond sitting, but such is the job of a voice teacher.  Last weekend I enjoyed four different shows. This …

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 …

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 …