What's on my mind...
Your best work is not behind you. It is in front of you. Your best self wasn't in college, or grad school, or DMA program, or at yesterday's workshop. Your intelligence, wit, selflessness, and gobsmacking amazingness didn't end when you got a diploma or your...read more
Pinball is fun when you are the playfield and not the ball. The playfield is the part of a pinball machine that all the cool dohickeys reside. The place where pinballs get trapped, ramped, orbited, flipped, and bumped. Are you the playfield or the pinball? Do your...read more
Because if you do, you're not alone. IT IS A THING. Inspired by a brave and daring post I was commenting on within the last week, I was PM'd and asked to talk a little bit about Upper Limiting. A term coined by Gay Hendricks in his book "The Big Leap". I think the...read more
What would you say if I told you that your mindset doesn't matter? That all of your goals are achievable no matter what you believe? What if I told you that it DOES NOT matter how prepared you are. Or how knowledgeable? "You don’t have to be great to start, but you...read more
...as Classical or Musical Theater singing. Which is kind of a big fat duh, but also a little difficult to talk about in voice teacher land. Why? Because our field really does want the best for our students (do no harm!) and some of the sounds and stylings around...read more
Balance sucks. I'm allowed to say that, because I am a Libra, and therefore know these things automatically. It sucks because striving for it never brings peace, and almost always brings pressure. Balance brings pressure to be FaceTastic. Facebook + Fantastic =...read more
Upon arrival at Sacramento International Airport, a curious thing happened. The self-check-bag-drop area was packed. People were waiting in long lines in order to get to the little kiosks, shifting their weight and their bags. Children were distracting parents....read more