It has been quite a while since I’ve posted. I’ve had quite a ride this past year, dealing with some health issues that took my attention. I feel so much better, stronger and have learned a lot on my path back from what was, for some time, a pretty scary place.
One of the biggest lessons I’ve had to confront during my healing is how to live with an overwhelming sense of fear. We are unfortunately bombarded with messages of fear on a daily basis. The constant challenge is to not let it take us down, blocking our view of the joy in our lives that still resides on the other side of that fear. The gift in all of this is that I am even more dedicated to teaching how to overcome fear through the work I do with Improvisation.
I hear this fear from many adults when they say they could never do Improv. There is no truth to that statement at all. Every adult I have ever met was once a kid. We kids played with the utmost confidence because play was our job. So what took away our ability to play? Where did that authentic version of us go? What saddens me most is that the adult story of ability has created a fear-based belief that we would not be good at playing.
I’m excited to tackle this very topic in my upcoming four-week adventure. Join me in exploring where you’ve hidden your belief in your ability to play or the necessity to use play in your daily life. It will be fun. I promise!
Until We Play Again,
April 22, 2017