Once upon a time, Charlie Chaplin said, “Laughter is the tonic, the relief, the surcease for pain.” Last week, The New York Times agreed. The reported on a recent study which found that,”laughing increased pain resistance.” In this story, the science of modern times sides with the clown. The Oxford study also suggests that laughter has provided primates with an age-old evolutionary advantage.
Any fool knows that laughing and eating chocolate will make you feel good. Now scholars agree too! Let’s sing it from the rooftops! (And support it with peer-reviewed science!) “EAT CHOCOLATE AND BE MERRY! Your heart will thank you!”
People come to me for creativity coaching and say, "I should do more creative work. If I spent an hour a day making art, that would be great." But creativity doesn't only have to happen when we sit down to write or paint. It can be part of every moment! Have you spent time with […]
In my creativity coaching practice, I work with all kinds of performers. A client of mine just told me that she had quit performing for a year because of some unkind words from a booker. The booker's words had nothing to do with her performance; he was upset about something else. She knew that, but […]
It's easy to fall into the routine of daily life. Making time for your creative expression, whether it's an avocation or a career, can be difficult for some people. Here is a piece of writing that can help strengthen your vision and resolve by reminding you why you're doing what you're doing. It's called a […]
In my creativity coaching work, one of the most common things I see is that people have a vision, but they sabotage themselves in carrying it out. Your integrity with yourself, that is, your ability to think, act, and speak in alignment with your vision is your magic key to carrying out your vision. When […]