Caring for Your Instrument as an Actor

Our Instrument.  It is our everything.

For it is the very essence of you.  Without it we can not be nor become the actor in which we dream of becoming, the one that has that amazing and oh so dazzling career.

Just like a musician can’t play out his or her genius when the instrument’s not tuned up, we as actors have to stay tuned up to emotionally, physically and soulfully play out all the beautiful elements of the stories we get to tell with strength, vigor, and ease.

I’ve been experiencing trying to work with an instrument that’s not been fully tuned up […]

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Tell A New Story

New Year.  New Story.

Do you find yourself frustrated or doubtful when you aren’t seeing the results you want to see in your acting career or personal life…year after year?

Perhaps it’s time to tell a new story.

“I never get called in to audition during pilot season.”

“I can’t lose weight – I love food too much.”

“My schedule is too busy for me to get to the gym.”

“I can’t afford to take an acting class right now or even get new headshots.”

I’ll put myself out there first…

I’m totally guilty of telling myself and others the same story over and over throughout the […]

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3 Gratitude Gift Ideas to Say Thanks in the Industry

To give or not to give? That is the question.

From person to person in the industry, the opinion will vary depending on advice they have been given, their own experience of giving, gratitude and/or receiving gifts themselves during the holidays.

A big no-no mentioned by casting directors and agents is giving them homemade goodies. If they don’t have a super close relationship with you where you’ve invited each other over for dinner before – it leaves them wondering if your hands were clean or if the cat jumped up on the counter top and put his paws all over the cooking […]

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The Mindset to Keep from Quitting Acting

Quit?  Nope, that’s not how my story goes.

As a girl from the South, I once said, I would never move to California because I was afraid to experience an earthquake.

Yep, that was before I was bitten by the acting bug or that feeling of joy rather. 😉 That didn’t stop me from quitting acting.

So now being a working actress in LA, it will still tickle my fancy to be on set looking out past the set trailers to see California mountains.

Sometimes when you set out to do something, that feeling of awe can still come over you when you […]

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Four Ingredient Vegan Pumpkin Pie that’s OMG Delicious

We’re in the midst of the holiday season so I wanted to share a pumpkin pie that is an – I can’t believe it’s that good to be a healthy sweet treat – recipe with you.  You see, I was raised eating pumpkin pie with butter and brown sugar added to the fullest in most desserts during the Holidays.

Several Thanksgivings ago, my husband and I made our first Thanksgiving dinner.  It was just for the two of us, but we went all out from the stuffed Turkey, to mac and cheese, sweet potato souffle, to the stuffing and all the […]

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How to Stop Prolonging Your Success

Don’t Settle For What’s Easy.

Yep, that’s right.

Stop prolonging success. Depending on where you are at on your acting journey – success for you may be just around the corner, just around a turn or two, or after many miles, twists, and turns of being in the driver’s seat.

Oh yes, YOU are in the driver seat more than you may realize.  This is a good thing – that it’s NOT solely up to our representation, casting directors, directors, or producers for our careers to unfold the way we are hoping and wanting them to.

Now realize this…that means you hold the power […]

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5 Ways to Stay In Flow When It’s Slow

WARNING ACTORS:  This blog post is not to share any acting career tips to improve your luck on finding representation, to get more auditions, or improve your booking ratio. ; )

Nope. Nada. Not today.

Instead, I’m here to help you keep raising the bar on being YOU, on your way of life, and how you are staying happy and whole – as the best version of you. How to stay in Flow When it’s slow.

So lets, dive in.

Do you go stir crazy when the industry feels slow?

You know – when days, weeks, months, or half a year goes by and you […]

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Be the Hero of Your Own Story

Let’s just admit it – we all go to the movies or binge watch our favorite shows to escape from the stress and sometimes the boredom – of our everyday lives.

Oh, how it’s just so juicy, captivating, and fun when we have our favorite characters to root for in a storyline we’re all enthralled in!

In ways, these characters become our role models, our heroes, and our motivators.

It’s easy to see who the hero is in action and adventure movies.  You’ve got one guy (or girl) who, against all odds and enemies, figures out a way to save the day, defeat […]

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Staring Fear in the Face as an Actor

FEAR.

Most of the time, just on the other side of fear is liberation and elation.

Throughout our acting journey we get to face sooo many scary experiences.  What scares you most in your acting career?  Is it performing, the audition process, thinking no one will want to represent you, going in for a producer session, or the thought of you not “making it”?

It was time…I CHOSE to face a BIG fear of mine right in the face.

For at least 5 years, the notion of taking an improv class kept knocking at my door and I wouldn’t answer it. Then I […]

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When You Bomb an Audition

Auditions, they are demanding.

They test you.

They stretch you.

They inconveniently show up when they want to.

They show you what you are made of.

They expose your strengths and weaknesses.

They challenge your psyche.

They help you rise above.

They honestly can Rock. Your. World.

Or not…

If you are at the stage of your career where you receive auditions you know they usually come at unexpected times.  A time that doesn’t always accommodate your schedule.

Ding!  You just got the audition notification in your inbox, but…

you need to go make a living in that instant, care for a child or parent, you’re dealing with drama that’s taking place in your life, […]

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