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Category Archives: The Brat




Balance

April 1, 2018

What is important about being in balance as an artist, and human? Why is that important, and how do you create that? So many times I have noticed that those that are artists, whether they are auditioning or performing, often are off balance within themselves and thus allow that inner voice I call the Brat || Continue »

Take Back Your Power in 2014

January 1, 2014

How often do you feel out of control, overwhelmed with all that has to be accomplished to pursue your career? And that is only part of the equation – you still have to do well at school and at your job so you can pay the bills, and have time for loved ones and friends. || Continue »

Don’t Let Fear Get the Best of You!

August 1, 2012

Whenever we take a chance and enter unfamiliar territory or put ourselves into the world in a new way, we often experience fear. Very often this fear keeps us from moving ahead with our lives or trying new things. The trick is, as the title of a really great book by Susan Jeffers says, “FEEL || Continue »

“Emotions” the Drug

June 1, 2010

  We say it in despair, in desperation, in denial and it even becomes a punch line, an excuse. Hey, I’m stuck in my emotions. It’s not what happens around us that determines what we feel. It is what we say to ourselves that does. Now, of course, I am talking about emotional feelings we || Continue »

Hitting the Brick Wall: Powerlessness – Anger – Frustration – Hopelessness

March 1, 2010

David Servan-Schreiber, French psychiatry professor and author said in an article in Ode magazine, “One of the most stressful things for an animal in captivity is to find itself in a new cage with a new group, where it must establish a new social position. Humans are not so different. We too struggle to establish || Continue »

Start the New Year 2010 with a Bang

January 1, 2010

Most auditions are over for the time being – we are back from the Holidays and this period of time can often culminate in either becoming critical and down on ourselves for all the mistakes, failures and lost opportunities we incurred over the past year or it can become the time for constructive introspection as || Continue »

Do You Care Too Much?

October 1, 2009

As everyone knows, audition season is upon us. Are you ready? And really, what does that mean? There are so many theories out there about how to deal with the stress, anxiety and fear often times associated with the actual doing of this process. I want to throw my hat into the ring with some || Continue »

Performance Anxiety

September 1, 2006

As a singer, performing was what I lived for. I loved being the character and telling the story by becoming part of it. I felt as if I were the one making the music happen and making the story unfold. I felt totally immersed in the emotional movement of the music and story; that my || Continue »

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