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My Marvel Journey

February 13, 2021

What began as a project to find more shared interests with my twelve year old son became a journey of community, connection, and self-reflection well beyond anything I could have imagined. I mean, they were just super hero movies, right? I figured I would watch maybe one movie each week. With 23 movies to watch, …

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Am I on the right path? A day of self-reflection and a terrible sense of direction.

August 24, 2020

I am pretty much the textbook definition of an extrovert: I get my energy from others, I thrive around people, and I rarely want to be alone. I joke with my friends that I would have coffee with a serial killer if it meant not being by myself. So, given that information, when I have …

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Hey! Guess what? I’m 40!

August 20, 2020

You know what happened? I blinked and I was 40 on August 3, 2020. A friend asked me the day before my birthday if I felt forty. I thought about it and said, “Well, I’m forty and I feel like this…I feel amazing…so I guess I feel forty.” I think what he was really asking …

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4am Quarantine Thoughts. Post #2: Making Art

May 8, 2020

Four days after the 2016 presidential election, my husband and I saw the national tour of Fun Home. The tension in the theater was palpable and when Kate Shindle gave her speech to raise money for Broadway Cares Equity Fights AIDS, she said: “In times of uncertainty, the most beautiful art is created.” The quote …

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4am Quarantine Thoughts. Post #1: Mental Health

May 4, 2020

For weeks (I guess coming upon months…weird), I have been wanting to sit and write, but the task has felt daunting. What do I write about during a global pandemic? How do I narrow down what I am feeling into one post? What can I say that could possibly be helpful or interesting while we …

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The show must go on…so what happens when it can’t?

March 13, 2020

Disclaimer: If you are an artist reading this, or anyone whose financial security is being threatened by the current shutdowns due to coronavirus, PLEASE know that this post is in no way meant to discredit or ignore the severity of that. I see you, I hear you, and I am sending you endless love and …

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I’ve been cupped!

February 18, 2020

I have a confession: Last September I got cupping for the first time and I am obsessed. The idea behind cupping – an ancient Chinese alternative therapy – is to increase circulation, release muscle tension and pain, expel toxins, and even reduce anxiety, using suction from glass cups. While some think the whole practice is …

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I shifted my energy…HOLY SHIT!…and small ways you can do the same!

February 13, 2020

Last Monday I was feeling pretty blech when I woke up. All three of my kids were home sick, quarantined in their rooms so as not to share the various viruses in our petri-dish of a house; Current political events were hanging heavy in the air; Chicagoland had not seen sun in over two weeks …

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I am an actor.

January 24, 2020

I am an actor. There, I said it. No lightning struck me down. No giant neon “LIAR” sign started flashing over my head, making that undeniable buzzing sound that only neon signs make (you know the one). When I started auditioning for shows again about two and a half years ago, I had terrible imposter …

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New Decade…New Intentions…

January 11, 2020

My intentions for 2019 were Trust the Path and Do Scary Shit. I am proud to say that I fully committed to those statements and, as a result, 2019 was a year of adventures, bravery, accomplishments, failures (learning experiences), and a lot of self-awareness. After spending several days thinking about my intentions for 2020, the …

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International travel with 3 kids is a (fill in the blank) idea!

January 6, 2020

When I told people we were planning to take our three children (11, 9, 6) to Argentina for two weeks, the responses ranged from, “Wow! That’s amazing!” to “You must be out of your mind!” Funny enough, what I have realized is that traveling with children is amazing AND you have to be somewhat out …

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The time I had to make the Chanukah story funny…

December 20, 2019

When I was asked to participate in the Nice Jewish Girls Chanukah Chomedy Show, I was thrilled! When I was asked to tell the Chanukah story as my stand-up routine, I was…well, TERRIFIED. The Chanukah Story is not exactly funny source material. In the name of trusting the path and doing scary shit, I accepted …

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