Hello and welcome!
I have been following my curiosity down many different paths for the past 20 years. In that time, I have been (and still am) a professional voice actor, creativity coach, playwright, and musician. My original plays have been performed in the Triangle and NYC and I have held creative writing residencies in Hudson, NY and Martha’s Vineyard. I believe in the power of our unique forms of self-expression and that creativity takes many shapes. These days, I am pursuing my Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at NC State University and certification in Somatic Experiencing and Brainspotting. I provide individual counseling for teens and adults either via telehealth or out of my home office in Durham.
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Recent creative fun:
Be Loud! ’21 Be Loud! Calling | Performing with PIPE | 20 November 2021 | Cats Cradle
Celebrating the 40th (!!!) anniversary of London Calling and supporting the Be Loud! Sophie Foundation \m/
ASBX Episode 146: “You are here. Navigating your creative journey thru the pandemic.”
ASBX Episode 147: “Overcoming creative inertia”
Blog posts and podcast episode about the Creative Accountability Group:
- Take your work seriously: put Creative Resistance on notice!
- Better Together: A Creative Accountability Group debrief with Mara and Tamara
- Ask WHY to create opportunities for compassion
- Map your dreams
Blog posts about creativity resources:
- Cleaning house: Making space for creativity
- Nourish your creative self: Give your creative self a lift with something beautiful
- The importance of physical practice: Get out of your head and into your body
- Running toward creativity: another about physical practice
- Community Building
- Preparing for a creative residency
- Processing a milestone
Blog posts about creative obstructions that present themselves when you’re on your creative path:
- Impostor Syndrome: Who do I think I am? Why even try?
- Perfectionism: I’m so afraid that my creation will not be perfect that I never actually do it.
- And another one about perfectionism!
- Comparison: I’ll never be as good as that person. I should probably quit.
- Distraction: I’ve convinced myself that all these other things have priority over my creativity.
- Reclaiming creative identity after a loss
- The Creative Vacuum