James Woods appreciates being an actor: “I’m just like an idiot savant. I have one enormously enjoyable, pleasurable – for me – talent, which is being able to act. I do it without any confusion or restriction or ambivalence or hesitation, and it just flows, almost as naturally as anything in my life.” He also has […]
Kerry Washington has talked about using silence as an actor: When I was substitute teaching in New York City public school…I kept getting offered full-time teaching jobs, and I kept going, wow, I could leave this acting thing and have benefits and a regular income, and (laugh) make a difference in the world, and feel good […]
Dee Wallace has achieved over 100 credits as an actor in film, television and the stage, in a career of more than 30 years so far. She is also an acting teacher, public speaker, workshop leader, spiritual healer, and author of “Conscious Creation: Directing Energy to Get the Life You Want,” a book on self-healing […]
“Seeds find nourishment in the dark.”
Author and teacher Mark Matousek writes about the challenges and rewards of solitude, and refers to May Sarton’s “fantastic book” Journal of a Solitude.
He comments that she “re…
Ellen Langer, a Harvard Professor of Psychology, relates the story of being on vacation and making a spur of the moment declaration to a friend that she was “thinking of taking up painting.” She added, “I have no idea why I said that. I don’t think I’d had more than a fleeting thought or two […]