“I was kind of a misfit little kid and bullied at school.” – Sara Bareilles Not fitting in with others and feeling weird is a common experience for many of us. A number of artists have found creative work is a way to express their unique personalities and talents, and feel accepted. Singer-songwriter, actress and […]
It’s a compulsion Toni Collette just wants to be “turned on” as an actor, she notes: “I’ve been doing it [acting] for half my life now and life’s too short to put your energy into something that you don’t believe in, that you don’t find entertaining yourself or doesn’t speak to you in some vivid […]
Do you express yourself creatively – or in other ways – as fully and authentically as you want? If you’re like most of us, the answer is No. For one thing, our inner dialogue can be less than helpful or encouraging.
How do beliefs and attitudes about our identity, and our self esteem, affect how well we can express ourselves creatively? ~~~~~~
The kind of emotionally intense work actors do can impact their private lives as well. And emotional and psychological issues in turn can impact how authentic and powerful your acting can be. Kristen Bell noted years ago how much of an impact acting can have on an actor: “It’s sort of a weird profession.. in that […]