How can choosing to push ourselves beyond what is ‘safe’ and comfortable help us be more creative? The photo caption is “Do whatever it takes.” by Chase Jarvis, from the Facebook site of the online education platform he founded: CreativeLive. Deborah Ann Woll is such a compelling and dynamic actor in the series “True Blood” […]
Even people with exceptional creative talents and accomplishments can feel insecure.
Meryl Streep, for example, has said, “I have varying degrees of confidence and self-loathing…You can have a perfectly horrible day where you doubt your talent… …
“She was a woman of charm, style and wit, and will and savagery.” That is a description of Anne Boleyn (second wife of Henry VIII) by Susan Brigden, author of New Worlds, Lost Worlds: The Rule of the Tudors, 1485-1603. Natalie Portman portrays Anne in The Other Boleyn Girl , and says she saw the […]
“The human soul has need of security and also of risk. “The boredom produced by a complete absence of risk is also a sickness of the soul.” – Simone Weil [Photo of Weil from post: “How to Make Use of Our Suffering: Simone Weil on Ameliorating Our Experience of Pain, Hunger, Fatigue, and All That […]
Many actors and other performers experience stage fright. What are some of the feelings and thinking that drive this anxiety? For some performers, their inexperience can lead to insecurity, but a number of people report these feelings even after establishing themselves for years as accomplished artists. Ann Dowd was quoted in a 2015 New York […]