Many talented actors have identified themselves as a highly sensitive person, or have talked about their sensitivity or shyness These experiences are not the same, but can overlap. Actors include Ellen Muth; Heath Ledger; Amy Brenneman; Mandy Moore; Alison Pill; Naomi Watts, and others. Brittany Murphy once commented, “I’m a very oversensitive, vulnerable person. You have […]
Brooke Smith played heart surgeon Dr. Erica Hahn on “Grey’s Anatomy,” and her extensive filmography also includes the series “Weeds”, “Ray Donovan” and movies “Vanya on 42nd Street” and “The Silence of the Lambs.” In an interview, she was asked if she has any advice for actors who “would love to have a career even […]
[Continued from Part 1] Creative work reflects your state of mind Painter Gayle Stott Lowry also talks about attending a program at the Lucy Daniels Foundation: “I attended Lucy’s class on Dreams and Creativity, and during a presentation I made to the class about my work, I began to see that changes in my painting […]
A state of gratitude “I love to act because it’s the only aspect of my life beside God and family that I am truly passionate about on a daily basis.” Michael Ealy continues, “I thank God for not only the gift of creative expression but also surrounding me with others who both possess the gift […]
“The deepest principle in human nature is the craving to be appreciated.” Psychologist William James
Our needs for attention and appreciation may be basic, and grounded in survival as a child, but for some people, those needs are especially potent….