Here's my no-fail method for dealing positively with getting older: get out of the mirror. It's so basic that it sounds like a joke, but I'm completely serious. I'm average in the looks department- one of those people whom others often refer to as "cute", though at 54 I'm well past what can reasonably be considered middle age, … Continue reading Forget your reflection and focus on projection
Never better! is your answer. Were you wondering what the question was? The question is (drumroll here for effect) How are you? That's it. Never better are the only two words you actually ever need to reply when somebody casually asks you how you are. Sound nuts or harsh to you? Good! Your deprogramming has begun... If you are a person who … Continue reading Repeat after me til it sticks: Never Better!
The thing about being comfortable is that it sneaks up on you, embracing you in the blanketed coziness of familiarity that tends to blur your awareness that I'm. Not. Moving. Forward. Um, sorry. I didn't seem to notice. I was justsadamn comfortable... If you're familiar with the movie RainMan, you may remember Raymond Babbit's frenzied insistence in adhering to the comfort … Continue reading Stuck in comfortable
Back in my serial-dieting-disordered-eating days, I sometimes turned to a minimal food, 4 day crash diet. The particulars and name of the diet aren't important, but I will say that canned green beans and a small hamburger patty never tasted so good. As I became more educated in nutrition and fitness, I viewed the thought of any … Continue reading Rerouting…
If you truly want to identify the pain within another, you can only do so by taking yourself out of the equation and stepping back from a situation enough so that you are seeing it and them without your eyes (your logical mind). This requires a firm resolve to refuse to take offense and an understanding that it's … Continue reading Everybody Hurts
I'm an actor. I probably should point out before you get the wrong idea that I haven’t actually been paid for my acting, and far be it from the world to consider anything the “real deal” unless we are being monetarily compensated as proof of said label, but once again, let me buck convention and do that very thing. In fact, I … Continue reading To BE it, ACT it