Category Archives: Motivation

I know, I know: the blog’s been a bit quiet. Blame it on marriage, an amazing new show I’m working on called In Cabaret We Trust, packing for a big move to Denver (see: marriage), and my semi-annual malaise. Every move sucks in its own special way, like a crappy snowflake, but this one has […]

I just had “the talk” with my bank account. It … wasn’t pretty. If you thought I was not that fun in 2016, hold onto your asses: I’m going to be a real dud in 2017. It’s budget crunch time! Outside, meanwhile, the weather turned cold and blustery so quickly that I found myself spontaneously holding […]

What’s up, guys? Anything interesting and of great personal and global significance happen this week? Yeah. Yeeeah. First, let me say that I’m struggling so hard against the temptation to preface this post. To in some way downplay my opinions and my right to them in an effort to avoid later blame or criticism, most of which I’ll […]

Hi everyone, I’ve been watching Bones every day for two months and eating jars of almond butter, plural. Have you also been achieving your fitness goals? If not, don’t worry — have I got some tricks for you. Water: Drink a lot of it. That way, you’ll have to get up to use the bathroom frequently, […]

Last week, I took two weeklong summer immersion classes at the Second City Training Center in Chicago. The historic Second City theater opened its doors in 1959, and is known for launching the careers of comedy icons such as Bill Murray, Chris Farley, Mike Myers, Tim Meadows, Steve Carell, Stephen Colbert, and my personal false […]

Hey, world. Things are pretty bad right now, huh? As a person who measures stress with her body like a barometer, my body says: yes, they’re bad as hell. It’s not that something “new” is happening that wasn’t happening before. Hate, murder, and violence seem to be among this planet’s inexhaustible natural resources. But many […]

Rise and shine! What a beautiful day you have ahead of you to spend inside where it is always cold. I mean COLD, unlike this pesky comforter, which is pretty much DESIGNED to keep you in a cocoon of warmth not unlike your mother’s womb. Who needs THAT? The last thing you want to do […]

I’ve survived February — barely. Is it just me or does that month have a kind of Napoleon complex? By the end of the shortest month, I’m out of whack. My hair is a bundle of dried wheat. I have scales and flakes where my human skin once was. My body aches all over from trying to […]

I went on an amazing vacation recently. Snow-capped mountains, warm and sunny days, and a new pair of skis for my birthday. And for a not insignificant chunk of that trip, I was unnnnn-comfortable. Everyone has a comfort zone, and I was three nautical miles outside of mine. I was sick with a cold, then altitude […]

Ever had a bad day? Ever felt low energy, or just low? No? Then get off the internet, you charlatan. Seriously, sometimes life hands you not lemons but 10-pound lemon-yellow bowling balls covered in the gunk that makes movie theater floors so sticky. And in these moments, it’s important to pull ourselves up by the bootstraps […]