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When It Feels… Just Wrong

You ever go into a situation and it feels like everything is just…wrong? The vibe is horrible. Fierce competitive energy is in the air. And, worse, now you need to create with an open heart and mind. Jaclyn posted this story on the Committed Impulse Facebook page last week – and with her permission she’sRead more…

Why Do We Prevent Our Best Work From Coming Out?

Working with thousands of actors, artists, doctors, coaches and entrepreneurs, I notice that we all have areas that we keep hidden from others – and from ourselves. And what I find fascinating is that when those hidden areas are no longer held tight – presence and creativity abound. TO BE CLEAR… The stories, the incidents,Read more…

Maybe (Definitely) It’s Time for a Creative Upgrade

Every once in a while it’s important to take a look at how we create, and why. It’s key to see if we are stuck in comfortable patterns that don’t challenge us to do our best work. Similarly, its important to look at what has influenced us – and if those influences are optimal andRead more…

YOUR CREATIVE MANIFESTO

My Dear Friend In tumultuous times… What is asked of the artist? That she speaks from her truth. That he creates from his soul. That every sound, every movement, every word, every image is offered as if it were that artists last act on earth. The masses look to the artist for a signal, aRead more…

WHY SPONTANEITY IS THE ULTIMATE TOOL FOR SUCCESS

First off, I confess that preparation for the Spontaneity+Truth+Impulse course has led me to do some soul searching. How to access truth and Impulse – those I’ve proven to myself I know how teach – and the benefits are immense… but what about spontaneity? What if spontaneity is NOT something that can be taught? GoRead more…

How To Have The Best Thoughts

“I’m not good enough.” “I should be further along by now.” “I’m too old.” “I’m not ready.” “Do they like me?” AAAAHHHHHHHHH OK, look, I’ve been teaching Committed Impulse for 25 years. I hate admitting I’ve done anything for that long. Because my thoughts follow up with : “You old f*^#ker!” And over these 25Read more…

3 Steps to Connect to Your Aliveness and Full Potential

As we discussed in the last Blog Post: The Key to Health and Creativity it’s vital for your creativity and health to stay connected to your body. Remember: your creativity lives in your body – not your thoughts. The more connected you are to your body – the more creativity will flow. And the moreRead more…

The Key To Health and Creativity…. WHY YOU GOTTA FEEL IT!

What a time we live in. I’m certainly not smart enough to make any summation of where we are and what should be done. However, here is something that I’m seeing… A lot of people are shutting down as a way to deal with the pressure, fear, and uncomfortableness that is in the air rightRead more…

The Art of Seeing.

My son graduated this weekend. I am so proud of him. Proud of who he is.                         At moments like this I can’t help having flashbacks to his childhood.   We went to Tompkins Square park in the East Village just about every day.Read more…