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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…

How to Be an Irresistible Actor

Wait – not an actor? Make no mistake, this IS about you, too. After a day of auditioning, the director has narrowed it down to two actresses. They both did a fantastic job. The director loves them both. Tough decision ahead. The part, of course, goes to only one of them. Let’s follow both actressesRead more…

YOUR CALL TO ACTION.

It is a new year. And I gotta say… This one feels different to me. Truly a time for new beginnings and with clear vision obstacles will be at a minimum. The creative window is open. It is a time to boldly move forward. NOW, LET’S GET REAL. What you have to offer the worldRead more…

Nicole Kidman, Jason Bateman & Christopher Walken

I recently worked with Nicole Kidman on a movie called The Family Fang directed by Jason Bateman. My first day Nicole was topless – and Jason’s direction to me was… “Just respond naturally.” That handled that scene. But as we got further into the process there was a more complex scene between Nicole and meRead more…

The Worst Class Ever! The Science of Spontaneity.

Sit down, Benjamin! Today, class, we are going to look at acting as the science of spontaneity. Just to be very clear we will NOT be having ANY bathroom breaks until class is complete. I don’t care how bad anyone has to go. I trust that is clear.   Let’s begin… QUIET!!! One of theRead more…

My Run in with Bin Laden

A few weeks ago I returned from traveling through Morocco. Itinerary: Marrakech – Fes – Chefchaouen. From the moment I set foot in Marrakech – the experience was full on. People started talking to me, offering to help me, wanting to sell me something, wanting to hear about USA. This was my first adventure inRead more…

How Do I Stop My Hands from Shaking at Auditions?

Often people come to Committed Impulse because they want to handle an unwanted physical reaction that happens to them in auditions. These physical reactions have included… Sweating Numbness Shaking hands Twitching legs Dynamic farting (maybe I exaggerate) Turning red in the face Breaking out in a rash on the collar bone Leg twitching Light headednessRead more…