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Alone on beach

Alone Sucks

A new book is coming out shortly, entitled “Alone Sucks.” The author is Timothy Eldred, a lovely gentlemanĀ I met on a flight a few years ago. He sent me the manuscript which is frighteningly spot on and is helping to open a fresh conversation. We live in an era where it is easier than ever to connect with others through social media and yet we …

Siri

The Selfless Good Deed Challenge

Someone asked me the other day to describe my husband and the simplest explanation I immediately thought of was, “Well, Bobby is the only person I know who says ‘please’ and ‘thank you’ to Siri.” Seriously. He does. What’s most impressive is that there is seemingly no benefit that comes from being polite to an inanimate object. But think about it, think about the small …

Want Need

Need It? or Want It?

I have always been fascinated by the subtlety of words and their meanings. Too many of us get in the habit of saying things that we don’t mean, myself included. My current reference is when we say we need something when what we really mean is that we want something. This struck me the other day when I was having a discussion with a young …

Rock Star

Own Your Inner Rock Star

I have choreographed shows for SeaWorld’s summer Cirque-style attractions for 27 years. Each year we hire about 30 performers, a third of which are “newbies;” those who have never performed or had formal gymnastics or acrobat training. I have to admit, I have a blast coaching them up like they’re Olympic athletes. I am relentless with them with EVERYTHING: technique, form, movement quality, musicality, teaching …