Pausing the Dream

So, apparently the brain doesn’t have just TWO acute stress responses, but THREE: Fight Flight Freeze Did you know this? Ya, me neither. The first couple years in LA were a fluctuation between fight and flight responses with a heavy concentration on flight. I was terrified of executive producers, successful writers and big name talent.… Continue reading Pausing the Dream

Keeping the Doubt

I remember the encounter well. “Don’t you guys ever wonder if you’re just a product of the culture you’ve grown up in?”  The hurt and curiosity in his eyes was strategically shielded by anger. He was upset that we were meeting at his apartment and talking about an ancient text he evidently thought was ridiculous. We were just trying… Continue reading Keeping the Doubt

To My Discouraged Friend

Dear Friend, You are not your job. Let me say that again. YOU are NOT your J.O.B. You are not your pursuit of a career. You are not that directing job, that role, that writer.  You are not your talent. You are more than these things. You are more than the sinking depression and fires of… Continue reading To My Discouraged Friend