Need a Little Shot of Optimism? Try the

Need a Little Shot of Optimism? Try the "Best Possible Self" Exercise

Subscribe to the weekly "audio edition" via iTunes Being optimistic is easy when it's several months out from a big audition. You still have plenty of time, so you can imagine being really prepared and sounding your best when the moment arrives. But as the weeks zip by, and your countdown enters the single digits, staying optimistic can become a little more challenging. Even if you’re super prepared. Because sure, you know you’ve put in the work, and you know what you're capable of - but for…


Can We Train Ourselves to Be Less Anxious?

Can We Train Ourselves to Be Less Anxious?

Subscribe to the weekly "audio edition" via iTunes “Huh?”, blurts the voice in your head as you notice your stand partner making a face. Was that a wince? Or a grimace? Either way, that can’t be good. But what does it mean? Do they have a migraine? Am I playing too loud? Did I commit some sort of egregious stand partner faux pas? Although there’s no way to know for sure, your mind spirals faster and faster into the bad place anyhow, as your anxiety spikes, your muscles seize up, and you start…


The Problem with Thinking You Don't Have Enough Time

Just Thinking You Don't Have Enough Time (Even If That's Not True) Negatively Affects Performance

Subscribe to the weekly "audio edition" via iTunes Have you ever had one of those days, where from the moment you squint at your phone and realize you’ve hit snooze one too many times, it feels like you’re running around from one thing to the next like a headless chicken (don’t worry, the link isn’t exactly what you’d think), just trying to keep everything from falling apart? And sure, sometimes we manage to get through the day without any major mishaps, but sometimes you don’t….and drive…


Power Posing vs. Yoga. Yay or Nay?

Subscribe to the weekly "audio edition" via iTunes Performing in front of an audition committee, a classroom full of peers, or an expectant audience can be quite a stressful and nerve-wracking experience at times. But you know what can often be even more crazy-making? All the waiting we have to do before we finally walk on stage. Sitting in a warmup room…feeling warmed up and ready to go…but having to wait some more…getting cold and bored…and warming up some more...and starting to get…