Episode 113: Fear, Freedom, and Improv with Joanne Brokaw

January 26, 2020 All In with Pauline Hawkins Joanne Brokaw is an award-winning writer, improvisor, and the author of two books: What the Dog Said, and other adventures in everyday life, and most recently, Suddenly Stardust: A memoir (of sorts) about fear, freedom & improv. Despite her list of creative accomplishments, for most of herContinue reading “Episode 113: Fear, Freedom, and Improv with Joanne Brokaw”

Guest Blogger: Letter to President-elect Trump

For their Critical Thinking final, my students had to write a letter to President-elect Trump or to their generation. CJ’s Letter to President-elect Trump is insightful and unbiased (in my biased opinion?). He eloquently expresses what is at the heart of our fears and hopes with Trump’s election. I think the most beautiful part of thisContinue reading “Guest Blogger: Letter to President-elect Trump”

Anxiety’s Guide to Public Speaking

By guest blogger: Mirade Leigh           Some people have no problem speaking publicly. They can get up in front of a group of people, large or small, with confidence, without breaking a sweat; their hands do not shake; their face will not flush; they do not so much as stutter. If you are one ofContinue reading “Anxiety’s Guide to Public Speaking”

You can judge me if you want to

You can judge me if you want to, but before you do, know that I primarily stayed in my marriage because of my son. Ian has been through so much in his nine years: He battled a cancerous brain tumor at four-years-old with his father right by his side, giving Ian the strength and courage toContinue reading “You can judge me if you want to”

The Alchemist: #4-6 The Obstacle of Fear

The Alchemist Posts Paulo Coelho’s words about the third obstacle we encounter when pursuing our dreams helped me stay strong during my own struggles. “Once we have accepted that love is a stimulus, we come up against the third obstacle: fear of the defeats we will meet on the path. We who fight for ourContinue reading “The Alchemist: #4-6 The Obstacle of Fear”