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Feed Your Soul to Feed Your Craft

by Connie de Veer | April 23, 2018

Acting is an extreme sport. It makes demands on us like few other professions. Our bodies, minds, and souls make up our instrument; and we need to keep that instrument in tip top shape. At…

Meditation for the Spacey, Restless, and Easily Distracted – Part 2

by Connie de Veer | March 22, 2018

While all careers have their stresses, I would argue that acting holds stresses of a particularly personal nature. Actors’ bodies, voices, minds, and souls are the tools of their trade. The most personal, essential parts…

Meditation for the Spacey, Restless, and Easily Distracted – Part 1

by Connie de Veer | March 13, 2018

For those of us with active, creative minds, the call to meditate can feel like too big an ask. We know it’s good for us, or that we “should” carve out the time; but it’s…

In Celebration of Actors

by Connie de Veer | March 5, 2018

In Celebration of Actors Never doubt yourself, dear actors. Never doubt your worth, or your value, or your power. Always remember who you are and what you bring to the world. Actors have what the world needs. Actors…

In Between Acting Gigs? Use This Time to Hone Your Craft

by Connie de Veer | February 26, 2018

The time in between acting gigs can be a gift from the universe if you look at it as an opportunity to hone your craft. In his book, Outliers, Malcolm Gladwell says one must log…

How to Invent the Perfect Side Hustle to Feed Your Actor’s Soul

by Connie de Veer | February 20, 2018

The side hustle has become more of a necessity for ongoing financial security than ever before. And millennials, hardest hit by our current economy, seem to be leading the way. According to a recent study…

Thoughts That Motivate

by Connie de Veer | February 14, 2018

Any goal, whether it’s booking an important gig, writing a web series, or getting an agent, can be either fueled or stalled by our steady diet of thought. Every actor knows this routine. The first glimmer…

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