Updated: Apr 18, 2020
Where do I begin. From the beginning, middle or end. I don’t think there is such a distinction when the journey comes full circle. There is no beginning and there is no end. It all just - IS.
Acting has been a passion of mine and my first love of self expression ever since I was a child. I was the family comedian and a performer. I’d create skits for family member’s birthdays, I’d dress in my mom’s clothes and put on her heels and makeup and perform to a large audience - invisible to others, but to me, it was a full house. I’d wait for my moments of home alone to put on my costumes and act. Fast forward a decade or so depending when you start counting and there I was, following the dream. #Training as an actor with great mentors; and #acting on stage and screen in Prague, Toronto and New York.
I’ve had a profound privilege to connect to a few great women who were instrumental in my life and who nurtured certain qualities within me that wanted to express themselves. Susan Batson is the mother of my #artist. There are no words to express the greatness and my gratitude for Susan Batson. She is a living legend and the acting coach to Oscar winning actors, musicians and aspiring artists.
The more I trained as an actor and the more demanding the roles I was preparing the more I was working on myself. An actor cannot authentically portray another character if they don’t know themselves: what moves them, what triggers them, and all the workings of their instrument -their emotional quotient of intelligence. The work on self that I’ve committed to is based on a number of different modalities: psychology, ontology, #spirituality and holistic #healing. The only healing I subscribe to is self healing: of the body, mind, heart and soul. Healing of the self through various practices does not include when others practice on you, but when you practice the true art of healing: when you allow your body to heal itself.
The whole of your body is greater than the sum of its parts. Therefore, to heal your emotions you should look to heal your mindset and your gut. Your stomach is a second brain producing same chemicals as the brain, it is your intuitive centre and your inner knowing. It is there that you know something and only thereafter the brain registers it in form of a thought - and you think it’s your intellect giving you the information. To heal your skin - you need to look at your negative thought patterns and also rid your body and organs of toxicity. Every part of your body system is connected and you should look not to cover or mask the symptoms but to treat the root cause: which could be #emotional, #mental,