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Make A Lasting Impact

“We don’t simply drop a rock in the water and it sinks to the bottom. Rather, it creates concentric rings across the surface of the pond, touching everything it comes in contact with.” I was having a video chat with a student the other day, whom I hadn’t spoken with in several months. With tears…
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Mastery/Soverignty

Being The Hero In Your OWN Journey At this writing, I am preparing to launch the 55th year of Vocal Awareness. One principle that has remained constant throughout the decades is: The Journey Is Never Outward, Rather, Always And Only Inward Toward Discovery Of The Deeper Self.Just before Christmas, we lost one of the more…
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Arthur Featured in INC

If you haven’t read Arthur’s feature in INC Magazine yet, now is your chance. It’s called 3 Things You Can Do Right Now To Improve Your Voice Confidence and it’s written by modern day Renaissance Woman Jackelyn Ho. The article discusses how you can be “your most authentic self in all parts of life.” She…
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A Hall of Fame Performance

The Hall of Fame Speech of The Year You may have heard about a rousing speech performed by Vocal Awareness student and Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee LaDainian Tomlinson at the induction ceremony. The media praised it as the speech of the night, and one of the greatest Hall of Fame speeches of all time.…
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Live Life On Your Own Terms

The other day I was writing a commencement address with the President of a global hotel chain. Even though he was studying with me, I learned so much from working with him. Something he said in the closing remarks of his address to the student body were: “I can live my life the way I…
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Shift Your “Center of Living.”

Throughout my life I have always taught that the integration of mind/body/spirit is fundamental to personal Mastery. To teach it, I also strive to live these same principles. There is a Hindu proverb that says: “Be mindful of your thoughts, for your thoughts will become your words. Be mindful of your words, for your words…
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To Choose or Not to Choose.

This weekend I was sharing a story with a nephew, of an extraordinary moment in my life a number of years ago when I was a Professor in the Theatre School at the University of Southern California. I had just finished teaching my first Vocal Awareness class and was standing stage right in the Bing…
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Fulfilling Your Life’s Purpose

I recently watched a documentary about the seminal Broadway composer, Stephen Sondheim. Stephen Sondheim is as important to the last 50 years of musical theatre as Rodgers and Hammerstein were to the previous 50 years. He, as they did,changed the course  of musical theatre.  In the documentary, Mr. Sondheim made the following statement, “The only reason to write…
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Faith and the Deeper Self

I recently closed my 2020 annual New Year’s letter with the following thought—that in Vocal Awareness, “The Journey is never outward {toward achievement of our goals}, rather always and only inward toward discovery of the Deeper Self.” The point simply being—when we live in the integrity of our possibility—our outcome is assured.   To harness…
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Walking Meditation in Vocal Awareness: A Student Perspective

The article below was written by a wonderful young woman named Janice, who lives in Singapore.  Janice is studying to be Certified in teaching Vocal Awareness.  As part of her commitment to the Work, she recently flew from Singapore to Hong Kong where I was teaching at Hong Kong University, for the American Asian Journalists…
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