Let me introduce you to Joyce Aimee. To glance at her is to fall in love with the human spirit to create, reinvent, perform and delight. In her nineties, she decided to take on television after a life in the performing arts – singing in cabarets, running a talent agency, recording albums, touring the world and generally making a musical ruckus. On Sunday, February 17th, 2018 – I had the pleasure of hearing her perform.
In today’s video, I’ll show you our exact setup we use when we create our video posts and online courses. As a bonus, I’ve made a list of all of my equipment recommendations I give my students when they’re building their own filming studio. Believe it or not, you can create amazing videos using your iPhone, some clip lights and a handful of cool LED light bulbs. Take a look!
Here’s my personal secret to dealing with these turbulent times. I filmed this post smack dab in the middle of filming a TON of new content and I simply needed a quick way to get grounded, release some tension so I could tap into my creativity and calm. Today I invite you to start fresh. To stay positive, despite your impulse to feel otherwise. Somehow, someway, there is a plan for all of this turbulence. Your energy, your commitment, and your light will help pave the way for a brighter future. So don’t worry ’bout a thing…
Typically when you see the word FEAR, you want to run in the opposite direction, but instead of being intimidated by that concept, let’s take a refreshing look at why fear is actually the best teacher in the world. In today’s video I am sharing my journey as a student of Isshin-ryu karate. I’m not a huge fan of getting punched in the face (who is?!), but when I identified this fear, I opened up the possibility of finding a clear path to overcoming it.
I’m taking a pause in our regularly scheduled programming to send you some summer love. I don’t know about you, but every time those warm summer months roll around, I feel like checking out of the everyday and replugging in nature. There is something so rejuvenating about breaking your routine, heading out to the beach, hitting the trails in some magnificent forest, or sitting around a campfire. Little did I know that this magical power of nature is the inspiration for art of Shinrin-yoku or “forest bathing”.
I received a question recently from one of my Confidence on Camera students. When she saw herself in her video, she noticed that she blinked constantly and she wondered what she could do about it. Great question! While there could be many reasons for this, chances are it’s a habit than can be transformed with a wee bit of practice. Now, before you click that play button, let me just note that we ALL have habits. Some are good (like eating your greens!) and some we may be ready to let go of. Many moons ago a director on the set of a commercial I was filming, brought one of my habits to my attention. Watch the video to see what it was!
Every so often I come across someone who simply lights up a room. No, I’m not referring to celebrities (and I do know a few!). I’m talking about everyday people who are going about their business with a special air about them – a warmth, kindness and authenticity that simply draws me in. About a year ago, I decided to feature these lovely people in a series I call: Real People Lit Up. When I bump into someone that’s lit up, I grab my phone and do an on the spot interview. Might you join me in my quest to feature amazing people?
One thing I have learned by being a mom, is that boundaries are a beautiful thing. They provide order and understanding. They set expectations. They are the antidote of chaos. So, why do we rarely use them as adults? In today’s video, I’m sharing a wise lesson I learned from my friend and internet-maven, Sarah Von Bargen, whom I crowned the “Queen of Boundaries”. She taught me how powerful a few guidelines can be when juggling a busy life.
Once upon a time we lived in a world where people would walk down the street and admire the trees, check out the passing cars and say hello to the occasional stranger walking by. We noticed things as we strolled along. Then came the cell phone and everything changed. If Elon Musk has his way, computers will be embedded into our brains. This is not science-fiction, friends. This could be our future.In today’s video, I’m sharing the necessity for you to get your face out of your phone and start tuning into the gift of being a living person on this planet.
Doesn’t it feel nice to be acknowledged and appreciated for the things you do? I love it when my kids say thank you. I light up when a friend compliments a new haircut or thanks me for a thoughtful gesture. It feels awesome to look at an audience and see smiles and nods of agreement. But sometimes, those simple gestures just don’t happen. And that doesn’t particularly feel good. But here’s the thing. Waiting for approval from others is a very passive way to give yourself something you naturally (and rightfully) crave. You can give yourself what you want right now. Here’s how.