Today, even if you’re exhausted or “not in the mood, Katie, gosh!!!” I want you to give some thought to the goofy things that make you YOU. Things you sometimes feel weird or embarrassed or shy or silly about. Guess what? Those are the BEST THINGS ABOUT YOU. Own them! Make them a part of your “brand”…

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I think a huge part of learning to trust yourself is celebrating where you’ve been and how far you’ve come. You cannot change where you’ve been, but you can use it to steer you where you’re going. For instance, yesterday I had the immense privilege of attending an afternoon masterclass and evening lecture led by world-renowned composer Eric…

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I am wildly excited to kick off my monthly challenges with April’s theme, “Trust Yourself”. This is a HUGE challenge area for me, which means it’s exactly what I need to dig into here on calming creative. I’m going to start with this key question: Why is it so difficult to trust ourselves and learn to…

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Hey–do you struggle with being unable to let go of old patterns, holding onto the past and feeling afraid of the future? ME TOO! #anxietystruggles Someone dear to me is dealing with a life-threatening illness, and I desperately wish I could take away her fear, just ball it up and throw it into the street where it…

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I want to live in that feeling you get when the universe feels perfectly aligned and your heart feels larger than life and your soul feels completely at peace. I like to call it the glow. When you’re in it, you can’t imagine not being in it. And as an anxious artist, when the glow starts to…

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A little over a week ago, the film and theater company I help run, Surging Films & Theatrics, held auditions for our upcoming production of Green Day’s American Idiot. It’s the 5th time I’ve sat behind the audition table for a Surging audition, and after every session I feel frustrated that I can’t share more of…

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What makes someone an “artist”? Results? Success? Directing Star Wars? Selling 10 million albums worldwide? Wealth? Fame? I’m here to argue for the following: practicing an art (any art) makes you an artist. Success, fame, and accolades are by-products, not end goals. Have you felt as an artist (or human) that you live in a results-based…

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