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Perform: Corraggio

Corraggio is the Italian word for bravery, or nerve. I like the meaning inherent in this word especially given my operatic roots. It is, for me, a more nuanced way of seeing what we do when we engage fully with…

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Disrupt: Clicker Training

Clicker training is a method used for training animals (and children) that uses a bridge (the clicker) between a behavior and its reward. The idea is that the bridge can be faster than the reward. At its best, Clicker training…

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Observe: Brain Weasels

Ah, brain weasels. We all host them in some form or another. Perhaps your weasels are fairly benign, or perhaps they regularly convince you that you are about to be fired. In either case, the weasels cannot be running the…

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Disrupt: Uncage Those Ribs

The ribcage has an unfortunate name. Sure, it is descriptive -- The ribcage is made of ribs and does look like a cage. But the ribcage is mean to be protective, not restrictive. The external and internal intercostals, those lovely…

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