When Reality Bites, Let Yourself Cry

When Reality Bites, Let Yourself Cry

Just Cry Feel it fully. Times suck right now and it’s hard. Let yourself be you in your feelings and don’t judge them. Some of us (most of us) were taught to suppress our emotions therefore causing us to be inauthentic. Definition of Inauthentic: Lacking full reality...

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When Reality Bites, Move Forward

When Reality Bites, Move Forward

In the crazy, wonderful, ridiculous pursuit of acting there are going to be times when reality bites.  Things will just seem to be stacked against us (and it will likely happen a lot).  It truly can be one of the most disheartening businesses out there, designed to…

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When Reality Bites, What’s Your Reaction?

When Reality Bites, What’s Your Reaction?

Many people have heard the phrase, “Fight or Flight” regarding someone’s reaction to danger. It’s the body’s natural stress response that helps you react to perceived threats as appropriate. Fight or Flight is an active defense where you either stay in the situation or you leave the situation.

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When Reality Bites

When Reality Bites

“Lunchtime in the Sub-Antarctic”   The “Reality” of 2020 is really something. It’s as if it can’t get any worse, and then….it gets worse. “Reality” is all-the-way painful right now, for many people in many countries and on many fronts. You could call it a bite. A...

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Celebration

Celebration

It might not feel like there is much to celebrate at this moment, and we must all keep doing our part to listen, learn, grow, and fight for equality.  This blog should not distract or detract from the progress we are working towards as a society but rather serve as a...

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Finding Balance in Work and Life

Finding Balance in Work and Life

How do you "Find Balance" when “Balance” is characterized as a state of equilibrium achieved by the cancellation of all forces by equal opposing forces?   It sounds pretty superhero if you ask me, and yet it doesn’t take super powers to achieve. Human beings have...

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Trust Yourself

Trust Yourself

Trust plays a HUGE role in what it means to surrender into your calling, your artistry and your gifts/talents as an actor or creative. It is extremely important to build Trust within yourself so you can sustain challenges when they arise but more importantly, so you...

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What’s In Your Toolbox?

What’s In Your Toolbox?

Hey Blumvox Studios Fam! I realize the word “toolbox” has being thrown around a lot, both in our content and in many other acting blogs so first just let me clarify: the actor’s toolbox is an internal collection of techniques, skills, and information that can be drawn...

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Expand-Don’t Contract!

Expand-Don’t Contract!

In this time of great uncertainty we’re all being challenged to expand. Expand our ideas about what’s possible, what we can do to make things better than they are, and even what we don’t have to do right now. If you’re a control freak this time is likely extra...

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Expansion

Expansion

Hi Blumvox Studios Community, How are you doing? How are you REALLY doing? As I write that question to you, I’m asking it of myself as well… To be blunt, my mind has been one big constant thought lately. Meditation has been challenging and staying consistent with my...

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Expansion

Expansion

In a time of inevitable uncertainty surrounding a health crisis unlike anything most of us have seen in our lifetimes, for those of us who are fortunate enough to even be able to self-isolate inside of our homes, there are still countless frustrations we are facing....

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Holistic Health and Your Voice

Holistic Health and Your Voice

Caring for Yourself in these Uncertain Times This is a time of intense stress, concern and worry, and as such it’s more important than ever to look after our health and wellbeing - in a holistic sense. The following is from an article published in the May 2018 issue...

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The Roller Coaster

The Roller Coaster

Hey BVS Community! I get it, the whole “roller coaster” metaphor has been used everywhere from daily conversation to movies to every episode of “The Bachelor”. What is so fantastic about this visualization is that it really does apply to everyone, both in the span of...

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Playing to Your Unique Strengths

Playing to Your Unique Strengths

One of the most important things we can learn in life is what our unique strengths and talents are. Why? Well for one thing it allows us to figure out where we fit – and sometimes where we don’t fit – with regards to our careers, our relationships, and our families....

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