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 …

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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 can Love yourself; the kind of self love that will do for you whatever it takes to ensure that you are …

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What’s In Your Actor’s Toolbox?

What’s In Your Actor’s Toolbox?

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 from whenever you need them …

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Expand-Don’t Contract!

Expand-Don’t Contract!

Perhaps you’re stuck at home with family members you don’t like. Maybe the kids are driving you nuts, or you’re going crazy trying to stick to your normal routine while surrounded by a world and an economy in flux. Expansion doesn’t have to look like more stuff, or more money, or bigger and better things happening in your life…

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Expansion

Expansion

My mind has been one big constant thought lately. Meditation has been challenging and staying consistent with my Breath work has been too. One moment I feel calm and relaxed and the next moment I’m tense and unsure. I have to consciously bring myself back to my Breath throughout the day, everyday right now. I’m finding that I’ve been holding my Breath for extended periods of time (again) which signals to me that I’m stressed and afraid. I did this a lot when I was a kid, so I’m giving myself the freedom to feel the stress and …

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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. As artists, we are certainly not immune to these struggles- having passions for inherently extroverted and community-based forms of work, creation, and self-expression while being stuck in our homes. It is frustrating to maintain the same level of …

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The Roller Coaster

The Roller Coaster

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 an entire lifetime and within any extended experience. We have all buckled ourselves in on a plethora of rides…

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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. Knowing what our strengths are also gives us the confidence to stand up and say …

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Voiceover Training – “Making Friends With Your Voice”

Voiceover Training – “Making Friends With Your Voice”

During our first Blumvox Studios Team Meeting (nearly two years ago!), when we were deciding how best to deliver Voiceover Training to the world, we collectively came together and said that we wanted to create a newsletter to support our students. We had no idea what it was going to look like or how it was going to unfold, but we did know that if we …

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