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ALPS…Play Improv

ALPS…Play Improv

Agree and Add on “Yes, and…is the guiding principle behind all improv,” says Jennine Profeta, Second City performer and theatre educator.  I’ve always thought of it as agree and add on.  Today it seems that finding fault, correcting others, being obstinate, and...
ALPS…Play Improv

ALPS…Listening

Feel Real The small child glanced over at his mother after the waitress looked him squarely in the eyes and took his food order.  “She thinks I’m real,” were his words to his mother.  When we truly listen to others, they feel real…not irrelevant, but a real person...
ALPS…Play Improv

ALPS…Acknowledge…it’s as easy as that!

Average is no longer acceptable We must do something extra, with an excellence that deserves attention.  We need to be thinking, “how can I add some chocolate sauce, whipped cream and a cherry on top!”  We do that by adding “presence” while we can’t be present with...

Keep your Values, Change your Practices

Fanny That. Ever since the Chicago Marathon 2007 I have carried a fanny pack with a bottle of fluids no matter how long I will run.  Three miles, five miles or more, the fanny pack with the fluids is always there, I have multiple packs.  This marathon...
It’s All about Relationships

It’s All about Relationships

As I write this, I am thinking about celebrating the 31 years that I will be married to Chris on September 1, 2014. I am proud of our marriage. It has taken energy and effort, and I am proud of that. In the most recent years our marriage has focused on Ephesians...