For their first podcast of 2017, Lisa and Ted venture into the world of adventure. They demonstrate an adventurous improv game of “What Comes Next?” (1:43), define what they mean by adventure (6:59), and describe why a Keith Johnstone quote (10:07 ) and an exercise called “The Quest” (13:08) get them jazzed about the topic. They explore how adventure can generate both mindfulness and affection (19:43) and whether you can prepare for adventure (21:37) before Lisa describes her exploits in an Argentina night club (26:47). Ted gets personal, sharing how he brings adventure into his life (32:38) and how therapy, tackle football and Carol Dweck taught him about resilience (39:00). The two discuss adventures on the horizon (43:33) and how we always have the power of “Nope!” at our disposal (50:09).
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San Francisco improvisors Ted DesMaisons and Lisa Rowland explore the beautiful, surprising and unruly intersections between mindfulness and improvisation as they seek to befriend that oft-hidden and sometimes scary part of all of us that can lead to a life well-lived.