In the inaugural Monster Baby Mailbag episode, Ted and Lisa (and Lisa’s cats) take questions from a few loyal listeners. They wonder whether Monster Baby friendships are different from other connections (3:49), explore the tension between discovery and invention in both improv and mindfulness (15:32), celebrate an adventurous attitude for choices both large and small (25:28), and marvel [more…]
In many ways, the spontaneity of improvisational theatre compares with letting a pent-up dog off-leash. For one, there’s a risk involved—no matter how well the dog has been trained, you’re simply not sure what’s going to happen. Even if your dog tends to stay nearby on its walk, you always have the uneasy sense you’ll [more…]
Practicing mindfulness has taught me that taking time to pause–in a moment, with a decision, for a life transition–draws out wisdom that remains unavailable when I scurry around with self-declared important busywork. I started working on this poem–or it started working on me–when on a silent meditation retreat, itself a valuable window of observation. Pause [more…]
Anima: a life-affirming way to learn.