Is Mary Poppins knocking?

  "Winds in the east, mist coming in, like somethin' is brewing and bout to begin...Can't put me finger on what lies in store... but I feel what's to happen, all happened before" from Mary Poppins The jolly Christmas holiday period has given me the opportunity to re-watch two excellent films: the original Julie Andrews' …

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Dance it out

  ‘I could have danced all night’ Eliza Dolittle – My Fair Lady  A bit of a different post this week… and one I’m a little nervous about sharing…but seeing as I’d promised myself that I would use this space as a place to exercise my creativity and exorcise my blue moods…here goes… I wrote a …

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Love is love and this will be our reply

“We chase melodies that seem to find us,  Until they’re finished songs and start to play, When senseless acts of tragedy remind us that nothing here is promised, not one day. This show is proof that history remembers, We lived through times when hate and fear seemed stronger; We rise and fall and light from dying embers …

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Going for the Gold

"I must dream of the things I am seeking..." ‘I Have Confidence’ - The Sound of Music - Julie Andrews as Maria. This is a follow up to last week’s post on goal setting. Rather than asking myself ‘What do I want to achieve?’, I’ve been asking ‘How do I want to feel?’. So far, I’m …

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Goal setting and go-getting

"All I want is a room somewhere, Far away from the cold night air, With one enormous chair, Oh, wouldn't it be loverly?!" Eliza Dolittle - My Fair Lady.  Played by Julie Andrews in the Original Broadway and London Productions. We could all probably rewrite this popular show tune several times over with our own individual wants and wishes: …

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The Need for Validation

"Show them I'm worthy, and while I show them, I'll show me!" "I Have Confidence", The Sound of Music. There are lots of Julie quotes that I will advocate using as words to live by...this is not one of them. A lot of the things I struggle with as a performer (and human) boil down …

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Learning the hard way

Julie Andrews, in her commencement address to the University of Colorado’s Class of 2013. I wouldn’t exactly say that flu = adversity, however…I have been resigned to bed and/or the sofa for the last week. It’s been dull and inconvenient. I’ve been feeling rough. This is what I imagine man flu must feel like. The …

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