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IIRY Podcast: #4 -“We are human beings not human doings.” A Chat with Morgane Michael, host and producer of Kindsight 101

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In my interview with Morgane Michael, host and producer of Kindsight 101, we discuss why kindness gets a bad rap; the research that shows how kindness and compassion actually increase creativity and productivity; how Pixar and Disney are embracing kindness practices in their work cultures without lowering their standards; how to counter the ‘live or […]

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IIRY Podcast: #3 – “Growing Up Prodigies: The Mid-Life Crisis” A Chat with Prof. Jeanne Bamberger

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In my interview with Professor Jeanne Bamberger, we discuss her article entitled “Growing Up Prodigies: The Mid-Life Crisis”; her experiences as a former child prodigy and the challenges she faced as she grew into adulthood; formal and figural thinking and how we learn and process music; how chamber music helped her cope with loneliness and […]

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IIRY Podcast: “What if there isn’t a ‘winner’?” A Bonus Chat with Performance Psychologist Noa Kageyama

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In this BONUS TRACK interview with performance psychologist, Noa Kageyama, listen to Noa “coach” me in my post-interview performance evaluation! In this super meta moment, we have a ‘behind the scenes’ chat and engage in CANDID conversation about our interview – unedited! Hear what happens when we forget about the mic and just talk. Subscribe […]

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The “Is it Recess Yet?” Podcast!

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Hi all! It’s been ages since I’ve posted anything here but I’m excited to be back to share my adventures. One of the latest is the launch of my new podcast, “Is it Recess Yet? Confessions of a Former Child Prodigy”. (Sound familiar?? :). The podcast came about after I was accepted into the inaugural […]

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The Time I Wrote a Bunch of Poems – [DAY 6] Aubade

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Today’s prompt “springs from the form known as the aubade. These are morning poems, about dawn and daybreak. Many aubades take the form of lovers’ morning farewells,..” So, here’s my attempt. Dandelions turn to seed and Enter the air, floating on invisible strands of zip line that carry their featherweight fluff across valleys. Feverish clouds […]

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The Time I Wrote a Bunch of Poems – ‘C’

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I found this website for National Poetry Writing Month (NaPoWriMo) and I’m excited to see that there might be a community for me as I try my hand at this poetry writing experiment! It’s a bit lonely out here trying something that is so new to me and I feel vaguely ridiculous…so I’m psyched to […]