Because everyone has a natural yearning for completion, we are able to change and recreate ourselves endlessly. ― Ilchi Lee, The Call of Sedona: Journey of the Heart
This multi-faceted woman declares and calls forth a spirit of completion. Not so much in the reaching of a final destination but in the separation between this moment and the next. And so a new adventure begins. As she draws upon her natural gifts, she creates an environment of possibility not only for those of us walking on two legs, but our loving companions walking on four.
Along with her work as a casting director, she periodically holds workshops for actors to invite them into an experience of their own authenticity. Teaching them to get out of their heads and into their bodies, she encourages them to learn moment by moment how their expression is being displayed and received. This allows them to try on new ways of being that really hone their craft, thus achieving the desired result of getting hired. I think that’s a skill most of us could benefit from. After all, human beings make the best mirrors!
In addition to that eye for talent, she also possesses an intuition about animals and has been rescuing them since she was a child. “I seem to have an ‘energetic tramp stamp’ that animals can sniff out anywhere. Over the years, I worked on “re-homing” them one at a time.” Most of her more intense rescue work is behind her though. “I had to pull back a bit due to health concerns and the fact that I kept failing as a foster.”
However, she still keeps an active ear to the ground and spreads rescue information through social media. “I started a Facebook page for a rescue in Oklahoma that transports hundreds of rural dogs up north at once. Now I can save more via social media than I ever could one at a time.”
When she’s not working on a television commercial, coaching actors in a workshop, or connecting an animal to its new home, her spirit of adventure takes her out in her Airstream with the Sisters on the Fly and on to another moment of completion.
“this is Mr. Bear. The first rescue kitty that started it all for me”
“This is Gus, an Akita mix that wandered up in my yard about eight years ago. Emaciated and heartworm positive, We patched him up and that started my newfound love of rescuing and leaving critters better than i found them”
“This is Dylan. He is my last foster failure. He had me at ‘woof'”
“These are ‘the Twins’ Sam and Tilly. I Found them running onto I-30 in Mesquite and drug them into the car”
“This is Rascal. He was supposed to be a foster, but came with so many issues that I had to keep him. We have workedThrough most of them, and he is my big protector”
“This is Charlie. I pulled him out of the Arlington shelter and took him to the studio while I held an audition. He went home with an awesome actor that same night”
“This is Ginger. She was a foster who could Houdini herself out of any kennel you tried to keep her in”
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