My guest today is Heather Lefkowitz we met at Vanderbilt Divinity School. She’s most happy when she’s learning new things, affirming people’s gifts and talents, and laughing – she laughs a lot – For 15 years she worked in higher education. She also is an improviser both teaching and performing. She has helped me, companies, and educational realms to be better communicators and make our mission and vision clear. She is also a member of Music City Improv: https://www.facebook.com/musiccityimprov/reviews
· Childhood in the 70s with divorced Parents
· Nora Ephron – collection of essays she wrote in Esquire:
· What do you think about the “country kitchen”?
· TJ Jagodowski – improve and the one “right” word.
· How do we make peace with scripts?
· How do we make peace with scripts while raising a girl?
· “When I got married and had a kid it freed up an enormous amount of space in my head…” I never subscribed to the scripts but it did free up space to be able to do what I wanted. What takes up space in your life?
· Middlemarch by George Eliot – Virginia Woolf called it “novel written for grown-up people”
· Learn about – Theresa of Avila – you won’t regret it. Teresa of Avila’s Interior Castles is a key text in mystical theology
· “Mindset: The New Psychology of Success” by Carol Dweck – fixed verse growth mindsets · Being in the kitchen – separate the noise in your head from “do I really enjoy this”?