Do the next right thing.
The Language of Letting Go
"Rest when you're tired. Take a drink of cold water when you're thirsty. Call a friend when you're lonely. Ask the universe to help when you feel overwhelmed."
Yeah, I was in a very challenging, difficult place, along with millions of other people. But I'm here. I survived. I handled it. And out of that came self-esteem, more self-esteem that I'm capable of and will never, ever be given more than I can handle.
I will never be given more than I can handle, but I will be given more than I can control.
"Many of us have learned how to deprive and neglect ourselves. Many of us have learned to push ourselves hard when the problem is that we've already pushed too hard. Many of us are afraid the work won't get done if we rest when we're tired. The work will get done. It will be done better than work that emerges from tiredness of soul and spirit."
Refuel. With self-love, with good food, with tea.
Everything is fixable.
I always find December to be actually the hardest time of the year. I feel like there are more demands put on me in all areas of my life.
I will allow myself just to be where I'm at.
So if you feel like you're starting the new year exhausted. I just wanted to say I hear you. I'm kind of there myself, but it's all right.
Find the pockets of time when you can take care of yourself.
The Language of Letting Go:
"Make New Year's goals. Dig within and discover what you would like to have happen in your life this year. This helps you do your part."
If you want to change your own life, you need to take responsibility for it.
"It is an affirmation that you're interested in fully living in the year to come."
Goals give us direction. They put a powerful force into play on a universal, conscious and subconscious level. Goals give our life direction.
What would you like to have happen in your life this year?
"What would you like to do?...
I’m really grateful for this year.
I want you to think of a few things that you are grateful for.
Also, start to look forward to 2023.
Feelings aren't facts.
Take your emotions out of your to do list.
When we are worried or anxious, the real question is, “what are we not taking responsibility for?”
So if you have some sort of negative feeling toward 2023, ask yourself, “what are you not taking responsibility for?”
Ask yourself, How can I baby step and take responsibility?
Once taking responsibility, especially when you're frightened, especially when you're scared. When you're able to do that, you build so much...
GENEVA CARR is best known for her portrayal of Marissa Morgan on 6 seasons of the CBS television series BULL.
Additional TV credits include Law & Order: SVU and Criminal Intent, Rescue Me, Younger, The Mysteries of Laura, Royal Pains, Elementary, The Good Wife, and Sex and the City.
Film credits include Wonder Wheel, Love and Other Drugs, Ava’s possessions, It’s Complicated, College Road Trip, and the upcoming Asian Persuasion.
Geneva earned a 2015 Tony Nomination for Lead Actress in a Play for her performance as ‘Margery’ in Broadway’s Hand To God.
Additional NY theatre credits include Trevor, Just Sex, I Wanna Destroy You, Finding Claire, Rose’s Dilemma, Clash by Night, Betty’s Summer Vacation, and Boise.
You have to create a space where you can find work for yourself.
Bull was my eighth pilot, which I like telling actors about because it doesn't...
What to get Casting Directors, Managers, and Agents over the holidays.
This year I’m suggesting one of two things: a thoughtful gift card or a charity donation.
So a thoughtful gift card would be that you contact someone else in the casting office or agency and ask what their fellow employees like.
“Hey, are they a Starbucks person, or are they a Costco person? Are they a McDonald's person or a Dunkin Donuts person?”
And then, you can send them an electronic gift card.
If you're booking a lot. Yes. You want to be thinking more $50, $75, $100.
But if you're a new client or you haven't been booking that year, or there's a casting office that has maybe thought of you a few times throughout the year. A simple $20 gift card. A $25 gift card is fine.
Andi Matheny is a 25-year veteran of Hollywood who started the Andi Matheny Acting
Studios in 2010 and has coached hundreds of actors to book their first roles in TV and
Andi has had a recurring role on The Resident as Dr. Kelly Whitley, starred
opposite Sara Rue in The Hallmark Channel Movie True Love Blooms, opposite Kelsey
Grammer in the film High Expectations, opposite Phylicia Rashad in the Oprah Winfrey
production David Makes Man and opposite Ryan Phillippe and Patrick Duffy in the
comedy Lady of the Manor, written and directed by Justin Long. Other notable credits
include Devious Maids, The Mentalist, Ugly Betty, Zoey 101, The Suite Life of Zack and
Cody, and The Shadow Effect.
Andi hosted the talk shows Friends or Lovers, Essentials, Fit Resort and Spa, and Kwik
Witz. She appeared in dozens of commercials, including a worldwide campaign for
Andi won the Jury Prize for Best Florida Film for her directorial debut The Newest
Member at the...
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, 'Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?' Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”
My manifesto for my life is to inspire.
It is the one word that I feel describes what my purpose on this planet is to do. I wake up, and I show up for duty.
“I was 35 years old the first time I spoke up to my mother and refused to buy into her games and manipulation. I was terribly frightened and almost couldn't believe I was doing this. I found I didn't have to be mean. I didn't have to start an argument. But I could say what I wanted and needed to say to take care of myself. I learned I could love and honor myself and still care about my mother the way I wanted to, not the way she wanted me to.”
Take a step back and observe.
I tell myself, mouth shut.
If you are using your mind to govern your brain while you are with family over the holiday and you start to spot the stuff going on.
You can simply remain quiet and just observe it:
You can observe it and can...
Control versus trust.
“There was a time in my life when I felt so afraid of and overwhelmed by the very act of living. That I actually wanted to make out a schedule for each day of my life for the next five years. I wanted to include all the chores I had to do when I would do them, even when I would schedule relaxation. I wanted to get some order into what felt so incredibly overwhelming. I wanted to feel like I was in control.”
How many times have I woken up in the morning and just gone, "Oh my God, I don't know how I'm going to be able to face this day?" How many times have I woken up going, "How am I going to take a step forward?"
And the fact of the matter is, I can't control anything.
The only thing I can change is myself and my attitude.
And the whole thing I think about anxiety is that anxiety is about control.
Remember, we will never be given more than we can handle. But we will be given more than we can control.
“Controlling is a...