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Living From Your Heart’s Truth

For as long as I can remember, I have deeply valued living from my heart’s truth.  As long as I followed my truth, then life would unfold gracefully and easefully – or so I thought.  It took me a while to realize that while I often SAID I wanted to live from truth, I wasn’t …

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Discover the Wisdom of Pain

“Nothing ever goes away until it teaches us what we need to know.”  – Pema Chodron

The title of this blog post, “Discover the Wisdom of Pain,” may seem odd to some.  Putting the word “pain” and “wisdom” together can be thought of as paradoxical.  Yet it is through pain, illness and injury that we …

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Expressive Arts Practices to Encourage Yes’s!

Do you work with children or teens who like to say no rather than yes?  As I watch my 2 year old develop, I notice that “no” is a favorite word in his vocabulary.  In reflecting on my own life, I must admit that when faced with a new or unfamiliar activity, what usually emerges …

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Stories from the Heart

I am very excited to be facilitating STORIES FROM THE HEART: A SOLO PERFORMANCE WORKSHOP with Nicki Koethner this spring from March 30-June 1, 2013.  We have a terrific group of participants.  A few spots are still open: contact Suraya if you are interested in joining us for this journey at surayasusana@yahoo.com



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The Power of Telling the Truth

I recently was privileged to direct a very heartfelt and inspirational show, “Parallel Play: Original Theatre Inspired by Hamlet” with incarcerated men at San Quentin State Prison. Never before have I been to a show in which each of the 10 men who performed received a standing ovation for their performance – and each of …

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Using the Arts to Connect to Inner Guidance

There are many ways to use the arts to connect to inner guidance.  Here are two of my favorites:

1) IMAGE WISDOM: Be attuned to images in the environment that you are drawn to.  We are often drawn to images when they have guidance or wisdom for us.  When you feel a strong draw to …

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Prison Bridges Indiegogo Campaign!

Hello friends,

As I write this, I am touched to reflect on the original theatre the men I work with are creating at San Quentin State Prison.  Through this project, Prison Bridges, men are learning to dive into their hearts, to speak from a place of vulnerability, and to share how they have used …

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Prison Work and Forgiveness

Forgiveness. I remember seeing a quote about forgiveness hand-written on a friend’s white board several years ago: Forgiveness is giving energy for change.   This quote stuck in my mind.  Giving energy for change.  Hmmm. In my own life, I have at times felt consumed by anger and resentment towards people whom I deemed to have …

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