This session with artist Karen Marston illuminated my thinking of the discussion around whether you have to have a miserable childhood to be an artist. Personally, I don't think you do, but talking with Karen led me to think there is so much destruction in the world, that having a secure childhood can actually aid an artist to confront a much larger, more universal problem, such as global warming, as opposed to so much navel gazing as artists such as myself focus on for inspiration. Karen's current show at Owen James Gallery is a great example of seducing the viewer into contemplating the destruction of icebergs. We get to hear about her trip to Newfoundland to observe and document them for these paintings. YOU MUST SEE HER SHOW!! Up until April 22, 2018 http://www.owenjamesgallery.com/exhibitions/karen-marston2
#icebergs #globalwarming #painting @KarenMarston @OwenJamesGallery
Emily Flake is my cartoonist hero. She’s accomplished so much—had her books published, a New Yorker cartoon contract, has a family, yet she still sees herself as a procrastinator. In my own disbelief, I dig into finding out more about that.
Also, because Emily does a lot of cartooning around parenting – she is happily married and the mother of a five year old – I need to understand more about that, since she’s so calm about something as frightening as motherhood. https://www.amazon.com/Mama-Tried-Dispatches-Underbelly-Parenting/dp/1455558230 Check out Emily’s work here: http://www.emilyflake.com/ Endlessly engaging in person, she performs with on bills with comedians! She does a regular live show with Ophira Eisenburg at Union Hall. https://www.unionhallny.com/events/
Celeste combines her science interest (pre-med at one point!) with her food and recipe development talent to win this round on CHOPPED, on the Food Network.
She’s killing it in the food/recipe development business, but there’s a lot more to get to, besides all her accomplishments in that are. https://www.foodnetwork.com/shows/chopped/episodes/the-light-stuff
Celeste is possibly the most together positive, productive person ever on Dr. Lisa, so I dig in enviously to see how she does it. Did I also mention that Celeste is super smart, talented and beautiful? Celeste has a whole bunch of natural gifts, but the magic sauce I think, is her discipline. As a kindergartener, she would bug her mother to make sure she got to her dance lessons on time. And getting to the Olympic trials for swimming is not for the unfocused. Somewhere along the way, naturally outgoing Celeste learned that FUN is important too, which is what makes her so balanced. #food #cooking #chef #celesterogers
In this full on psychotherapy session, Dr. Lisa uncovers Ed Kish's childhood conditioning has taught him not to put himself first. Ed is a working and studying acting to become a animation voice-over artist. He is also the partner of one of RFB's favorite hosts, Orie Givens, who hosts: https://radiofreebrooklyn.com/show/queer-state-of-mind/
How can anyone in our society get ahead with that attitude? Seriously! We learn about the balancing act of getting what you need and still being a decent human which Ed is in spades.
Thurston Ray http://www.thurstonray.com/ is an incredible musician and I got him to sing A Capella in the studio which you can't hear anywhere else. Thurston was appearing live that night on our RFB showcase at The Well, so I got to ask him about that. Plus in my role as Dr. Lisa, I got to grill him on how his personal love life relates to his music. Thurston was very generous and open, so we got to find out about the road he's on in his personal life and how his family and background plays into that. Hint: He's slow to get involved. A totally handsome, lovable guy, Thurston, thanks for sharing! #music #therapy #RFB #ThurstonRay @ThurstonRay
Kevin talks about how you can never take making a living in comedy for granted. He's made a living as a comedian for the past ten years and he's always working to work harder. Kevin's never been in therapy before, so we explore how his drive and role in his comedy friends may have parallels with his role as the oldest of three boys with a divorced mom household. Kevin gets big kudos here as he does not hold back-what a fabulous patient/guest! @KevinMcCaff http://kevin-mccaffrey.com/ #comedy #psychotherapy #Letterman
Holly has conceived of and is directing a play that Charlotte is acting in. Our conversation starts of the themes in the play: men, women, power, etc. and evolves into a much more personal discussion on our thoughts and opinions. The play is March 4—Tickets HERE:https://artery.is/showcases/the_will_to_fight_women_in_shakespeare2
MORE ABOUT The Will To Fight; Women in Shakespeare:
This is a collection of Shakespearean sonnets, scenes and monologues focusing on women and gender relations! We look at women in power, women in love and even women that don't like each other very much. Also, men's thoughts about women are being presented and examined, although this is focused on women it is not exclusive to any gender.
More about HOLLY PAYNE STRANGE: https://artery.is/hollyp_strange/about
I learned a lot here. I learned a new view of marriage. There's a lot of intense stuff in here so we decided to keep the name of the guest patient secret. This woman married young, they had two kids and she found out he was cheating. Divorce ensued. 8 years go by and she hears from him again. Here's an account by a strong, smart woman that made me think freshly about the institution of marriage.
Ben Louis is one of our RFB hosts with his top rated show, https://radiofreebrooklyn.com/show/ben-talks/
I know Ben a bit from the station and his show, but he surprises me with his openness about discussing his recent breakup with his long-time girlfriend. Ben hasn't been in therapy before, and I have to say, I didn't expect our session to get this deep. So much so, that I invited Ben back the next week to do some follow up. Ben accepted, but then he had a chance to go to the Superbowl Parade, so he had to cancel. Go Eagles! Go Ben!
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I enjoyed my session with Leigh Celent in talking to her about her development as an artist. She went from dancing and poetry in her childhood to fronting a band, following her arrival in New York. Leigh is a great example of a self-made woman way on her path to success. You can hear music from her latest ep: "Trapped Under All You Know", see her video from the song, "Seeing in Blue", http://www.castleblackmusic.com/video/ and much, much, more here: http://www.castleblackmusic.com/