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I am very good at burrito eating.

Do you know what your unique ability is?

Some people spend their whole lives trying to figure out what they’re good at.

Me? I’m good at a lot of things but only great at three.

You can pay me to do any of the following.*

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It might seem obvious to play to your strengths, but not all of us do.

My whole life I’ve known I was a writer, but it took me a long time to finally accept it.

The universe gave me clues from the very start.

I skipped ahead two grades in English. I won writing contests. I gave myself research papers to write for fun. I started a magazine. …


Ten Days in the Life of a Vipassana Boy

A long time ago in India, there was a woman with three sons. One day she gave her first son 20 rupees and sent him to the market to buy some cooking oil. On the way home, he tripped, fell and dropped the bottle of oil, spilling half out onto the dirt path. He ran home crying, “Boo-hoo Mummy, I fell and look, I lost half of the cooking oil. Isn’t that terrible!”

The Pessimist.

Next time she sent her second son, again with a 20-rupee note to fill her oil bottle, and what do you know? On the way home, he tripped and dropped the bottle spilling half of the oil out onto the dirt path. Excitedly he picked up the bottle and ran home. “Mummy, look! I fell and spilled some of the oil, but I managed to save half of it. …


Welcome to One Word Suggestion.

Most people think improv is just for comedy or jazz music. But it’s also a powerful tool for life. In each three minute episode of this series I use a single word, suggested by you, as a leaping off point to explore how having an improvisational mindset will help you perform at a higher level, both personally and professionally, whether you have a career on or off the stage.

This week’s word, ankle, was suggested by Tomas.

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Of all the miracles of the human body, one of the most overlooked is the ankle.

Ankles are unique in that they are made up of three different bones and joints. And all three must all work together to keep you standing, jogging, snowboarding or dancing, ideally, without falling over. …


Welcome to One Word Suggestion.

Most people think improv is just for comedy or jazz music. But it’s also a tool for life. In each three minute episode of this series I use a single word, suggested by you, as a leaping off point to explore how having an improvisational mindset will help you perform at a higher level, both personally and professionally, whether you have a career on or off the stage.

This week’s word, hippos, was suggested by Reddit user, Mrs. Claus.

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Most everyone knows who Pablo Escobar is, but what many people don’t know is that his enduring legacy has less to do with cocaine and more to do with hippopotamuses. …


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Song Saga™ is the game that gets people sharing the stories and soundtrack of their lives.

Join the waitlist now and join the thousands of people who love good music, good stories, and good times.

Learn more at song-saga.com

Every card in the box is designed to spark a memory of the moments and music that make you who you are.

Get ready to discover new tunes, new things about your friends, and maybe even win a gold award or two.

Singing, dancing, and air guitar are optional, but probable.

Song Saga. Discover your friends’ hidden tracks™

Eran Thomson is the Founder of Song Saga… and a few other things.
Learn more at eranthomson.com


Welcome to One Word Suggestion.

Most people think improv is just for comedy or maybe jazz music. But, really, it’s a tool for life. In each three minute episode of this series I use a single word, suggested by you, as a leaping off point to explore how having an improvisational mindset will help you perform at a higher level, both personally and professionally, whether you have a career on or off the stage.

This week’s word, parasite, was suggested by Abraham.

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Unless you’ve been hiding in a dark basement for the past couple weeks, you’ve probably heard about Bong Joon-Ho’s amazing award-winning film, Parasite. …


Welcome to One Word Suggestion.

Most people think improv is just for comedy or jazz. But, really, it’s a tool for life. In each three minute episode of this series I use a single word, suggested by you, as a leaping off point to explore how having an improvisational mindset will help you perform at a higher level, both personally and professionally, whether you have a career on or off the stage.

This week’s word, parachute, was suggested by Peter.

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What’s the thing that scares you most?

For a good friend of mine, it was heights. …


Quick! What’s a word that starts with F and ends with U-C-K?

That’s right… Firetruck!

Welcome to One Word Suggestion.

Most people think improv is just for comedy or maybe jazz. But, really, it’s a tool for life. In each three minute episode of this series I use a single word, suggested by you, as a leaping off point to explore how having an improvisational mindset will help you perform at a higher level, both personally and professionally, whether you have a career on or off the stage.

This week’s word, firetruck, was suggested by Katie.

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Given the current environmental (and political) climate at the moment, this suggestion shouldn’t be a surprise. …


Welcome to One Word Suggestion.

Most people think improv is just for comedy or jazz music. But, really, it’s a tool for life. In each three minute episode of this series I use a single word, suggested by you, as a leaping off point to explore how having an improvisational mindset will help you perform at a higher level, both personally and professionally, whether you have a career on or off the stage.

This week’s word, pineapple, was suggested by Celine.

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These days pineapples are pretty easy to get, whether you’re eating them on a pizza with ham (gross), or slurping one down in a piña colada (yum). …


Welcome to One Word Suggestion.

To kick off the new year, we are taking a break from tradition and suggesting our own word for this episode, and that word is “Freedom.

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One of the things I love about improv is the freedom it provides. Freedom to play, to explore, to grow, to connect with new people, to connect with ourselves, and to experiment — and that it gives us permission to fail gloriously and succeed hilariously. And with that freedom comes all sorts of side benefits that go well beyond simply being funny.

And it is for these reasons that I’ve always thought it would be wonderful to teach improv to inmates. It has been a long-time goal of mine and after nearly 8 years of trying, last week we finally broke into prison. …

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