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Miles Davis said music is the space between the notes, then the music of your personal success is the space between your everyday behaviours, moods & attitudes.
© 2021 Amy stone

In our day and age, everyone is an expert at everything. Millions of specialists and authorities spontaneously emerged since the invention of the internet by Al Gore. I think it only takes 3 days to become a surgeon and just a weekend to get a PHD in psychology. (I heard it’s a gruesome experience, but on Sunday evening everyone calls you Doctor :)

Confessions of an artist

When I started out as an actor in New York, I was fortunate to study with most of the great teachers and directors of our time. Giants like Lee Strasberg, Uta Hagen, Sandy Meisner, Herbert Berghof, Stella…


Every verbal attempt has a rhythm and a tempo, very much like music does.

Context and Premise: Beyond presence and talent, good speaking is viewed as a verbal art form. Elocution, diction, projection and modulation, to only name a few elements, are believed to be the obvious and essential ingredients to a good presentation or performance. So much more goes into good speaking, but it is important to try to pierce the myth of verbal life.

With verbal power comes the undeniable importance of skills in the arenas of intentions, staging, presence, experience and message. All these aspects have two dynamics in common: space and time. On a practical level, time is punctuated by…


An essay in intuitive awareness and direct experience

I don’t know about you but trust has never been easy for me. No need to apologise really as culturally it is still most acceptable.

Needless to say betrayal, lying, manipulations, emotional blackmail, denial and withholds are the natural outcomes.

However, I do see trust as a quasi-enchanted gateway to a terrific array of experiential knowledge — ironically, the only kind of knowledge I trust. You know, actually eating the meal instead of staring at the menu.

I recently expressed in my art journal that trust is possibly the doorway to a…


As much as you don’t have to believe in love to fall in love, politics truly don’t matter when you have yourself. This is a story of My French Experiment after 40 years in the US. Five years in Provence.


How many times did you say I’m sorry today? In matters of social and professional interactions, over-pleasing can feel like an addiction…

Audience pleasing, apologising and patronising are very easy traps to fall into when interacting socially, speaking in front of groups or while communicating with people professionally.

So is the need to cater needlessly thinking that being soft spoken is the key to win hearts.

Have you ever realised how many times you hear “I’m sorry” in a day? Put it to the test, it’s mind blowing. On the surface, these habits can appear as legitimate forms of expression…


We are so oblivious to cause and effect that it is rarely questioned, scrutinised or seen for what it is. Being either at the effect or at cause in life is a decision we unconsciously make as children. It is context as explained here that generates our experiences.

An article about cause and effect as it relates to living an empowered life.

Within this unprecedented 21st century current economic and political environment, I thought it would be very helpful to write an article on cause and effect and look deeper into its essence as it relates to healthy living, communication…


And how these roles impact and influence everyone around you? Being aware requires time and patience in order to see what is really going on.

Subtle or grossly obvious to others or not, the action paths we take are often embedded in our subconscious. After all, being aware requires time and patience in order to see what is really going on. That’s true for everything like politics, parenting, career, self-acceptance, confidence, etc.

However, we are human beings in a clearly human and extremely fragile world. It means we are all evaluated, scrutinised, and interpreted based on how we present and…


Not living life according to one’s true self is very painful. It is possible to outgrow conditioning and the way we have been programmed in all its forms, masks and disguises. 80% of the battle is becoming aware of it.

The path to self-love is a very sensitive process, inward, very personal and unique to each individual.

As a husband and wife team, we came to the potent and beautiful realisation that we had placed so many pictures and fantasies around so many things that it prevented us from seeing more clearly who we actually are.

We began to understand…


Let’s face it, the higher the stakes like for instance confronting someone who did wrong by us or standing in front of an audience often robs us of the ability to be ourselves. Here’s how to deal with it.

The real game of a conscious and confident person is to consistently thrive to operate as oneself. Be yourself so you avoid being mistaken for someone else :) As yourself you can see the potential in every moment.

Let’s face it, the higher the stakes like for instance confronting someone or standing in front of an audience often robs us of…


In matters of relationships, there exists one elementary truth the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid dreams of love & happiness.

In matters of communication and more specifically relationships, there exists one elementary truth the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid dreams of love, happiness, and eloquence.

What communication skills do you possess?

I have something very special to share. It is almost occult meaning it is very difficult to see and become aware of.

Good skills are only a safety net not an end in itself!

Eric Stone

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