Episode 21: About community, with Elissa

What does community mean to you? As we head into winter in the northern hemisphere, there’s a natural movement towards warmth, connection, and togetherness. But does surrounding yourself with other humans constitute being in community? I’ve asked myself this question repeatedly in the past decade as I’ve moved from Los Angeles to Edmonton to New York City to Tulsa, and back to New York. As we explore November’s theme Community in this first podcast of the month, I share about my “introversion experiment” (I’m an extrovert by nature) and the discoveries I’ve made about isolation and togetherness. I’ve come to believe that community is not just about finding others who share things in common, but even more so about the quality of my interactions with those people and my ability to bring my whole self into to them.

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Show Notes:  

 Want to join us behind the scenes? The Speak Your Truth Membership Community doors are now open until November 30th, 2019! Learn more and sign up here.

Tulsa Tomorrow, the company that connects Jewish entrepreneurs to opportunities in Tulsa. They were the reason (along with the influence of my friend Mike Basch) that I moved to Tulsa. The organization creates curated experiences and opportunities for people looking at Tulsa as a place to move, grow, and connect. If you’re curious about moving to Tulsa, I’d also recommend checking out Tulsa Remote

Here’s more my graduate program at The University of Alberta, where I got my MFA in Theatre Voice Pedagogy. 

Want to know more about my psoriasis story? Here’s my feature on the cover of the Spring 2017 issue of Psoriasis Advance Magazine (and some other blogs I’ve written are linked on this page too).

Here’s a good article with an intro to Vedic philosophy.


For more info about the podcast and how to join the Speak Your Truth Membership Community, visit www.howtospeakyourtruth.com.

As a member of the Speak Your Truth Membership Community, you get:

  • Enrollment in the How To Speak Your Truth online course,
  • A monthly live online group coaching session with Elissa to practice using the “how to speak your truth” model,
  • A monthly interactive recording of the coming month’s solo podcast episode,
  • Weekday warm ups to practice embodiment and expression, 
  • Exclusive behind the scenes footage of the podcast each week,
  • Astrological insight on the new and full moons, 
  • And access to the membership forum where you can share your experiences and get feedback.

Learn more and sign up at www.howtospeakyourtruth.com.

You can find more info about Voice Body Connection and take the “What’s holding my voice back?” quiz at www.voicebodyconnection.com.

Production Credits:

Our Assistant Producer is Suzie Masser

Our Editor is Eilise Bonebright

Our Graphic Designer is Laura Sills

Our Photography is by Sophie Mathewson

Our Audio Consultant is Martin Carrillo of heardrum.org

And our theme song is “Waters of Body” by Strange Weather

Please note that Amazon links in the show notes are connected to the Voice Body Connection Associates account. All other partner links are acknowledged. Thank you for supporting the podcast! 


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