Create an Extraordinary Life with Improv
Improv is so much more than sketch up comedy and theatre.
The benefits of improv, such as creativity and spontaneity, carry into and enhance our life. It increases our ability to resolve issues. It helps us look at problems in different ways. It allows us create new meanings. To ask empowering questions. To bust through limiting beliefs. To create the life you truly want to live.
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“The antidote to exhaustion isn't rest. It's wholeheartedness.” - David Whyte
Wholehearted living, according to Brené Brown, means cultivating authenticity, self-compassion, a resilient spirit, gratitude, joy, intuition, trusting faith, creativity, play, rest, calm, stillness, meaningful work, laughter, song and dance. That sounds an awful lot like what we practice in improv, doesn't it?
Make time for play.
At some point in our lives, we begin to believe that play is a waste of time, unproductive, and reserved for children.
Nothing could be further from the truth. Play is part of being wholehearted humans. It is part of the creative process, tapping into intuition and wisdom, what helps us feel connected and grateful to be alive.
What people in our improv community have to say ...
"Marie-Josee does such an amazing job with the improv games. She creates a space that is open, friendly and welcoming. It’s a great atmosphere and it’s super fun. I always leave feeling like I’ve learned something new about myself and the other participants in the group. Her groups are a great way to connect with myself and others." - Lia B.
"You remember when you were a kid and you did things because they are fun. This is how I can describe my experience during the improv. I laugh, play games and connect with other people." - S.G.
"MJ is rare. She is a gem with magnet. Her Improv sessions provide a safe space for us to explore, to be spontaneous, to link to the inner child, and to integrate. You can just be yourself with her. It's easy to say non-judgment, in her sessions I really feel and live it. Therefore I grow without growing pain." - Renee
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What you do today begins to define your tomorrow.
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What is this community about?
Reaching Higher Improv is all about creating the life you want to live by practicing improv games, exercises and skills. What you practice improves. It gets easier to be the person you want to be. Over time, you see the joy, spontaneity and creativity overflow into your life as you apply new problem solving skills to life's challenges. You learn to assign new meaning. To see the world differently. To practice joy and gratitude.
This is just a short list.
We tend to wander through life aimlessly. Some of us do look for our purpose. But we hope we will somehow get hit in the face with the one thing we must pursue. The one thing that will give meaning to our lives. Others wish for a better tomorrow. They hope to win the lottery or to finally get their lucky break. Others have given up altogether, going about their life saying things like, "it's just not meant to be for me." Or "I couldn't do that."
Find out what is in you, what makes you feel truly alive, and pursue it with all you've got.
A seed naturally becomes. It yearns forward in spite of obstacles or circumstances. In spite of a lack of water. In spite of having less than ideal conditions. Every single day striving to become what it is destined to become no matter the circumstances it faces. In this way, nature always finds a way. We must be like nature. We must find a way to be who we are destined to be. To do this, we must know who we are at our core. We must be true to our values. We must know ourselves. Deep down.
Find out who you truly are. And then openg up the possibilities which exist for you to fully express yourself to the world. To fully let your light shine. To live fully every day of your life.
My name is Marie-Josee.
I am a mom of two beautiful girls, wife to an amazing husband, and creator of a life I absolutely love to wake up to every day.
We live part of the year on a beautiful island in the Caribbean called Montserrat, and the other part in Toronto, Canada.
I have a double-major in Mathematics and Computer Science from the University of Western Ontario.
I spent the first half of my career in front of a computer screen saving companies time and money. Then, in 2016 my mother passed away prematurely of pancreatic cancer. They say that death spurs you into action. It is when you realize that your life is finite that you throw away all the reasons why not, and pursue all the reasons why.
I decided that life was meant to be lived. I now create online spaces where people can connect, practice spontaneity and authenticity through play to live an authentic life.
You get one chance at this life.
Live boldly. Live passionately. Live with purpose.
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