Improv challenges your limits in more than one sense. It allows you to be open to new ideas in your everyday life, to be brave enough to jump into situations that you would not have previously, and to showcase your strengths that you might not even have been aware you had....

The practice of saying thank you first tricks our brain out of its pattern of judgment (closed, resistant) and into the mindset of gratitude (open, accepting). Thank you makes your brain say, “Oh, I just said thank you. I must have just received something useful and wonderful. I better get a bit more curious and understand what that usefulness is.” And here’s what feels like the magical part to me: when we use this thank...

Improv makes living with cancer more bearable. I was diagnosed five years ago, and it has been such a blessing to have time for laughter without sickness crossing my mind. ...