Worried? Anxious? Fascinated with the Afterlife? Join me in Portland!

Mind Loops Blog – Oct 2018  Do you live in Portland – or know people who do? These November events are not to be missed! TO READ AN INTERVIEW WITH BARBARA ON THESE EVENTS, CLICK HERE Sat, Nov 3rd, 3-5pm 3 LIFE-CHANGING GIFTS FROM MY NEAR-DEATH EXPERIENCE: When I had my cosmic brush with death, I … More Worried? Anxious? Fascinated with the Afterlife? Join me in Portland!

Who You Spend Time With MATTERS (more than you think)

Ever consider how much the people you spend the most time with impact your life?  How much do you think their lives and choices and beliefs influence your own? Turns out, an ENORMOUS amount. The people you spend the most time with have a much more POTENT impact on your life and choices than you … More Who You Spend Time With MATTERS (more than you think)

How To Stop Worrying and Get a Little Peace o’ Mind

Are you a worrier? Have anxiety, or feel anxious in social settings? Fret about your health (or someone else’s)… or what other people think of you… or your future? Before my near-death experience, I was a big-time worrier – particularly when it came to the health of one specific, dear friend. I used to wake … More How To Stop Worrying and Get a Little Peace o’ Mind

Day 6 “Marvelous Mentors” Series: Ken Kimmel and How To Interpret Dreams

The Mind Loops Blog – Day 6 “Marvelous Mentors” Series: Ken Kimmel and How To Interpret Dreams – March 2018   Have you ever had a bizarre dream that you wished you could understand? Yes! I have too! In fact I have always been into my dreams; I started writing them down when I was 7 … More Day 6 “Marvelous Mentors” Series: Ken Kimmel and How To Interpret Dreams

Day 5 “Marvelous Mentors” Series: Stone Gossard, Pearl Jam Guitarist & Special Friend

The Mind Loops Blog – Day 5 “Marvelous Mentors” Series: Stone Gossard, Pearl Jam Guitarist & Special Friend Have you ever met a celeb who was rude or narcissistic? I have! But Stone Gossard is exactly the opposite. I’m grateful to know someone with his love of humanity, and his level of authenticity. Stone isn’t … More Day 5 “Marvelous Mentors” Series: Stone Gossard, Pearl Jam Guitarist & Special Friend

Day 4 “Marvelous Mentors” Series: My Film Teacher & Seeing the Extraordinary In the Ordinary

The Mind Loops Blog – Day 4 “Marvelous Mentors” Series: My Film Teacher & Seeing the Extraordinary In the Ordinary Wiry, intense, and a deeply creative thinker, my first film teacher Richard Gentner helped me see life “through a lens.” This creative way of viewing the world turns ‘regular’ life into an extraordinary, moving, living … More Day 4 “Marvelous Mentors” Series: My Film Teacher & Seeing the Extraordinary In the Ordinary

Day 3 “Marvelous Mentors” Series: My Improv Acting Teacher & Going For the Fear

The Mind Loops Blog – Day 3 “Marvelous Mentors” Series: My Improv Acting Teacher & Going For the Fear – March 2018 When I was 19 I enrolled in an improv acting course that scared the hell out of me. It was led by an incredible teacher named Roberta Maguire. Roberta is a Second City … More Day 3 “Marvelous Mentors” Series: My Improv Acting Teacher & Going For the Fear

Day 2 “Marvelous Mentors” Series: My Intense Harp Teacher & the Grander Vision of Self

The Mind Loops Blog – Day 2 “Marvelous Mentors” Series: My Intense Harp Teacher & the Grander Vision of Self – March 2018 When I was 9 years old, I decided I wanted to play harp. My teacher, Edith Lundgren was equal parts intimidating and incredibly loving – and also became one of my greatest mentors. … More Day 2 “Marvelous Mentors” Series: My Intense Harp Teacher & the Grander Vision of Self

Day 1 “Marvelous Mentors” Series: Werner Herzog & the Death of Imagination

The Mind Loops Blog – “Best advice Barbara learned from 7 of her mentors, from Werner Herzog To Mama” – March 2018 I’ve been thinking about all the amazing mentors I’ve had throughout my life. Some were on purpose like teachers, others were by accident, like spending 2 exhilarating evenings with filmmaker Werner Herzog. What … More Day 1 “Marvelous Mentors” Series: Werner Herzog & the Death of Imagination