Archive for January 25th, 2013

Quit Over Reacting!


As a middle child in a family of four kids, I figured out pretty quickly that the best way to get what I wanted was to get along.  I left the melodrama, arguments, and fights to my sister and brothers.  In a funny twist, I ended up acting in theater programs from elementary school into college.  My favorite character was playing the lead in the Greek tragedy Electra.  As in all Greek tragedies, Electra was a tormented soul bent on avenging her father’s murder.  It was a monument to overacting and I loved every minute of it!  While overacting may be the norm for ancient playwrights, your body may be over-​​reacting and causing you more grief than any greek tragedy may dish out.