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“Actors do life best,” a guest once told me, “because they understand it’s all make-believe.” I couldn’t stop thinking about that. So I asked acting and life coach Jane Brody to join me on the show to talk about it. When we finished recording we realized we had another several hundred hours of conversation in us. That’s how Doing What Works with Anderson and Brody was born. We hope the program will inspire you to think more deeply about your life.

Jane Drake Brody, who won a prestigious Casting Society of America award for her work on the Coen Brothers’ film Fargo, also cast films like Groundhog Day, To Sir with Love II, and many of Oprah Winfrey’s projects such as The Women of Brewster Place. She recently retired as Associate Professor of Acting at the highly rated Theatre School, DePaul University. Her two books -- Acting, Archetype, and Neuroscience and The Actor’s Business Plan -- are considered essential reading for actors and directors everywhere. Jane maintains a busy coaching schedule where she’s transformed the lives of thousands of not only actors but “real people.”

I’m Maureen Anderson, and I’m excited about the next chapter of Doing What Works. Subscribe to the podcast, or check us out on a radio station near you.

And let us know what you think of the program. We’d love to hear from you! Thanks.

  • On the Radio

    Exchanging presents is not the law. Ever thought about that? Jane and I bet the grownups in your life would be happy to dispense with the supposedly obligatory gift-giving occasions. The greatest gift is attention. This moment. That's why they call it...a present!

    Listen Sunday at 11p Eastern.


    In the Blog

    Are you getting enough time together?

    Do you build in time for reflection?

    What will you regret?

    Do you allow yourself time to grieve?

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    Being online is like being in an office, but you don’t have to pretend to be interested in everyone. You just click on something else.

    Today's work today.

    When our daughter was little she used to say, “Would you like to talk about me? I’ll talk about me with you!”

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