These words are all-too-common among our fellow actors:

“…I finally booked my first pilot and now it’s not happening…”

“…my mom’s immune system is compromised, and I just found out she is showing symptoms…”

“…I was so excited for this year because I’ve been working so hard, and now it feels like it’s all gone down the drain…”

Collectively, we are experiencing so much loss right now. Projects, goals, jobs, sickness, actual death — it’s a strange time to be alive. Wouldn’t it help to have some guidance and best practices to manage the complicated feelings of living through a global pandemic? In a special edition of the ARG Leadership Series, award-winning screenwriter Jamie Jensen joined me for a private discussion about the process of coping with grief & loss from an empowered place. Jamie created the Grief Warriors Facebook Group to support her community through this crisis. We talked about what to expect, plus tools and techniques you can start using immediately (yes, even while under quarantine) to bring some ease and calm.

Ajarae Coleman and Jamie Jensen (image)

Please get to a quiet place where you can be with yourself and your feelings before you watch. During the talk we will take a moment to start processing what we are feeling, and it can be incredibly freeing!

Thank you for watching. Please share this with your friends if you think it will be helpful to them. You can click here to read the Harvard Business Review article I mentioned in the video. It’s called That Discomfort You’re Feeling Is Grief by Scott Berinato.

I am putting together a series of events over the coming weeks to help you navigate the challenges of this time, so please stay connected in our Facebook group – Actors Who Get It. Click here to request to join.

Be well,

Ajarae Coleman | Acting Resource Guru

Ajarae Coleman | Founder, Acting Resource Guru

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Ajarae is an actress and entrepreneur living in Los Angeles. She founded Workshop Guru in 2012, which expanded into Acting Resource Guru in 2017, to help actors save time and money on classes and workshops, and give them a powerful voice by publishing anonymous actor reviews of acting schools, casting directors, talent agencies and management companies. You can see Ajarae on shows like ABC’s SCANDAL, REVENGE, PRIVATE PRACTICE, and THE CATCH, CBS’s THE McCARTHYS, 2 BROKE GIRLS, and NCIS: NEW ORLEANS, NBC’s DAYS OF OUR LIVES, TNT’s PERCEPTION, I'M SORRY on TruTV, and more. She raised over $17,000 and co-created an action comedy television show called SMACK Unit, currently has national commercials running, and has cultivated rewarding relationships with her agents and manager.

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