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Alex Kip
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I'm a multifaceted artist living in New York City with a B.F.A. in musical theater from the University of Michigan, and a graduate in acting from the London Dramatic Academy. As an actor, I've appeared in feature films, indie films, TV, and a slew of regional credits as a leading man. As a motivational speaker, I've spoken at the UnitedHealthcare National Conference, Health Action Conference, Detroit Center, and the University of Michigan to name a few. As a writer, my first play MY OTHER VOICE, based on my experience as a cancer survivor, premiered at the Arthur Miller Theatre and was named “The Best of the Best” by the Detroit Free Press, covered by NPR, PBS, and other major news outlets. Most importantly, I'm deeply passionate about working with individuals to create a heaven on earth as a life coach. How can I help you?

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Valentines Day Every Day

(0) Comments | Posted February 18, 2015 | 7:44 AM

Happy Valentines Day! Yes, you read that right... Happy Valentines Day! No, don't worry you haven't woken up in some alternate universe...

I'm just here to make a plea for love, again. I didn't want to post this on Valentines Day because well, you know, that may have been...

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How to Turn Competition Into Collaboration

(0) Comments | Posted January 8, 2015 | 2:23 PM

College football season is almost over... hard to believe huh?! How'd your team do?

The Wolverines had a pretty terrible year... but now we've got coach Harbaugh so GO BLUE! All you Buckeye fans, I'm sorry, I had to say it...

For the...

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How to Live Your Light...

(0) Comments | Posted November 26, 2014 | 10:23 AM

Quick question... Are you living your light?

Not your life, but your light? I know we're all living our life, but I'm talking about that spark inside that ignites you with passion and purpose! That's your light.

Everyone is born with their own...

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'Growing Into Grace'

(1) Comments | Posted September 15, 2014 | 1:33 PM

"The pain is in the pain." -- Rumi

"Every feeling fully felt is bliss." -- Joseph Campbell.

I'd like to introduce Mastin Kipp, the "up-and-coming thought leader of the next generation of spiritual thinkers," according to Oprah! I've been following his blog thedailylove.com for the...

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Deepak Chopra's 'Future of God,' Part Three

(1) Comments | Posted September 3, 2014 | 12:19 PM

"Let your hopes, not your hurts, shape your future." -- Robert H. Schuller

Okay so now we've expanded our awareness and explored meditation, great! But why? What's the point of all this? The point is to create a life worth living. Once you've opened up the doorway to your soul,...

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Robin Williams: Genie in the Lamp

(0) Comments | Posted August 14, 2014 | 12:00 AM

"No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world." -- Robin Williams

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I can't believe we've lost our Genie... sucked back into his lamp... never to be awakened. Thank you Robin for showering the world with laughter! You inspired...

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Deepak Chopra's "Future Of God," Pt. 2

(1) Comments | Posted August 8, 2014 | 11:39 AM

"... The kingdom of God is in the midst of you." -Luke 17:21
*Disclaimer: This is part two of my four part series "Deepak Chopra's 'Future of God."' Click here for part one. And again, when you read the word "God" think whatever makes sense to you...
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Deepak Chopra's "Future of God"

(17) Comments | Posted August 5, 2014 | 1:14 PM

"Here he comes, here he comes..." the collective thought hovered in the air as hundreds of spiritual seekers filled the Marble Collegiate Church in NYC. We were all about to witness history, one of the greatest spiritual thinkers of our day was about to unpack The Future of God for...

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Freeing Your Inner Critic

(1) Comments | Posted July 31, 2014 | 11:57 AM

Here we go again! Oh great, part two... Did anyone even read part one?

Hey Spike! Nice to hear you again.

By now you may be slightly confused about what the hell is going on. If you are, please refer back to my last blog "The Roommate...

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The 'Roommate' in Your Head

(0) Comments | Posted July 23, 2014 | 12:15 PM

Here we go again, another blog! No one cares! Give it a rest, bro, you don't even like doing these. Who are you writing for? Stop writing!

The chatter stops, momentarily.

Ugh, see! You're got nothing. Just close the computer. Go to...

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'It All Fades Away...'

(0) Comments | Posted July 9, 2014 | 12:34 PM

Do you ever find yourself randomly singing a song? Well, as a singer I do it all the time. But there's always this weird thing that happens, when I stop to think about the lyrics of whatever song popped in my head, it's always a reflection of something going on in my life. I've recently been humming, "It all fades away," beautifully sung by Steven Pasquale in The Bridges of Madison County. When this show hit Broadway, it's as if every single moment was leading to this one statement; this glorious crescendo that left an entire theatre speechless including me. Why? Well, duh, I mean, no one sings like Steven (skip to 2:50 above and you'll see)... but, it's more than that. It's the truth behind this statement, "It all fades away..."

I was just with a good friend who's starring in Cinderella on Broadway and we randomly started talking about how there is no such thing as job security anymore. Actually, that's a lie; we first started ranting about how hard it is for actors to make it these days, even when "you've made it." Then we tried to justify this by saying, "Well, there is no such thing as job security anymore, so screw it!" Which is actually not so far off base. For my generation, we're not going to enter the workforce expecting to retire at age 65 after working for the same company for over 25 years. My Mom did that, or does that, and she's not going anywhere anytime soon. She's put in her time and will reap the benefits (literally). And if that's what you're expecting nowadays... then, well, good luck. Granted, there are varying levels of job security these days but even the recent law graduates have seen a 10% drop in employment rates, making it hard for them to find jobs. I mean look at the cast of Bridges... now what? One day the marquee lit up the streets of New York City, the next day the lights went dark Hopefully, this cast can move on to the next show because they're all incredibly talented!

So where does that leave us? Everything that we've accumulated in the external world eventually fades away... great! Well, the whole point of this song is the last part of that phrase... "It all fades away BUT YOU." Maybe I was a little misleading in not adding the "but you." Here's the bridge to the Bridges song...

There is one thing that's eternal,That cannot be torn apart,There is one thing that remains forever true.Past the thinking, past the breathing,Past the beating of my heart,It will all fade away but you.It all fades away, it all fades away,It all fades away but you.

The one thing that doesn't fade away is love... and dare I say love for yourself?

What if that 'you' in the lyrics literally meant you? Your inner self? Now in context of the show, of course he's singing about the love of his life... but even she faded away because he couldn't hold on to her. Eventually, she was only a memory and the only thing he's left with by the end is himself.

Do you love yourself? Seriously, do you? Kind of a heavy question and you may even feel completely narcissistic in asking it... but if you don't, what will you be left with?

The only control we have over this external world is our inner love. A deep inner love that isn't dependent on the world's circus act. We're constantly trying to walk across this tightrope of life towards some goal on the other side. What happens when someone unexpectedly cuts your tight rope? Or maybe you've reached your goal! Great, then what? I hate to say it, but eventually it... well you know... fades away. Who are you then? The same person you were before all of that...

And if we don't know who that is, then we're in trouble. A lot of us are constantly distracting ourselves away from that inner self. Trust me, I'm guilty of this beyond a shadow of a doubt. I live in New York for God's sakes... the city that's on a hundred mile treadmill... you just keep running, everyday trying to increase the speed, trying to make it to another mile. It's quite heroic actually... the American way. And I love that workout, feeling the sweat of hard work and resilience run down my body. But every once in awhile I'll look around and see the pain of working out on everyone's face... you know what I'm talking about, sort of like we're all holding in a fart that really hurts. And you begin to think, "Man, all this work looks painful." Why are we doing this again? I'm slowly learning to turn off the machine every once in a while before it runs me to the ground. Sometimes I feel guilty taking time to shut it off, sitting back in the souls lounge chair as everyone else keeps increasing the speed... but in the end, all that sweat fades away.

Let's take some time to exercise our well-being. Learning to love ourselves should be one of the highest priorities of all because it's the only way to truly love others. Then maybe we'll find one thing in this world that doesn't fade...

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Kindness Cards Challenge

(0) Comments | Posted April 30, 2014 | 4:44 PM

I have a challenge for you, a dare. No, it's not hard. No, it doesn't cost money. And no, you don't have to know me to do it. It will take you five minutes at most. A random act of kindness for a stranger. I dare you to write a...

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Chasing the Future

(0) Comments | Posted March 6, 2013 | 11:57 AM

Ambition... what a commendable trait! To see someone racing towards their dreams with every fiber of their being -- full throttle ahead! You're driving a hundred miles down the freeway, speeding by everyone in your way. The faster you drive, the faster you'll reach your destination! Suddenly your car comes...

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Our Super Powers

(0) Comments | Posted February 14, 2013 | 5:12 PM

"We the People still believe that our obligations as Americans are not just to ourselves, but to all posterity!" After hearing President Obama's voice ignite the inauguration ceremony last month, his wisdom shot through me like a flush of saline. Images of Obama transported me to one of...

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