Spring break in Florida means cool air, warm sun, good hair and a flood of family and friends visiting from the tundra. A month ago Rollins College theater alums descended for a reunion. My high school teacher, a Rollins grad from the '70s, and I stood on the stage at the Annie Russell Theater with my former classmates from the late '80s, alongside colleagues from my Disney career who graduated in the early '80s. An interesting discovery was that many had gone from lives in the performing arts to careers in counseling, mental health and life coaching.  It makes sense -- our art is discovering character and motivation.  It reminded me of meeting  Elma Linz Kanefield who pioneered the counseling program at The Juilliard School.  Her focus is on counseling and coaching the performing artist.  Here's an excerpt of our conversation. 

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