This site is about what I love, what I struggle with, and the empathy and joy that comes from sharing who we are with others.

About Deena Nyer Mendlowitz:

Deena has a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications from Bradley University and a Masters in severe depression. She is a freelance writer, has done a shit ton of stuff in the non-profit world, and has also worked as an on-staff humor writer for American Greetings. Deena is an improviser who trained at The Second City Cleveland and at both The Second City and Annoyance Theater in Chicago. Deena has performed with a number of comedy groups on stage and also for corporate brainstorms, non-profit events, and festivals (in other words, shes for hire.) Deena is the creator of This Improvised Life, a part improvised, part written story-telling hour. She is also the co-creator of a kind, funny, awesome, nine year old boy who has a huge Star Wars collection, over 33 hats, and constantly crushes her in foosball. He would also like you to know they have named all the foosball players.