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Carleen Kyle, an award winning filmmaker and screenwriter, most recently produced and directed the documentary Heavy Heart Laughs about her experience recovering from grief and trauma by performing stand-up comedy. Her blog, permissionproject.com, is a weekly series of silly ramblings about giving permission to do and say what she wants rather than being paralyzed by a list of “shoulds” she’ll likely never do.