She said a lot of men who have seen the hour-long production also recognize themselves in the stories, which involve both tears and laughter as she candidly shares her life's challenges during the spiritual travelogue.
"I'm not afraid to share my deepest and darkest with the audience," she said. "We laugh a lot and we cry a lot. [It's] about self-love and self-acceptance. I do a workshop [involving] women and mirrors. Can we see the soul that is looking back at us? Especially as we age – [the] lines and wrinkles and physical attributes."
The Canadian-born Puskar said she had the good fortune to receive acting training while at university in Canada, then graduate studies at Yale, the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, and Oxford, where she studied with Jeremy Irons and Vanessa Redgrave, whom she calls incredible teachers.
Her time in India was indeed a life-changing opportunity for Puskar who calls it a powerful experience as she journeyed through the culture.
In praising her writing and acting, a New York Times reviewer of "Causeless Joy" noted how much Puskar respects other cultures in her performance.
"Part of the journey … seeing the poverty after a month of being contemplative and inside myself, I saw really differently," Puskar said, citing Mother Teresa's comment about the people of India having very little money but deep spiritual connections.
"I came to that realization of my own accord," she said. "I saw the same poverty and same squalor, but I saw it through different eyes. Doing morning walks, [I saw] a little girl on a rooftop who said, 'namaste.' She was full of light and love. That was pivotal for me."
Puskar looks forward to performing "Causeless Joy" weekends between now and Feb. 1 in Warrenville. In February, she has been invited to be part of a select group of performers at the SaraSolo Winter Fest in Sarasota, Florida.
Two of her latest books will be released in 2020. They are "8 Ways to De-clutter Your Brain," on how the mind plays games with people, coming out in March. It's ready for pre-sale at barnesandnoble.com and amazon.com. "The Good Morning Mind: Nine Essential Habits for the Workplace" covers mindfulness in business, and comes out in June. She's currently working on the audio version.