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January 25, 2020

Even tho it’s still the middle of January, spring has sprung here in SoCal, my friend! My strawberries and blueberries are beginning to bud and my lemons are almost ready to be picked (see the pic below). Can you tell I’m excited? I’m soooo excited!!!!

I’ve been loving on them for months when it seemed as if nothing was happening. It's so rewarding to witness the fruits of my labor. For months I told them how much I love them. How proud of them I am. How beautiful they are. LOL! It’s true. I continue...

January 11, 2020

I gotta be honest.  When 2020 came, I felt “meh”. 

I wasn’t all that thrilled to ring in a new year let alone a new freakin' decade. I felt kinda sad and ashamed because I had so many unfulfilled dreams….So many broken promises of a better tomorrow. I kept asking myself ....."Did I just waste an entire f$cking decade?!"

Talk about self-sabotaging thoughts, right?! 

I made myself take a step back to try to gain a different, more empowering perspective. The first realization was, I have been raising...

October 21, 2019

It’s Monday!  How ya feelin?  Are you feeling like “Woohoo!  It’s Monday”? Or are you feeling like “Ugh, it’s Monday”?  Today I woke up feeling like “UGH! It’s Monday!” I’m.So.Tired.....   I’m in the middle of tech rehearsals for the show I’m choreographing.  But I’m still running my coaching business, participating in two different training courses and I’m raising two kids……among other things.

Basically,  I’ve been burning the candle at both ends and it’s finally catching up...

September 1, 2019

It’s back to school.  Fall is quickly approaching.  You can feel the shift of energy all around even though it’s still HOT AS HELL here in SoCal.  

Did you know that September is Self Care Month?!  IKR?!......My first thoughts when I heard that September is self-care month, were 1. Final-fuckin-ly.  Self-care is important dammit.  And then, 2.  It’s kinda sad that we need a dedicated month to remind us to make well being a priority. 

So what exactly is self-care?  It’s sor...

August 24, 2019

Okay, have you ever had the feeling of being totally down in the dumps? That’s how I felt a couple of months ago when my marketing director quit on me. YEP, that’s right. She up and quit on me, and for days I felt like shit about it. I’m fine now but I was so hurt and felt so defeated. She sent me a TEXT MESSAGE that read, “I’m no longer interested — there’s no gelling. I’ll send over all logins and files and instructions tomorrow!” And poof like that it was over.

I’m over it now a...

August 12, 2019

I recently went to a birthday party at a Gothic/BDSM club in Hollywood called Bar Sinister.  I had never been to a club like that before. It was an experience that I learned a lot from!!

Bar Sinister has been around since the ‘80s, serving as a home base to the Southland's Gothic population. To be honest, I didn’t know to expect. Was I going to fit in? Have a good time? Open Pandora’s Box and fall down the rabbit hole? I had heard there was going to be a live BDSM (Bondage-Discipline-Sadism-Masochism)...

August 4, 2019

The theatre community is mourning the death of a true MASTER!  Hal Prince died last week, at the age of 91.  His contribution to the theatre is nothing short of legendary.  He was a highly accomplished artist in so many ways. 

Just in case you’re not familiar with him, here is a rundown of some of his accolades:

The Phantom of the Opera

West Side Story

Fiddler on the Rood

Company

Sweeney Todd

Evita

Cabaret

And more…

Now that’s what you call a LEGACY!! Professionally, he will always be known as a...

July 28, 2019

It’s National Dance Day!  In honor of this special day, I penned an open love letter to my beloved DANCE for ALWAYS having a special place in my heart.

To My Beloved Dance, 

We began our journey when I was only 7 and we have never been apart since.  And boy oh boy, what a journey we’ve been on ever since.  Here are some of my favorite highlights that we’ve shared.

New York State Fair Winner, Dancing Papa Smurf, Howard University Dance Ensemble, Alvin Ailey American Dance Center, Talent Prelim Winne...

July 14, 2019

Today was Embrace Your Geekness Day! In honor of this special day, I thought I’d wave my freak flag high up in the air and tell you about what I geek out on!

1. I love to garden. I don’t consider myself an expert gardener, but I enjoy growing my own herbs, fruits, and vegetables. It just makes everyday dishes taste SO MUCH better.

2. I geek out on traveling!!!! I especially love #roadtrippin! Seriously, I love nothing more than to hop in the car and head to any one of our national parks. They...

June 29, 2019

The other day, I was talking to my Assistant (who is also an actress and recent BFA graduate), and she suggested that I write a blog post on “Tips for an Amazing Headshot” in honor of National Camera Day, which is today. (Say Cheese 📸)

My immediate thought was, “Who needs another blog post about how to get amazing headshots?” I mean… anyone can just go on Backstage, there’s a crap ton of articles.  And besides, I’m a mindset & business coach here to show artists how to take their careers and life off...

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