Posts Tagged ‘ lynne jordan and the shivers ’

Give In to Hope and Love.

23rd May 2017 | 0 Comments

I am so inspired and moved by people who get past the horrible headlines and just continue their work of helping others. It’s an honorable calling. The mess that we witness every day makes some of us piss and moan but it also motivates us all to care. It is easy to criticize and berate [...]


Photo Session (the first in ten years)

7th February 2017 | 0 Comments

Had a photo shoot today with the AMAZING John Gress. I was so nervous. What to bring? What to wear? Will I have enough energy to come across on film? Will I look like crap? But John is such a dear and so patient and enthusiastic- all was well. And I had a blast. Thanks [...]


Tonight’s the Night!

7th November 2016 | 0 Comments

It’s Monday and in ten hours I will be hitting the stage with the return of my Nina Simone show at City Winery Chicago. I have NO idea how many tickets have sold. I checked a week and a half ago and the low sales frightened me. The venue seemed secure that the show will [...]


No More Fussing About this Election. Only Love today.

6th November 2016 | 0 Comments

I am not spending another minute fussing about this election. Today, I am going to spread love and laughter and continue building excitement for my show tomorrow night at City Winery Chicago. (shameless plug: I sing Nina Simone at City Winery, showtime is 8pm I will include a link for tickets) It’s what I do. [...]


Building Strength. Ode to my fitness trainer.

28th October 2016 | 2 Comments

I’ve been thinking about this whole process: working out, gaining strength. The more I do, the more I can do. It’s an amazing thing to experience. As you know this isn’t my first fitness experience but working with trainer Jeremy is at a whole different level. I would NEVER push myself to the extremes that [...]


I opened two gifts when I woke up this morning.

27th October 2016 | 0 Comments

I saw a meme the other day that read: “I opened two gifts when I woke up this morning – My Eyes!” That’s how I am facing this day. Just happy to see another morning. Just grateful for another chance to be the best that I can be. And I am happy to ignore any [...]


Don’t be So hard…On Yourself.

26th October 2016 | 0 Comments

“Don’t be so hard on yourself!” Recently, I gave someone that advice. Then I realized: I’m the hardest on my own damn self! Have I forgiven myself for past mistakes? Hell no! I’m still shuddering over poor choices I made 30 years ago! I think when you stop and think about your patterns of behavior [...]


Bringing My Nina Simone Show back to Chicago. Monday, November 7th

11th October 2016 | 0 Comments

I first performed my Nina Simone tribute in January 2013 at City Winery Chicago. We sold out. It was my first performance there and my first ticketed sold out show. and now after sold out shows in NYC and Atlanta, I am bringing it back home. The show has evolved. I have evolved as a [...]


Step Out of the Comfort Zone!

11th October 2016 | 0 Comments

Stepping out of the comfort zone. It’s scary. But often, it is the only way to move forward. Sometimes it involves taking a risk: leaving a job that doesn’t fulfill you but pays the bills; taking on a new venture of any kind; leaving a partner; taking a chance on love when you’ve been single [...]


Sometimes When I Dream, I Dream Like My Mother.

14th April 2016 | 0 Comments

It’s Five A.M. and I’m feeling very connected to my mom & grandfather right now because of a vivid dream that woke me this morning. I feel connected to my mom and Papa because they too had very vivid dreams that they always remembered and sometimes they were prophetic. My mom always acknowledged that I [...]