Posts Tagged ‘ personal growth ’

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 [...]


Souls.

4th February 2017 | 2 Comments

I have decided to live in kindness and love today. I have witnessed words of anger, fear, intolerance and ignorance. I have been forced to reevaluate friendships based on my friends adherence to views that are diametrically opposed to my own. I try to see it from their side but I can’t help feeling shock [...]


This New Administration is Wearing Me Out! (and it’s only been a week!)

27th January 2017 | 2 Comments

The never-ending crazy coming from Washington is driving me nuts! The collective emotions brought on by the actions of this administration is stressful: Fear, disgust, horror, anger, outrage, shock – it goes on and on. I hope that we all remain diligent and never succumb to acceptance and resignation. Fasten your seatbelts, it’s gonna be [...]


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 [...]


Say something!

25th September 2016 | 0 Comments

Sharing time with friends and loved ones is the simplest gift to give to yourself and others. These relationships sometimes go in cycles. Sometimes family and friends become estranged. If you have anger towards someone but you know that deep down it stems from them being a less than perfect person to you (i.e. a [...]


Getting out of the funk.

9th September 2016 | 0 Comments

Sometimes our particular circumstances make us retreat and hide. Life’s bullshit can make you grumpy and depressed. I have learned that it’s the simple things that can lead you out of this darkness. If you are feeling down and out, just reach out, get amongst other people and reclaim your joy. Do what you have [...]