Tonight’s the night ya’ll… I’m hosting a wonderful birthday party for my lovely husband. And this means (you know it), Carrot Cake! If I can walk way from this temptation, I can do the rest of this month in a most beast like fashion. Did I mention there would also be pizza? Many times we… Read More »
Anything is possible once you make up your mind! At one point in my life, I went without sugar for five days and bribed myself to do it. In 2004, I took on the no sugar plan with a promise to myself. If I could last until Friday, I would buy Prince’s latest album. It… Read More »
Ever have that feeling that the stars have aligned and the universe has your back? This is how I’m feeling day five of my sugar free quest. No unrelenting temptations or fooling myself by vowing to start again later. And here’s the best part… I’ve met a wonderful colleague, a brilliant visionary, who joined me… Read More »
Great news all! I started what was a stressful day that could have led me straight to the cookies. Instead, I opted for a brief conversation and some deep breathing. The result- I won the sugar battle day one and two and three. Before you get too excited keep this in mind. Food manufacturers put… Read More »
I just spent two hours wrestling with a computer issue, a barking dog and of course a reminder from la familia that my dreams don’t matter. These are all things that ordinarily would have caused me to reach for the cookies or yell “cake break”. It’s day one and already I ‘m obsessing over something… Read More »
Can I be blunt with you for a moment? Truly honest about something that tortures all of us. Money shame is something that haunts us. Let me share a recent experience which brought me face to face with the money shame monster. A new colleague told me she’d read some of my writings on shame… Read More »
When I have felt bad about myself or some life changing decision that I screwed up (when you are 20-25 every decision carries a healthy dose of doom and gloom), it is rarely about what us presently going on. Instead, I am worked up because of a past decision. What I am suggesting is an… Read More »
Elisa Irish is a wonderful colleague who constantly grows and supports youth. We recently organized job fairs for seventy -five incarcerated youth. Our mutual love of community building ensures that youth and employers consistently interact and develop powerful relationships. Listen in as we discuss job hunting in the 21st century and what skills to develop… Read More »
Finish Your Damn Script is not just a wonderful screenwriting course, it’s a movement. Check out my recent conversation with the founder Brooks Elms and listen to this filmmaker, producer and creative as we discuss getting “unstuck” and why teaching your kids to play poker is not always a good idea.
These young folks are out here doing big thangs. Meet Moon – singer, songwriter, filmmaker. She’s a young Compton resident teaching her community of storytelling and representation. Listen as we discuss homeschooling, her creative process and the joy of finding your calling at sixteen.