What does heaven look like?It’s a question many of us ask, especially after losing someone you love. I lost my grandmother this week. I called her Nonnie. It was the name she wanted to be called by her grandchildren. There were 14 of us. And in her 87 years on Earth, she ended up with […]
Welcome to the Live Your Playlist Blog! I hope you’ll love my book, Live Your Playlist: How to Get Your S#&! Together One Song at a Time. As I was writing Live Your Playlist, I realized how much joy I find in writing and telling stories. So, I decided that a regular blog would be a great way for me to interact with you. The stories that I write about on my blog are written in the same spirit as my book... to make you laugh, challenge your way of thinking, and empower you! At the end of each blog, I post a playlist on Spotify. Share your thoughts and comments on my blog page; and feel free to post your playlist suggestions!
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“Tell me a story,” he said. He was looking up at me with his beautiful face, dark brown eyes, and long lashes. “What kind of story?” I asked him. “A scary monster story.” Except when he spoke, his 3-year-old diction sounded more like “A scawwy monstuh stowee.” “Are you sure you want me to tell […]
Sometimes, you just have to hold your breath…Jump…Kick really hard…And come to the surface a new person.I watched a video of my little nephew today. He was taking his first leap off of a diving board by himself. Think back to when you were a kid and how scary that moment was – alone on […]
Today is a day I’ve been dreading for weeks; maybe months. I knew it would come. It was unavoidable. Some might categorize my feelings as a midlife crisis. But it’s not an actual crisis; it’s just a factual part of my life that I’ve been wishing away. Although when I consider the alternative, which is […]
Hello!This isn’t my usual blog that I mail out every week. But I want to share something exciting with you! It’s a project I’ve been working on with Purple Films Production over the past few months. By now, you know about my writing style and first book, Live Your Playlist. But my background is in […]
I spent a good chunk of my broadcasting career as a film critic. It was a title that I was proud to wear because it gave me a sense of importance and authority whenever someone wanted my opinion about a movie. Over time, I realized that with or without the “critic” title, I was just […]
People talk a lot. They tell great stories. They make interesting conversation. They offer wisdom. They gossip. They tell you what you want to hear (and sometimes they don’t). They blow smoke up your ass (which you can smile and accept, but should be cautious of). They lie. They tell the truth. They make promises. […]
It was one of those days. The kind of day that you start out thinking will be uneventful, but then life plays its own hand. And you quickly realize that you have little control over the outcome of the events of the day that was dealt.I definitely had no control over the day, for the […]
Everybody has something to say if you give them the opportunity to speak up. And even when you don’t, opinions from the mouths of others often find a way of presenting themselves.Should the opinions of other people matter?When we’re trying to make an important decision in our lives, we often ask for the input of […]