It was Valentine’s Day and there he was sitting at a table in China Grill, casually having dinner with a friend. Of course, once I realized it was him I started hyperventilating a bit but I was certainly able to compose myself enough to go over and speak to him. He was incredibly open and generous and after I blabbered on and on about how his work has affected my life, he let me (and my friend Abiola) take a photo with him.…
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On Growing Up – Gems from Mrs. Obama

As you know I’ve become obsessed with all things Presidential since Mr. Obama’s election and inauguration and to that end I’ve become an avid reader of the White House Blog. Today there is a post about the First Lady’s visit to Howard University where she addresses the age-old question, “What are you going to do when you grow up?” This is a question I ask myself all the time.

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MBBL Episode 2: The One with the Sparkly Dress

It’s been a long time coming but I’ve finally completed Episode 2 of MBBL and I’m super excited to share it with you! This is a behind-the-scenes look at a film I shot last year called The Yakuza and The Mermaid. It’s really special to me because it marks my singing debut (on film that is). Egads! As you know, singing is my first-est love so combining my love of singing and my passion for moviemaking is just about the cat’s pajamas.

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A Quick Update

Earlier this week I wrote about my adventures this past January and I mentioned living vicariously through my friend Ingrid who’s vacationing in Brazil…until March. To be fair, she’s not really on vacation, per se. She and her hubby are simply traveling for the year. Ahem. Well, no sooner than I’d posted that missive, Miss Ingrid sent me some snapshots from the current leg of her trip.…
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What If: A Meditation

A couple of days ago, my friend Mary sent this brief mediation to me and I found it so timely that I sent it to my nearest and dearest. Now, I’d like to share it with you.

Letting Go of Worry

What if we knew for certain that everything we’re worried about today will work out fine?

What if…we had a guarantee that the problem bothering us would be worked out in the most perfect way, and at the best possible time?

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Create Some Cozy: The Hygge Way

Create Some Cozy: The Hygge Way

Hygge (hoo-gah) is an old Danish concept that helps Danes get through their long, dark winters. Anyone besides me feeling the effects of winter: actual, political or otherwise? Yeah, I thought so. Fret not my lovelies, Hygge and I are here to help you make it through. Roughly translated as coziness, hygge means creating a warm atmosphere and enjoying the good things in life with good people.… Read More

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