Wednesday, May 25, 2011

What I Learned From Oprah

And what I continue to learn from Oprah...

I love Oprah!  I am certain that so many people in this world can say this, but I have to say that the last month leading up to her final episode has made me really get it.  I love Oprah.  She is a healer, a listener, a woman, an inspirer, a giver and above all else a teacher.  Oprah has given back in so many ways, but the most amazing thing that she gave to me was understanding.  There is little in this world to make you have faith in people or humanity, but seeing how Oprah has helped so many and given so much, makes me know that there is still good in this world.  And there will continue to be good...

These are words from Oprah that resonate with me and will for as long as I live:

You are not alone.  You have the power to change your own life.

Be more of yourself. 

Everyday that I stood here, I knew that this was exactly where I was supposed to be.  Doing exactly what I was supposed to be doing.  (This one was HUGE for me.  I don't know that I know that I am where I am supposed to be, but I am determined to figure it out)

Each one of you has your own platform.  Mine is a stage and a studio and yours is where you are.  And that is where your power lies.  Everybody has a calling.  The power is the same.  You carry whatever it is that you are supposed to be doing, you carry that forward.  And don't waste anymore time.  Start embracing the life that is calling you and use your life to serve the world.

I see you, I hear you, and what you say matters to me.

Be still and know it.  God is Love.  God is Life.  And your life is always speaking to you.  First in whispers.  And if you don't pay attention to the whispers, it will get louder... What is whispering to you, is your life.  Your life is speaking to you, but will you hear it.

We often block our blessings because we do not feel that we are good enough.

What you have to say, matters to me.

Connect, embrace, liberate.  Love just one person, and spread that to two... See the difference that makes.

This show has taught that I am worthy because I am here. 


And until we meet again...

Anger - An Emotion I Am Familiar With

Anger is an emotion related to one's psychological interpretation of having been offended, wronged or denied and a tendency to undo that by retaliation.

Anger has been described as a pressure cooker; we can only apply pressure against our anger for a certain amount of time until it explodes. Anger may have physical correlates such as increased heart rate, blood pressure, and levels of adrenaline and noradrenaline.  Anger can have many physical and mental consequences.
The external expression of anger can be found in facial expressions, body language, physiological responses, and at times in public acts of aggression. The behaviors associated with anger are designed to warn aggressors to stop their threatening behavior. Rarely does a physical altercation occur without the prior expression of anger by at least one of the participants.
Modern psychologists view anger as a primary, natural, and mature emotion experienced by virtually all humans at times, and as something that has functional value for survival.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Greatest Women I Know

I know that I have mentioned this before, but I love my mom and sister.  They are such wonderful and amazing women and I cannot imagine my life without either one of them.  Got home from London yesterday, super jet lagged, but still wanted to make sure that I was able to see them as soon as possible.  So we went to dinner at Mimi's (YUMMMM...) and then I made them sit through a thousand pictures from London.  I am sure that they could have done without seeing as many as they did, but they were good sports.  And we chatted and hung out, and then I had to leave.  Not easy to do at times...

All I know is that some people are REALLY missing out on the good times that we tend to have...

Sunday, May 22, 2011

London Calling

Just got home from an amazing vacation in London... Did not have access to the blog, so I will be posting a delayed summary of all the fun we had.  Well once I get over this jet lag that is.

So glad to be home, missed my bed.  And my Moe!

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Julia and Tom

In case you missed it, Julia Roberts and Tom Hanks were on the Oprah Show.  And in the spirit of ending the show on a high note, it was AMAZING!  The true honesty and friendship that the two, let alone three of them share, was so inspiring and wonderful to see.  They seem like the most beautiful people who truly appreciate the life that they have and the people that are in it.  They speak so lovingly about one another, and about the loved ones in their lives. 

It was inspiring for me to see, and I highly recommend that everyone should at least check out the highlights on Very much worth the time.

I am very much going to miss Oprah showing up in my home every day, even if only for an hour.