Every day when you choose to use (the internet), you are bombarded by the latest and greatest in Health & Fitness. Whether it’s an article about Oprah and the 12 million dollar weight-loss tweet, or how to burn fat by eating only sponges for a week, you will see it on your feed. How appropriate that we call it a “Feed”. Sooner or later we all cave in and go for the gusto with a new diet, workout plan or both.
In the spring of 2014 I decided to participate in a program here in Vegas by a local fitness club. It was a popular boot camp program that promised to help you get in shape and the goal was to lose 20 LBs in 6 weeks. Continue reading “How To Lose $200 & Learn To Trust Yourself – Part I”
In the past year I’ve had some absolutely amazing experiences that have helped me find my way back to the path of shameless creativity. I say shameless because for a time (4 years), I felt as though what I was doing, what I wanted to do, was something to hide. I stopped saying I was an actor. Or a singer. Or anything creative that would make me look like a flight risk to what I refer to at times as “the outside world”. I moved from a city that embraced my diversity and all my quirks as an artist, to a place where I felt I didn’t fit the mold. I made that move because I was scared. Scared that as a newly engaged woman, people now had expectations of me and those expectations could only be fulfilled if I settled down. I felt pressure from myself and others. I wanted people to like me. I wanted them to know that I wasn’t a gamble. I left what I knew, what had made me successful up to that point, and what was familiar for the imagined promise of “stability”. Continue reading “How I Learned to Thrive & Other Tales of “Whoa!””