Be Here Now

My first acting teacher taught me the incredible importance of proper preparation before stepping into the life of a character and proper preparation started with being PRESENT.  One exercise we did before the start of each class was called “Personal Inventory” which … Read More

Why hanging around women can be a waste of time

This past year, I was invited to a conference hosted by Empowering a Billion Women by 2020 (EBW), an organization that’s seeking to grow and support female entrepreneurs. The conference includes women business owners who run multi-million dollar companies, women who’ve just … Read More

The Gift That Keeps on Giving

I’ve always loved homemade gifts. I think when you make something with your own hands, carefully creating something for another person, you’re giving them one of the richest gifts of all: your time. Last Christmas, I decided to give my family and … Read More

How to Talk About Yourself

As an actress, my career by nature put my talents on display. But like many women, I am not always comfortable stepping forward and taking ownership for my own contributions, making the work I’ve done known to others.  Do you ever struggle … Read More

What World Do You Live In?

In the fall of 2016,  I dealt with United States Customs Border Patrol, the USDA, Port of New York Port Director, the Washington DC Program Director for Customs Agriculture and don’t worry, I didn’t do anything illegal. Why did I deal with all … Read More

How to Avoid a Boring Life

I remember when my kiddos were little and days and days would go by feeling like I was in the movie, Groundhog’s Day, wearing the same clothes, doing the same thing.  (WAIT!  I was wearing the same clothes– sweat pants, baggy tshirts … Read More

Guess what I saw in the bathroom

I had a layover in Atlanta on my way to Miami, where I was going to speak with the #BadAss women of Bacardi’s Women in Leadership. I chose to take the 6 AM flight, which meant I rolled out of bed and … Read More