I’m sitting here on a Sunday evening, chocolate chips in hand (they were on my laptop but then started to melt and are now consequently melting anyway – in my hand! Don’t judge…) and I’m remembering this book I read in 6th grade called “Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret” by Judy Blume.  TheContinue reading

mox·ie noun ˈmäk-sē  (slang) vigor; energy; pep. courage and determination; nerve. skill; know-how.   I received what I believe to be a great compliment several weeks ago from a mentor I look up to quite a bit.  This person said, “Mak, you’ve got moxie.”   Well, “thank you?”  I didn’t quite know what moxie meant, although it sounded cool and hipContinue reading

  An elderly Cherokee Native American was teaching his grandchildren about life… He said to them, “A fight is going on inside me, it is a terrible fight and it is between two wolves. One wolf is evil—he is fear, anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, competition, superiority,Continue reading

  Oh what a trip! The last time I was home I dug through boxes of photos; it was a roller coaster of emotions from giggles and embarrassment to sadness and sometimes regret.  Then feelings of triumph crept in, bringing with it happiness and resolved contentment… It’s funny – those moments when you examine yourContinue reading

My main goal in life is to grow. I think it’s safe to say I’ve reached my peak height at this point so I won’t be growing upwards, that’s for sure – unless yoga will continue to stretch and release my spine through the years and I gain a millimeter or two. But spiritual growth,Continue reading

Miz April Boyett, opera diva extraordinaire, a gal with world class and southern brass (and a knack for crafts), invited me over for some creative fun last weekend.  We ended up making vision boards! You know me, if there’s a way to get creatively inspired about life goals I’m game. 🙂 Here’s how to play:Continue reading

I used to be a hostess at an upscale cocktail lounge in NYC (before I graduated to the lucrative job of waitress or “server” if you’d prefer).  I can safely say I was a better hostess than waitress.  For one who doesn’t drink, I seemed more qualified to recommend a seat better than a fullContinue reading

Millions of Cats A great way to get a *spark* of creativity is to get in touch with your inner child.  Do you have a favorite book from your childhood?  If you do, dig it out or take a trip to the library, the book store or find it online and get it in yourContinue reading

Everything I do as a freelance graphic designer, actor, singer and even blogger is entirely self motivated.  Come to think of it, if you work for someone else you have to be self motivated too.  It’s your choice to get  up, get dressed and go to work.  While you’re there it’s up to you toContinue reading

My Grandma, Alberta always says, “the squeaky wheel gets oiled.” I’m guessing she had to learn that the hard way because she is not the type of woman to complain or ask for special favors.  She’s the ultimate do-it-yourself gal.  I suppose that comes hand in hand with a dash of German stubbornness and aContinue reading