Standing on the Edge of the world

Have you ever had an experience that just completely changed how you look at life? An experience so surreal that you have to look at pictures to convince your mind that it really happened?

In August of this year I had such an experience.

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Why teaching makes me feel like a rebel (with a cause)

If you've been following me even for a short while you know that I've recently stepped...rather stumbled into the world of teaching filmmaking to kids. You would also know that I NEVER thought that I would be a teacher of anything nor did I want to be a teacher of anything. When I was growing up there was this lame saying going around that went something like this...

"Those who can't do - teach."

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Make Media that Matters

As an actress and filmmaker who is also very interested in social justice, I've been asking myself this question for a long time: How does one make media that matters?

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The Story of Learning to Let Go and Let God

It's already September of 2017 and I've been thinking a lot about my goals for next year. I know it probably seems crazy to some people that I'm thinking about next year during the last quarter of this year but I've noticed that if I don't get my mind ready for change a few months ahead of time January usually slides in and I'm not prepared. 

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Why am I so excited?

Why am I so excited?

Lemme splain'... About a year ago I found out some news that changed my life. Part of me was relieved and the other part of me was completely floored.

As I lay in my hospital bed the doctors walked in with furrowed brows, concern dripping from their gazes. I knew they had come to a conclusion as to what caused me to fall over from a dizzy spell and lose function of everything below my neck a week earlier. It was a few days into my hospital stay and I had just returned from another round of MRI's and was being pumped full of steroids and was eager to find out what information they were readying themselves to tell me.

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Why we go through hard stuff

If you are going through hard things and you're not sure why it's happening please trust that there is a reason for it and sometimes that reason takes a while to reveal it self. In this video I shared that hard thing that my family went through three years ago as well as three things that I learned from going through it.

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Three things you can do to get started on your dream

You've committed to your dream and now it's time to start taking steps to seeing that dream become a reality. I've been thinking a lot about next steps and how do you figure out what those next steps should be when you're going after that oh so lovable dream of yours. So here I share three things that you can do if you're in that position.

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Run Towards the Roar Series - Part three

Today is part three in the Run Towards the Roar series. I've been really excited about the feed back that I've been getting. It seems like a lot of people are resonating with this topic on how to face your fears and move past them. Today I dove right into another awesome tactic for running towards the roar getting rid of fear and making moves towards your purpose.

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Run towards the Roar Series - Defining the Roar in Your Life

I believe that our best lives are waiting on the other side of fear. This isn't a new concept at all. I'm probably the billionth person in the world to make that statement. But it's so very true. As humanity discovers more and more about living fuller lives - we are stumbling upon the simple message that we must be able to push past fear and keep moving forward.

In this video I take time to dive deeper and share some personal roars in my life and two practical ways you can run towards the roar.

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4 Amazing Lessons I Learned This Past Year That Will Empower You!

For the last few years I've kept a tradition of sharing things I've learned on my birthday. The number of items on my list always correlates with the number of my age. I'm beginning to think that might not be the best idea as I get older.  Not only do a lot of things get repeated but I realized that it's going to take longer and longer to create the lists - and your girl is getting busy with life! So I'm just going to keep the list to 4 of the most important lessons of the past year.

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What I Use to Create My Film and Video Projects

I have been creating online content since 2009. It started as a creative outlet to help me deal with the craziness of raising three little ones and continued to become a way of self expression and artistic growth. I had to teach myself how to use a DSLR camera, how to edit and how to deal with lighting. I remember sitting in front of my computer for hours trying to figure out how to use the latest version of Imovie or Final Cut Pro to create my videos. I understand that it can be intimidating when it comes to choosing the right equipment for your video projects, especially if you will be using it yourself. Thankfully technology has become more affordable and accessible and a person who is willing to put in the work and hone their craft can take advantage of what is available to us. 

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The Biggest Mistake I Made When Self Producing Projects

I have been self producing my own projects for the past decade. From plays, short films, online content and a web series. Each project had its own set of challenges, set backs and life lessons. I'll be honest, I've cried over some of the hard lessons I've learned. Sometimes I was left feeling depressed and other times I've had the chance to experience life long dreams of walking red carpets and getting festival nominations. However, over all these years there is one lesson that stands out above the rest when it comes to producing projects.

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3 SIMPLE TIPS FOR YOUR NEXT VISION BOARD THAT YOU HAVEN'T THOUGHT OF.

I'm pretty sure that everyone and their mom are talking about the importance of vision boards this time of year. The fact is they are talking about them because they work. Anyone who has created a vision board and used it has had crazy awesome things happen in their lives. I'm one of those people! This year I simple wrote down and taped my goals to the side of my book shelf next to my desk. I was truly surprised at how many things came to pass for me this year. I hope that these few tips help you along your vision board journey.

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Artist Interview with Actor and Youtuber Ransom Pugh

This week I had the pleasure of interviewing my friend actor, producer and Youtuber Ransom Pugh! As usual we got into a really great conversation that spanned all across the globe of topics.

Ransom shared his current journey with acting and even moving into producing his own work. He also shares his newest endeavor of following his love for health and fitness as well as gaming and starting a Youtube channel. His channel is called Muscle and Magicka and has grown very quickly over the past year to thousands of subscribers!

In a place where you can't watch but want to listen? No worries! I got you covered!

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