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Being a Vessel of Light in a World of Too Much Darkness

Are you afraid of the dark? Probably not since you were a kid, right? What were you afraid of then? The Boogie Man? Monsters under the bed or in the closet? For me, it was Freddie Krueger and my porcelain dolls—those perpetually transfixed eyes are so creepy. I had a breakthrough this weekend (having nothing…Read more Being a Vessel of Light in a World of Too Much Darkness

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Cats Have Mastered this One Great Secret to Success

Yes. Cats. As in the small, furry animals. Seriously. They have mastered one great secret to success, and the fact that they are small and furry is a key part of my argument here. Okay, fiiiiiine, I’m a bit of an obsessive cat lady, but I still think I have a solid point. So read…Read more Cats Have Mastered this One Great Secret to Success

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What it Means to Be a Woman in Film

If you’re a woman in film, I feel I can safely conjecture that your career is far more than a choice. It is your calling, your life purpose, your soul path. You undoubtedly, undeniably love what you do. And if you don't, let me be the first to recommend you go do something else. Because…Read more What it Means to Be a Woman in Film

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5 Ways to Handle the Frustration of Filmmaking

Doesn’t the movie business just make you want to bash your head against the wall sometimes? As enticing as that brick facade looks right about now, there are other, more productive ways to handle the frustration of filmmaking. Ways that won’t give you the worst migraine of your life. I’ve personally had a frustrating past…Read more 5 Ways to Handle the Frustration of Filmmaking

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How Not to Suck at Your New Year’s Goals

It's common to start off a new year with a fire under your ass...making all kinds of resolutions and setting huge goals that you burn out on eventually. I'm certainly a guilty party. So how do you set goals that you can actually follow through on? Welllll, I'm going to figure that out this year!…Read more How Not to Suck at Your New Year’s Goals

What Will You Be in 2015?

This is my VERY FIRST VLOG!! I've been wanting to try vlogging since last year, but I let time get away. ...No more! Starting with the first day of 2015 (although I didn't post til 1/4), I'm attempting to conquer the beast. So let's start off the new year with these two pertinent, self-reflecting questions:…Read more What Will You Be in 2015?

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How I Write A Screenplay

For all you newbie screenwriters out there, I just thought I’d share with y’all what works for me when drafting a screenplay. (Or at least what seems to.) I’m going to take you through the journey of the first screenplay I wrote, Trees of Peace, which started out as a failure and was recently named…Read more How I Write A Screenplay

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7 Reasons to Never Doubt Yourself

Self-doubt is one of our biggest gremlins, as I like to call them. It's a little monster in your head that loves to wreak havoc, tell you you're not good enough, and coerce you to settle for less than you're truly capable of achieving. And it's so powerful, it has the ability to hijack the…Read more 7 Reasons to Never Doubt Yourself

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3 Shocking Things This Woman Did to Make Fundraising History

The crux of it is that she asked. But the shocking, three-part action is in how she asked. It's why she fundraised $1.2 million dollars to record her album, why she made crowd-funding history, and why she was invited to give a Ted Talk (below). I'm No Good at Asking My mom always told me…Read more 3 Shocking Things This Woman Did to Make Fundraising History