Cover.

Cover.

Do Not Judge Yourself by Your Cover.

Sounds simple, right? It is easy to reflect on the outside of ourselves: see all the wounds, years of stress and weight. Yet behind that beaten exterior is the soul of a person who KeepCalm53is pure and strong. We sometimes look outward because we are afraid to harness the strength and power that is within. Sometimes that power reveals a side of us that is fearless and mighty; sometimes our inner spirit contradicts the steely or even shy exterior that we have developed over the years.

You may have a look of a solider on the outside but deep down you are fragile and the beauty of that is: there is a balance. You should embody both. It is amazing how sometimes we feel that we need permission to do or feel certain things. Like society or perhaps your our perceptions place limitations on our skills and abilities. No one said you couldn’t do this or that but somehow you have managed to “cap” yourself. Why? Why do we do that? What is even more fascinating is when the universe pushes against the grain and shows you what you have been hiding from: your own potential. We are not limited to the constraints that the world holds us under: we are not just emotional creatures or selfish beings, we are human. We are capable of growth and discovery. Just because we get older does not mean we stop progressing.

As I do not encourage extraneous vanity, I honestly have my days that I just take a long look in the mirror. What is being seen of you in this world? What do you see of yourself? Most importantly, how do you feel about it? There is a saying: if you don’t like something about yourself, change it.

Try this: accept yourself and then adjust yourself, if necessary.

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Collaboration.

Collaboration.

We all know the saying: two minds are greater than one. But what about more? More
minds, more creative spirits banding together with KeepCalm24their expertise to construct and form new works of art. And before you start to assume this is an agenda from the Miss America pageant, truly look back some of the most powerful and successful companies in history and around the world. Many success stories start with the means of multiple minds coming together. Yes there are times when it’s a sole contribution initially, but what was manifested after reaching out for support was colossal.

Collaboration for me is sharing my goals and passion for outreach and the Arts with others and fashioning new types of art and theater. I believe a huge part of life as an artist is getting to know and create for and within your community. And what better way to do that than to collaborate with other artists and people. Perhaps it could be creating a supplemental program cultural enrichment in the school community or an Arts mentorship advocacy platform…you never know.

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Author’s Reflection: 2015

Reflection 2015: Goals for 2016 and Beyond

Let me start by saying that I am so grateful for each and everyone of you who take the time to read and comment on Keep Calm and Create On. This is only the beginning for us! HAPPY NEW YEARS!!

As I continue on my journey as an Actress, Author, and Blogger, I wanted to reflect on the adversities I have overcome and acknowledge the joy that is before me.  Mark this: We made it! Although it felt like we were going to buck down and crumble, at times, we are now here standing at the cusp of something amazing: a new adventure and journey. But our journeys are not start now at the end of a year, it has been in the works thru the entirety of 2015.

The Four Cornerstones for 2016

The Four Cornerstones for 2016

This is one of the only times during the year that I don’t mind looking at social media and see people updating their twitters or FB statuses. Why? Mainly because it’s full of so much Continue reading