It's been a while since we last connected, and I've missed you. So, before we dive into this exciting journey of self-love, belief in the extraordinary, and transformation, I want to take a moment to ask: How are you? And I'm really asking with genuine curiosity and care.
Life can be a whirlwind, and it's easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle. Sometimes, we forget to pause, reflect, and connect with ourselves and those around us. So, before we embark on this adventure, let's take a breath, check in on each other (especially ourselves), and ensure that we're ready to embrace the wisdom and inspiration that lies ahead.
I'm unsure about you, but self-love and reconnecting with my inner self have been my focus lately.
And frankly, I needed it.
Discover self-love, Mindset Artistry recap, inspiring industry insights, modeling adventures, and a rekindled love for acting in this newsletter with sections on 'Your Self-Love: The Ultimate Superpower 🌹✨,' '💡 Mindset Artistry Podcast Highlights 💡,' 'Coaching Endeavors & Offers,' and 'Reconnecting with the Joy of Acting.
We've all been there, caught in the relentless quest for validation from others. It's a tempting allure, but it's also a bottomless pit. The truth is, relying on external validation is like building your house on a foundation of shifting sand – it can crumble at any moment.
But, when you realize that your self-love must stand stronger, more unyielding than the thirst for external validation, you unearth an unshakable power within. It's like finding a secret stash of gold in your backyard. It's time to shift your focus from the world's applause to the applause of your own heart. 🌟❤️
It's time to prioritize your self-love and put yourself first. Your unique qualities and quirks are what make you extraordinary. So, let's embrace the power of self-love, look in the mirror, and say, "I am enough, just as I am."
Loving yourself means being willing to accept your flaws and mistakes and learn from them. It's about patience and allowing yourself the time and space to grow and evolve.
☺️Most importantly, it's about being kind to yourself and believing in yourself, even when it seems like no one else does.
Here are five beautiful affirmations to nature, your self-love
🌟I am worthy of love and care.
🌟I am capable of achieving my dreams and goals.
🌟I trust in my abilities and decisions.
🌟I am open to new opportunities and experiences.
🌟I take time to nurture my mind, body, and soul.
Take yourself to a movie, or take yourself out to your favorite restaurant, take a hike, or book that dance class, and remember, do one activity today and build a repertoire of endless happiness.
In our latest podcast episodes, we had the honor of hosting some incredible guests from the entertainment industry.
🎙 Angela Mickey, shares her wisdom on overcoming nerves and increasing confidence in auditions. Discover how open communication with directors and casting directors can transform your auditioning process.
🎙 Mel Mack, delves into the casting world, offering insight into booking the role and the room. Learn about the casting process from an industry insider's perspective.
🎙 Joanna Levinger, reflects on her casting career, shedding light on working in film and television. Get a glimpse into the intricacies of the casting world.
🎙 Erica S. Bream, discusses her casting journey and the industry's challenges. She encourages artists to continue creating amidst adversity.
🎙 Briana Dunlay, explores the casting industry, discusses mental health in auditions, and shares insights on self-taping and remote auditions.
🎙 Erica Hart, talks about her journey from NYU Tisch to casting director. She shares the importance of mindset, authenticity, and the power of connection in auditions.
🎙 Jackie Dallas, recounts her career shift from medical to acting, offering insights into the industry's realities and the importance of self-care.
🎙 Holly Cinnamon, shares her journey as a queer femme-inist lez actor and singer-songwriter. Gain insights into the power of authenticity and navigating the industry.
Their insights are a treasure trove of knowledge for aspiring actors and anyone looking to navigate the entertainment industry.
As for my journey, I've been fortunate to delve into modeling with Elegantees & wearing Pardington Collective Empowering suits during fashion week. It's been a fantastic experience, allowing me to express myself through fashion and showcase the beauty of authenticity with a cause.
Additionally, I had the incredible opportunity to attend the NTD Global Chinese Beauty Pageant, a celebration of the most natural beauty inherent in the Chinese woman. It was a captivating experience filled with cultural richness. I was amazed by the talented contestant Karen Yu, who played the Erhu with such grace, and the remarkable performance by Song Cheng on the Chinese drums was simply breathtaking.
To explore more about the contestants and the winner, visit www.MissNTD.org. And I'm excited to share that I was featured briefly in an article about this inspiring event, which you can read here: Miss NTD Pageant Inspires Viewers to Rediscover Beauty.
Throughout this process, I've enjoyed making new friends and delving into the world of period pieces, a realm of storytelling I've grown to adore. This experience has served as a reminder of the joy, the luck, and the profound privilege of being part of an industry that tells stories and stands for what's right. It's been a heartwarming journey back to the core of my passion, and I'm excited to continue growing as an artist and sharing the magic of storytelling with the world.
As we come to the end of this newsletter, I want to express my gratitude for joining me on this incredible journey. It's been a joy to reconnect with you and share the highs and lows, the triumphs and lessons, and the inspiring moments that have unfolded over the last few months.
This journey of self-love, belief in the extraordinary, and transformation is a path we've walked together. We've explored the power of embracing our uniqueness and the courage to chase our wildest dreams. We've celebrated the stories of those who have made remarkable transitions in their lives and witnessed the incredible wisdom of industry experts.
From podcasts to modeling adventures, cultural celebrations, and the rekindling of my love for acting, it's been an honor to share these experiences with you. I've cherished every moment of our connection and the opportunity to inspire and be inspired by your journey.
As we move forward, remember that our stories are far from over. The coming days, weeks, and years are filled with promise and possibility.
Let's claim joy, success, love, adventure, and happiness. Together, we'll continue to explore, grow, and make the rest of 2023 a year of extraordinary transformation.