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Our OWN Journey to The Life You Want

Our OWN Journey to The Life You Want
in 2012, i sat across the table from Oprah as she smiled and i worked to stay in the moment. in hindsight, a gift before a long journey. i still remember the pink flowers and how the energy felt in the room… in late 2012, we found out my mother had cancer. her doctor called and I answered it. he said, “it looks like cancer. i have [...]

Love and Lessons from 2013

Love and Lessons from 2013
Today, it’s a new day…a new year…a new beginning… For 3 years, The Daily OWN has been moving through the world and celebrating life and love and lessons…one step at a time.  Last year, we were a little quiet…there was a reason for this… Last year around this time, we found out our mom had Stage 4 Panc [...]

The Difference is the Jump

The Difference is the Jump
The difference between a writer and a blogger?  The jump. I’ve been a writer since forever.  Born with words in my blood.  I realized this as I pulled out an old dusty box full of heartbreaking teenage poetry and old college essays and short stories.  While the twists and turns have shaped my life and who I am today, the voice of my sou [...]

Wrapping Our Hearts Around Oprah̵...

Wrapping Our Hearts Around Oprah’s OWN Journey
During this journey there has been one constant – the breath and flow of each day.  Inhale in and exhale out.  You can get through anything.  Even Oprah. Over the weekend, I read a story about Oprah and what the interviewer called her nervous breakdown last year.   She said it was around the time that she interviewed Kony filmmaker, Jas [...]

Let’s Celebrate! OWN Wins Inter...

Let’s Celebrate! OWN Wins Interactive Social Media Emmy
Dreams. Vision. Perseverance. Passion. And People. I remember.  Before the words “OWN Ambassador” were suggested…and way before OWNers showed up on the horizon. Before we ever experienced an OYou. Before we met Gayle King or her personal check. Before our lunch with Oprah. Before our mom had cancer. I remember Oprah taking u [...]

The Montage Beverly Hills – Pur...

The Montage Beverly Hills – Pure Perfection
Every single detail of our stay left us in love with this hotel.  Everywhere around us at every moment were -experiences to fall in love with.  From the luxury of the beds and rain shower experience, to the morning bedside coffee, to the sushi and amazing music experience in the Parq Bar,  to the fabulous Spa Montage that you could lose your [...]

Get Quiet and Find the Magic

Get Quiet and Find the Magic
Sometimes it feels like we are trapped in a society of voices…sometimes very LOUD voices. We find ourselves struggling to have our opinions heard and to grasp the coveted final word. Afraid that we won’t matter or will be overlooked, having the last word has become an important and strategic move in arguments, discussions and in o [...]

Love in the Afternoon on OWN

Love in the Afternoon on OWN
Starting this week love in the afternoon is back in full swing on OWN.  All My Children and One Life to Live are coming to OWN for what they are calling a “10 week Summer Fling.” We hope that its successful enough that they make it a permanent home for the two shows.  For HUGE and longtime loyal fans of these shows, it feels like [...]

Finding the Extraordinary

Finding the Extraordinary
It’s strange how the world works sometimes.  For the creative mind, sometimes the darkness is where the work comes from.  Music will tell of heartbreak. Movies will take you through troubled journeys. Life…it does the same thing.  Dodging each and every one of us from light to dark and back to light again.  But that’s the ke [...]