One of my favorite birthday’s occurred over the span of a few days in Japan a few years ago – my tour manager Van Roy and band surprised me during standing room only shows at Billboard Live in Tokyo, Osaka and Fukuoka. They stopped the show in Osaka as I was ready to go into the next song. My drummer Donnell Spencer Jr. had stepped from behind the drums and walked to the microphone with me thinking initially that he’d lost his mind! The band DJ Bill Coleman said the look on my face was priceless. Donnell then started making a speech as a cake was brought out and everyone sang ‘Happy Birthday’ to me. At at point I was nearly in tears. Thinking that was it – they totally got me again in Fukuoka. The cake was spectacular and once again the moment priceless.
I’m very fortunate to work with such wonderful and thoughtful people – we always have a great time when we get together.
Being full of gratitude for each day – I’m happy to have another full circle around the sun.
Happy Birthday Aquarius!
I love morning run-walks. It’s not only a good for your heart and body, it’s a wonderful way to clear your mind.
It’s easy to take nature for granted but I always make sure to look at the trees, smell the flowers if in bloom, and to look up at the sky with a heart full of gratitude. If your neighborhood isn’t so great, go to a local park where you can give yourself some breathing room -stop making excuses. Remember that despite life’s obstacles, stumbles or challenges – every day is a miracle.
Photo (via): Jody Watley
“Love all, trust few, always paddle your own canoe.”
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Every wardrobe should have go to pieces (tuxedo jacket, white blouse/shirt) that include bad-ass updates like these.
I’m still totally loving Clinique’s Chubby Stick moisturizing lip colour balm. The 07 Super Strawberry is really more of a soft stain for the lips. When you don’t want full color or a totally skin-toned mouth this is a terrific alternative.
Not just for delaying the effects of father time, but for any age; all of these berries provide benefits with natural anti-oxidants and vitamins. Make them a part of your daily health, beauty and wellness routine.
1. Blueberries: http://www.foods-that-heal.com/blueberries-health-benefits.html
2. Lingonberries: http://factoidz.com/ample-health-benefits-of-eating-lingonberry/
3. Strawberries: http://www.healthdiaries.com/eatthis/8-health-benefits-of-strawberries.html
I keep frozen bags of fruit in my freezer to add to a daily protein shake in the morning; of course they’re all wonderful fresh. Lingonberries are quite tart and are better as a jam or in the smoothie.
“A diamond is just a piece of charcoal that handled stress exceptionally well.” ~Unknown
“You may never know what results will come of your action, but if you do nothing there will be no result.” – Gandhi
Lots of pieces to work with in this collection, including the kimono and Japanese Obi belt, white biker vest and color blocked wedge shoes – not worn together of course!