Wattage Thoughts. Sunbeams.

Jody Watley 2020 Sunbeams

A few of my favorite quotes about sunbeams to inspire you for today and the week ahead.

“A single sunbeam is enough to drive many shadows away.” – St. Francis of Assisi

“When you trust yourself, you will come out like a beautiful sunbeam through the dark clouds.” – Mehmet Murat ildan

“Gratitude possesses the energy of a sunbeam. That is how it makes life blossom.”

“Laughter is the sunbeam of the soul.” – Thomas Mann

“If you have good thoughts, they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.” – Roahl Dahl

 

 

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Jody Watley June Rewind 2020.

In case you missed June interviews and appearances.

FoxSoul TV Claudia Jordan “Out Loud”  – I was on with Sheila E., Lisa Lisa and actress Kellita Smith.

 

 

Shameika ‘Check The Rhymes’ Celebrating my second album, making crossover history, the music business and more. A Must Watch!!

BMI Stay At Home Jam Sessions

 

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Virtual Performance of ‘Friends’ with Eric B & Rakim. Caffeine TV app interview as well in midst of their 30 year anniversary of ‘Let The Rhythm Hit ‘Em’

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The Healing Lyric Video.

Book of The Month. The Four Agreements.

I have the full edition and pocket sized of “The Four Agreements.”
In The Four Agreements, bestselling author don Miguel Ruiz reveals the source of self-limiting beliefs that rob us of joy and create needless suffering. Based on ancient Toltec wisdom, The Four Agreements offer a powerful code of conduct that can rapidly transform our lives to a new experience of freedom, true happiness, and love. – A New York Times bestseller for over a decade.

I’m going to recommend a few books over the coming months to add to your reading list. Starting it off is “The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz. It’s a life changing book on perspective. Initially given to me as a gift, after reading it and being so enlightened and inspired – I’ve given it as a gift many times and always recommend it.

Mental Wellness Wattage!

Jody Watley. Sheila E. Lisa Lisa. Kellita Smith. Out Loud with Claudia Jordan on Fox Soul TV.

In case you missed the live stream :

Jody Watley. Check The Rhymes New Interview : Larger Than Life.

Learn new inside facts and perspectives on my second solo album, life and more in my conversation with Shameika “Check The Rhymes TV”

It’s my pleasure to support independent woman and black women making it happen outside the machine. Kudos to Shameika as well, posed and knowledgeable and being prepared. It’s astounding how many interviews I’ve done where the writer had done little homework. My first interview with her was when I was honoree on Black Music Honors “Crossover Music Icon.”

Jody Watley On FoxSoul TV OUT LOUD with Claudia Jordan

Grammy Award Winning Artist and Music Icon Jody Watley on “Out Loud with Claudia Jordan” at 6:30pm PST.

This conversation is going to be informative and compelling, and it’s also airing on FOX Affiliate stations in various cities such as New York, Chicago, Houston, Dallas, and Detroit; including streaming services from the Fox Soul app, Youtube page, website, Apple TV, Roku, Fire TV, XUMO and Caffeine.tv.

Don’t miss the conversation!

Jody Watley Merchandise

Thanks to all who have purchased Jody Watley Signature Hoop Earrings Face Coverings – the first round are now sold out – not only are you staying safe (and showing respect for others health) but you also contributed to Feeding America. SHOP NOW

A few social media fan photos.

SHOP :: Jody Watley Merchandise.

Here’s to you!

Black Lives Still Matter. Police Reform and Accountability. Scenes From The Neighborhood.

WAYS YOU CAN TAKE ACTION. Add your voice to the petition: Color of Change
Elijah McClain
This needs to stop. Justice for Elijah.
Elijah played his violin for cats waiting to be adopted on his breaks.

These are more images I’ve captured around Beverly Hills and Hollywood since my one of my previous blogs.

The officers have still not be arrested or charged-they shot Breonna 8 times while she was home in her own bed.
I found myself in the middle of the tail end of a peaceful protest so I joined in the chants from my car. No racist police.

My heart is heavy with each of these killings, as a human being as a black Mom of a daughter and son – we must fight on in the midst of living life for police reform, defunding, whatever needs to be done – it’s beyond time. Beyond the hashtags, slogans and definitely beyond what we are not asking for (Black Lives Matter streets, Aunt Jemima and Uncle Ben getting removed from product, realtors removing term “master” bedroom, non black actors stepping down from voicing black animated characters..) we need an end to systemic racism and police brutality.

Becoming Anti-Racist.

A couple of updates: The 3 men who murdered Ahmaud Arbery have been charged with murder.

In the George Floyd case charges have been filed against the officers. Two are out on bail..

Minneapolis police ban chokeholds due to public pressure. The AP

One officer fired in the murder of Breonna Taylor – no arrests have been made. CNN

Baby steps – with a long way to go.

Wattage Thoughts. Medicine.

Be medicine to someone – give a smile, a kind word, listening to a friend who just needs an understanding ear, donating to someone in need..telling someone you love – how much they mean to you, wear a mask, do something for your own mind, body and spirit. More love.

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Father’s Day Reflections. Celebrating My Father.

Though it’s been decades – not a single days goes by when I don’t think of or miss my Dad -Rev.John Watley Jr.

I’m glad I was able to know him, many kids don’t have relationships with their Dads unfortunately. My father the first one to claim my destiny as a music star. He was always bragging about me his “Princess” his “Superstar.” He didn’t live to see all of it but his prophecy for me came true. My Dad instilled in me many pearls of wisdom and character that continue to inspire and keep me strong ..my Dad was also charismatic in and out of the pulpit, a showman, first stylish male figure I saw, never wore jeans, always read the newspaper paper, made sure I read the encyclopedia, and so many strict rules that I grew to appreciate once I grew up. He had a great smile (I have his smile and forehead, and cheekbones) was a visionary in the COGIC a fact that also got him excommunicated because he openly accepted gay people and spoke on it. This is a subject I learned about later growing up through my Mom. He had love for all; embraced and created the concept “Christmas In August” (don’t wait to be charitable or giving, and don’t wait to use your nice things or to celebrate life). Seeing how the church people did him made me not religious or one of organized religion – but more of a spiritual person. I cover this in my in progress memoir.

I’m an Aquarian like him – his birthday is the day before mine. He was outside the box – I got that from him. My Dad loved fresh salads and spicy foods-I do too!


His sudden passing in 1982 changed how I live my life – cherish each day and those you love-never take either for granted. I can always hear him saying “It’s not what other people think of you -it’s what you think of yourself “ “.. only the strong survive” “always have your own money..” endless gems.

Continue to Rest In Peace Dad.
Happy Father’s Day.

Note: I have no pictures of my father and I together- at one one our family lost everything in storage when we went through a tough time. I have only a couple of him. He would have loved seeing Tiger Woods success I’m sure.

I love this one of him as a young man-making history in golf, he endured racism coming up of course and wanting to be a pro golfer at the time.

My Dad would give up his passion for the sport to follow his own fathers path into the ministry.