Earlier this morning on morning walk. I did another quick one for my YouTube channel now that they have ‘Shorts’ – and my third one is on my Facebook page where I asked what do you do to stay healthy – mind, body and spirt? What have you incorporated into your lifestyle?
It’s a current hot topic and so this is my thoughts on it. We have to do what’s best for ourselves. What other people think of the decisions you make for your own personal well being are not of concern. No one is living your life other than you. I got this in my early 20’s making what many considered a bad decision – however I know my well being could not be assessed by anyone other than myself. Like I told Tamron Hall a few weeks ago – I made the ultimate move of self-care and it’s one of the best decisions I ever made. People still attack me..and I still don’t care. My life will always be my own.
To anyone – no matter what your job is, no matter the expectations of others – do what’s best for you. Kudos to Simone Biles, Naomi Osaka and anyone else taking agency over their own lives, mental health and well being. Carry on.
Wishing everyone the best of the week. Here are some updates in case you missed them, I’m doing a limited round of live concerts having returned to the stage at the end of June and the beginning of July at Charles Krug Winery and Blue Note Hawaii respectively. Being in a bubble the past year and a half takes a bit of adjustment for me to jump in full steam, so as always I continue to be selective with my travel and concert experiences. It’s important we do what’s best for our own well being at all times, or as often as possible. I trust that everyone continues to be safe and responsible even if vaccinated as I am.
August 7 – Chicago Northhalsted Market Days Festival 2 PM.
September 10 – 104.3 Mega Jam 20th Anniversary – Phoenix Suns Arena
November 7 – Phoenix Pride
Musically, my collaboration with British DJ Producer Brian Power is out and available at all digital outlets and streaming platforms.
I’m excited to have signed a new deal with OZY multi-media to begin development of The Jody Watley Biopic! Read about it here: Deadline Hollywood
As the first Ambassador for Nashville’s National Museum of African American Music, recently voted 1 of the Top 10 Museums in the USA I encourage everyone to become a member (there are many virtual members experiences and discounts) and of course if you can get there in person it’s a spectacular and educational experience for music of all ages and genres. To be one of the featured images on the digital billboard is a honor. Looking forward to working with the museum to curate ‘The Jody Watley Experience’ exhibition for the fall as well.
My online store continues to add limited quantities of specialty products including my signature line of luxury soy candles – Discover Jody Watley Shop.
Recent Interviews The Tamron Hall Show, The Carlos Watson Show, The Real – In case you missed them!
If you’re in Nashville make sure to visit National Museum of African American Music – purchase a membership (so you can be there for my induction this fall too) – gift it – support this spectacular museum experience perfect for music lovers of all ages!