Wattage Thoughts. Police Brutality. Injustice. Racism and Still Trying To Cherish The Good In Life.

Sometimes words can’t convey all emotions from anger, sadness, frustration, anxiety amongst thoughts and feelings in an often hateful world. Music provides a myriad of ways to try and I’m always thankful for that.

Needless to say, the couple of weeks have and this week in particular very trying leaving me drained. My heart is heavy once again, just pondering the fact that hundreds of years of injustice and racism in this country seems to have no end in sight with not enough done to some police officers who do not protect nor serve but use the power of the badge to kill along while we also have racist vigilantes hunting down a young man jogging. Several years ago I started a blog on the murder of Sandra Bland (disguised to look like a suicide) Bland was stopped for not signaling on a lane change, not the type of offense that should end in death of a vibrant women who had herself spoken on injustice. Her death recalled an incidents I’ve personally experienced that I’ve never publicly spoke on, one involving a situation for an alleged offense that didn’t happen. It was too hard for me to put all of my thoughts into words and so I never finished it, I think of her from time to time and it’s just sad.

There are so many of these tragic stories. George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery are the latest victims to an ever growing list. I mean even Trayvon Martin’s killer, another vigilante (I refuse to say his name) was acquitted when the kid was just out to get an ice tea and Skittles. I have a daughter and son though even if I didn’t, as a human being these realities can’t help but bring anxiety to anyone with a heart. I’ve lived in Los Angeles most of my life and remember the Watts riots that occurred prior to our moving there, the riots in the aftermath of the Rodney King beating acquittals in 1992 going on the Stevie Wonder owned station KJLH along with Denzel Washington and many others to try to calm things down as the area where I went to high school was being set ablaze. As a little girl living in Washington D.C. at the time, vividly still remember the riots in the city after the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

I’ve signed petitions as always, called, texted the appropriate public officials to add in public pressure and I encourage you all to do so too – but as we know justice is not always served and there’s often little accountability but we have to keep pushing. We must continue to do our part and in the midst of fighting for what’s right – and not forget the good that does exist at the same time, the good within us as individuals beyond those who are filled with hate.

If needed for our wellness limit intake of the vitriol and outrage recognizing some get off on on social media – seeing our collective pain, a thousand posts from us is just a cycle – likes, clicks, hashtags – we need others in other races and walks of life and especially those in power to channel all of these acts of racism and inequality in the system into action for change.

Horrific photos of the brutal murder of Emmett Till, just a black boy falsely accused by a whole woman in the 40’s hasn’t evoked change in the hearts and minds of racists, apologists, elected officials and portions of the population – what will?

 

The Healing. Yes – it’s beyond time.

 

Stay safe everyone.

 

 

Wattage Thoughts. Create More Love.

So much ugliness going on in the world amidst this pandemic..we can all do our part to create more love and peace.. Now. Lyrical inspiration from my latest release ‘The Healing.’

Jody Watley. The Healing Out Now.

Jody Watley - The Healing Art Final

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Jody Watley At Home. Self Quarantine May 2020.

Jody Watley At Home May 2020

Jody Watley at home. May 6, 2020.

Brows are out of control..I’m trying not to gain the weight I took off the past year and as always keeping a positive outlook in the midst of it. I have a daily routine working out for a bit, dancing, jumping jacks, jump rope.. in lieu of my morning jogs pre-Covid19. There’s still a bit of business to deal with here and there but nothing like before – and I don’t mind that to be honest. Even with balance in my life throughout my career, I’ve been working since I was a teenager or waiting to get to work, or grinding, trying to make things happen. Right now – it’s cool to just be taking all of the pressure off myself, I’ll expound in another blog post.

Eating healthy is a lifestyle but like anyone sometimes I fall off. Getting dressed and putting on a splash of light makeup most days keeps me motivated – while there are days of black sweats as seen here and taking naps under incoming warm breeze after reading a few chapters in a favorite book. Being home sporting a crop top on a hot day which I’d never wear in public – leaving that to the 20 and 30 somethings..just because you can doesn’t mean you should.

Here’s wishing you all the best as well all get through this in our own way.

Much love from my sanctuary to yours.

 

Wattage!

Jody Watley. A Bit of Motivation. Don’t Give Up.

Wellness. Daily Habits.

Had to share via Motivational Speaker K.Lenice

Quiet Moments. Wattage Thoughts.

Came across this earlier – definitely wanted to share as it may be easier for some than others to be alone with your thoughts during this time.

Things Not Cancelled. Wattage Thoughts.

Amongst things Not cancelled- a quiet morning with coffee or tea

Music/Spotify Playlists (or digital platform of your choice, includes all my music new & current, classics and everything in between)

Going outdoors for a walk (6 ft social distancing as advised)

Reading

Singing (See Italy)

Communication with loved ones

Staying Creative

Laughing

Eating healthy foods

Kindness

Patience

Positive Attitude

Prayer

Hope

etc

Embrace what we have while making the best of all of this.

Wattage!

Jody Watley. Health is Wealth.

 

Health is always wealth – no matter what’s going on. Stay diligent everyone no matter what you think about what’s going on currently.

Any upcoming concerts and appearances have been cancelled or postponed to a later date.

Real Calm. Wattage.

At sea for a few days and made sure to take in the natural sounds of the ocean as often as I could. I even slept with my cabin door open to hear it at night while going to sleep – no need for the app when I had the authentic thing!

It was a must as well to appreciate the unspoiled sunrise and sunsets. Wherever you are it’s important to take a moment of pause. Breathe in – deep breaths out a few times a day.

Set a reminder in your phone if you need to.

Find your calm when you need it.

“A calm mind brings inner strength and a self confidence, so that’s very important for good health.” – Dalai Lama

Wattage!