The Hustle is Real. Sustaining in the Entertainment Industry 08/18 by Live with Dana | Entertainment Podcasts

Sustaining in the Entertainment Industry is not easy. My guest, Mr. Andrew T. Flagg is an award winning actor, director, producer and vocalist. Andrew has graced the stage in dozens of stage plays and film/television roles. He will be with us to share how he has been able to sustain in a fickle industry…doing exactly what he loves to do…

The Hustle is Real. Sustaining in the Entertainment Industry 08/18 by Live with Dana | Entertainment Podcasts

Sustaining in the Entertainment Industry is not easy. My guest, Mr. Andrew T. Flagg is an award winning actor, director, producer and vocalist. Andrew has graced the stage in dozens of stage plays and film/television roles. He will be with us to share how he has been able to sustain in a fickle industry…doing exactly what he loves to do…

ALM ENDORSES STACEY ABRAMS FOR GOVERNOR, GEORGIA

Democrat Stacey Abrams holds a news conference Tuesday to announce she has qualified to run for Georgia governor. (Photo: Bob Andres, AP) ALM is officially supporting Stacey Abrams for governor and we will be actively supporting her campaign and we are proud to do so.   WASHINGTON — An influential Democratic donor is launching a $2.5 million effort  to help elect veteran Georgia legislator…

RAINED ON YOUR PARADE? DANCE!

This picture brings a smile to my heart. This is my daughter and I dancing in the rain. We had planned to have a backyard picnic and then it started to rain. So instead of dashing in the house, I decided that we were going to enjoy the moment. We moved our food under the patio and enjoyed the warm…

POETIC FLOW: I KNEW

I knew his was a big brand of bitch when he talked about the size of a woman’s arm that was hanging out of a window as we sat in the drive thru I knew he was a sad soul when he compared it to a hamhock I recall the horror that rose in my spirit as I did damage…

TALKING ABOUT YOU!

    There are people in life who swear someone is always talking about them. They stalk social media profiles for the slightest mention or resemblance of their situation and will insist someone is talking about them. Normally, what they are attributing to them is something very negative. Well, in order to associate something to ourselves there has to be…

Live With Dana Talk Show INVITATION! 08/15 by Live with Dana | Entertainment Podcasts

Live with Dana! Join me weekly for my new talk show. An entertaining, engaging and enlightening conversation where we talk about social codes, relationships, issues that affect women, parenting, love, sex, friendship, faith and how to build the life we want. We will feature special guests who are experts in their respective fields as well as ordinary people doing extraordinary…

LOVE DOESN’T REQUIRE LOSS

Too many people respond to loss with effort. Those we love we appreciate. We show appreciation with loving kindness, support, execution, affection, respect and loyalty. No one ever jeapordizes a treasure that they hold dear. If loss triggers love or action, confusion, manipulation and double mindedness are at work. The man/woman who has to lose you to love you doesn’t…

POETIC FLOW: FRIDAY FLAVA

  Divine Original What I do cannot be done by any other My gifts and gift settings are unique to me My efforts produce My babies grow My visions become realities There are at least 7 streams running through me The day anyone thinks I can be replaced Is the day they make a grave mistake My current knows this…

POETIC FLOW: FRIDAY FEELING

BALL AND CHAIN I do not subscribe to this ball and chain style dating Courting Booing Or whatever you want to call it There are four legal statuses Single Married Divorced And Widowed   I am happily single   This does not mean that I am alone   And I do not confuse my status with the way some folks…

DON’T MAKE ME CHOOSE

  I love you I do I love your laughter. Your smile. The light in your eyes Your wild That bad boy wild I love the time we share The craziness of our blended families The majic we make All those invisible babies I love how we suck the air out of the room All eyes on me All eyes…

When You Can’t Avoid Your Adversary

The tension was so thick that you could slice through it with a knife. The atmosphere was tense and undeniably dominated with negative energy. Me? I was trying to figure out why. Typically when someone has a dislike for you, especially in a religious setting, it is easily masked with a stiff hug, a faint “Oh, how are you?” or…

POETIC FLOW: FRIDAY FEELING

WEARY   I am so weary of pleas To fuck and suck and hit repeat We have enough aggressive sexuality We are anemic spiritually Kings must recognize Queens And Queens must do the same We have to elevate above this base level living Sexual intimacy is absolutely breathtaking But too many of us are bending over and touching our toes…

SIT WITH THE QUIET

  Sometimes we need to be still and sit with the quiet so we can hear what we need to hear and see what we need to see. Without the distractions of a book, a phone, or the voice or presence of another person. Alone with ourselves, our thoughts and our God.   -Dana Lena’ All About Auspicious Living  

WELCOME OUR NEWEST FREELANCE CONTRIBUTOR: DARREN W. CARTER

Darren W. Carter is founder of Darrenwcarter.com, a site that focuses on Faith, Family, Fatherhood and Fun! He is also founder of All Geared Up – A Family Bike event that focuses on family time and healthy lifestyles through cycling and co-founder of Cleveland Dads Group, a community of dads in greater Cleveland, Ohio who are active in their children’s lives.…

YOU Are the Answer

Do you know what is so easy? Complaining. Do you know what else is easy? Making someone else responsible for adverse conditions that we may face in the different arenas that life takes us. I hear it all the time. “Oh my God! What is the matter with our youth?” or “The world is a horrible place with all of…

I AM is always moving us forward.

I have been in deep study. I am always in some form of study, but due to pursuing an advanced degree in theology, I am in deeper study. Learning lessons is very important to me. If God was thoughtful and considerate enough  to craft my experiences in order to teach me something, I should be gracious enough to learn what…

Love…THAT is All…

I am not going to try to preach to you, convert you or tell you that what you believe is right or wrong. I just want to share my love story with you in an honest, authentic way that I hope speaks to your heart and makes you look at Love a little differently…. I always think twice about telling…

STILL TOGETHER!

Society has conditioned some to believe that “WE STILL TOGETHER, WE ARE HANGING IN THERE, WE STILL HERE” statements and actualities to be some kind of victory statement and position. They are not. Some of the couple that declare “we still together” are the couples who have opted to do so out of desperation, fear, lack of self love/respect and…

LIFE IS NOT A BATTLEFIELD

Somewhere along the way, we got a message that life is to be laborious, a struggle, hard, a fight. We repeat the sentiment when we say things like,” if it’s worth having fight for it, anything we want we have to fight for, nothing comes easy”. The season that I am in now has challenged that view. Yes, determination, steadfastness,…

TOXIC MASCULINITY: WHAT EXACTLY IS THAT?

The concept of toxic masculinity is used in psychology and gender studies to refer to certain norms of masculine behavior in North America and Europe that are associated with harm to society and to men themselves. This clip art tells the story of toxic masculinity doesn’t it? I had never heard the term before Terry Crews bravely came forward and shared his experiences with…

THE CHILDREN WHITE HATE RAISED

  We are in a climate where approximately 40% of voters, voted for Donald Trump. It has been clear that a percentage of this 40% are racist. Hateful, horrible, heinous people. Not all of them. To say that would be ridiculous. But too many of them to ignore them. As I watched hateful executive orders be signed, basic needs for…

SATURDAY RECIPE: Grilled Cheese Sandwich

This is a classic favorite and its so satisfying and yummy! Slices of a sweet bread of your choice Butter only two pieces of bread (the two that will hit the skillet) American, Provolone and Hot Pepper cheese slices(or whatever you like) Layer slices of cheese twice between bread Bread (buttered piece) Cheese Bread Cheese Bread (buttered piece) Put in…

PUT FUN BACK INTO IT

How many of us are “to do list” crazy? I know I am. I have a to do list for my to do list. I must say it is  a very effective tool for me. Something organic about pen and paper that I love. A recent glance of my to do list was major and I mean major. Client meetings,…

WHAT’S YOURS WORLDVIEW? THE BUDDING PROFESSOR

Religious Worldviews. Similarities and Differences. Let’s get down to the nitty-gritty. Monotheism, Deism, Naturalism, Nihilism, Existentialism, Pantheism and New Consciousness are the worldviews I am examining and this is brief description of each and how they differ. From my observation, most of them have a shred of biblical truth in all of them, again this is from what I have…

WHEN GOD TELLS US SOMETHING

  That little small voice, something said, I knew….is the voice of the Divine.  Instructing us, warning us, leading us, directing us and trying to protect us. What Divine says does not always make sense. It is not always easy. It does not always feel good.  We may not always know the end game, but if we hearken to the…

SOUNDS

Have you ever listened to the humming sounds of ceiling fans? Each one has a different speed, a different hum that puts me to sleep. Watching the blades go round and round clockwise in summer. Counter for winter…blowing down air & sucking it up again. I enjoy the humming of the ceiling fan. Just close your eyes and feel the…

HAPPY IS SHOWING UP IN STRANGE PLACES

So you all know the last few weeks have been take my breath away amazing. Yesterday, the website for my skincare line was launched (www.yourlilyrose.com) and orders are already coming in. Lily Rose has been twirling around my heart for a while and is making its way into the hands of those who want an all natural product with healing…