What’s Holding You Back?

Do you set out to do something and then a little voice tells you “be careful” or “don’t risk it” or “you won’t make it”? I think we all do!

On this show, superstar of the horror film world Bill Oberst, Jr. talks candidly about the times he didn’t think he was going to make it in the acting world, and Daniella Cracknell shocks listeners with her honesty about her tragic life lessons along the way that we can all learn from:


Stream Queen & Scream Queen

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Have you caught my show on UpLive USA?  I am currently streaming Headlines & Hot Topics LIVE on UpLive Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays at 4 PM PT.  Join the party!

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On this show, I cover the hottest headlines and few that I feel deserve more attention too.  I also cover the latest Hollywood celeb dish and there’s no lack of fun with some improv thrown in too.  In this past week alone, the show has taken on the flu epidemic in the US, killer whales’ newly discovered ability for mimicry, the origins of Ground Hog Day, Steve Wynn’s woes with the Nevada Gaming commission and more–and that’s not even the celebrity news!

We’re scheduling guest to come on this show soon for a fun, unfiltered celeb experience, so join me on UpLive.  You can keep tabs by LIKING my Facebook page too.  Vote on the hot topic poll…

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“The Me and The We” from wise women.


What a timely topic and touching to the core, when mother/daughter took the stage at a What Women Want Networking Event in NYC. The mother was Helene Shalotsky, a former teacher and talented writer, the daughter being one of the most celebrated TV Psychological Experts in NYC, Dr. Robi Ludwig, with a private practice of her own, and also bestselling author of “Your Best Age Is Now.”

Here is what Helene wrote in a blog afterwards:

The more candles we light, 
the brighter the glow, and 
that is what I call the power 
of the “We Generation,” the
generation that will illuminate
each other and their world.

Keep reading here: The Me and The We

Failure Is The New Win.

Author Amy Lyle with Judy Goss and her book "Book Of Failures"

How is that?

You will find out why on our latest show where we dissect the failure topic and hardly stop laughing along the way…there’s no one better to talk about failure than the author/commedienne of “The Book of Failures,” Amy Lyle (pictured with me – Judy Goss – above on the set of 11Alive in Atlanta) and Kristin and I who have had our share of failures for sure! You won’t believe our wacky stories until you hear them – catch the replay here if you missed it:


When “No” Should Be Seen As “Level Up”

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I’ve been studying positive thinking and the impact we have on ourselves when we “think” the right way, and recently I decided that a “no” just means that I need to think bigger or expand my choices to new and higher levels.

I am so used to rejection from being a model and actress that when I started a business I didn’t think it would bother me as much – but it did. Perhaps because when it was said, it was announced to my face (or on the phone), and not in the realm of just not hearing back about a callback or a confirmation, which is lingo for moving ahead with work in the entertainment world. When you get rejected after you audition, you usually don’t hear back from anyone. In the business world it’s a different story, you have to face the rejection head on and emotions tend to be reactive instead of having a cushion of time between “performing” an audition and pitching someone a business plan or selling a product or service.

The way to look at rejection that boomerangs so quickly after a presentation, interview or pitch is to think “what can I do to shoot higher than what this person is missing in my presentation?” Now, this works particularly well if you have either worked with the company or person before so you can evaluate what happened in the past and move beyond it, but also if you are a newbie in business – you can spin your perspective to let it spur you on to bigger and better choices that you may not have considered if you didn’t get rejected in the first place.

Don’t settle, is my point – there are bigger fish in the sea and if not bigger, certainly better tasting ones that will be healthier for your working future self in the long run.




Cannabis, Pot, Marijuana – whatever you call it.


I call it an industry that is exploding exponentially, with a lot of controversy, money to be made and ways to help people battling serious medical issues. Whether you are for or against the legalization of cannabis, it is a groundswell that is not going away anytime soon.

I got called out naming my show “The Talk Around Pot” on Facebook (you know, one of THOSE comments) because “the word pot was made up by the government” to belittle its benefits. In doing a little research, I found this reason made more sense then a government conspiracy: Potiguaya, which means Marijuana Leaves, is where the term “pot” came from.

See? You already learned something.

Whatever you call it, keeping up with the latest will help you make a decision on which side you stand (we wont judge, either side is what is best for you) – this show is a discussion from industry insiders about some staggering facts and conversation we thought would be beneficial to bring to light:

LISTEN HERE: http://latalkradio.com/content/women-011718%20#audio_play


Just Another Year…Or Is it???

I almost called this show “Too Much Thinking” because I feel like we all get caught up in the whole New Year Resolution bit.

In my opinion, if you want to change something or start something new in your life, then why wait for the New Year? JUST DO IT like Nike says.

But then you lose out on the ceremony of it all…the celebration, the official kick-off, the passion of starting something new when the calendar SAYS you should start it.

That’s why we invited Dr. Robi Ludwig back on the show to start off the New Year explaining to us that we’re not completely crazy THINKING TOO MUCH.

New Year, New Thoughts – sit back and enjoy our over-thinking and figure out what’s right for YOU:


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