Who Wore The Biggest Earrings?

Atlanta & Company Shenanigans

We ALAWAYS have a blast on Atlanta & Company. This was during a commercial break where we all noticed we each had on BIG earrings! On this day we discussed the Royal Wedding and family drama. We all have it. Lot’s of laughs and always a good time with these ladies.

EDIN Celebrity Dance Challenge

Edin Celebrity Dance Challenge

 

We had an absolute blast dancing in the EDIN Network Celebrity Dance Challenge. Thanks to many amazingly giving people the 7 couples who danced help raise 100k for this beautiful charity. Almost 20% of fatherless women said they, too, suffered from an eating disorder while on their journey through fatherlessness. It was an empowering night. Visit myedin.org to learn more.

Beyond Fatherless Conference

Beyond Fatherless Conference

If you are fatherless or love someone who is, join us June 14-16th in Atlanta for the inaugural Beyond Fatherless conference. Go to www.BeyondFatherless.com to register. I will be speaking about how to transform and reconcile your difficult past into a thriving future.

Even the Royals Have Family Drama

Even Royals Have Family Drama

Photo courtesy of TMZ

Wedding Season is upon us…and even the royals have drama!

If you are like me, you feel sorry for Meghan Markle. She and her father have been somewhat estranged for last 12 years per the reports.

She, like all fatherless daughters, probably wants the fairytale. I am sure she wanted her father to walk her down the aisle. It is unfortunate that under the current circumstances he will not be able to do so.

My advice to her and any fatherless daughter during wedding season is to not let the actions of others take away from your special day.

If you are getting married this season and are fatherless here are a few pointers:

-Allow your day to be surrounded by love. Don’t invite or feel like you have to invite anyone who may make you feel less than loved. You deserve one day to be just about you.

-Let everyone know who or what is off limits to be discussed around you during your special day. You should focus just on that amazing fiancé of yours.

-Choose a gutsy friend to be your gatekeeper. If that Uncle who likes to drink too much starts to get out of hand, give your friend instructions on how to excuse him from the festivities.

-Take some time to talk to your fiancé and his family about any concerns you may have about your family. Getting it all out in the open will free your mind and let you enjoy the day.

-In today’s world it is acceptable to walk yourself down the aisle, have a friend, or even have your mother do the honors. Don’t fret. We make our own rules.

-If your father is deceased, decide how and if you want to honor your father. Perhaps you write a sentiment in your wedding program or dance with your brother for the father-daughter dance. Some brides choose to forgo the dance all together. There are no rules, it is your day!

What is most important is you have found your soul mate. You waited a long time for your fairytale. Make sure you protect it. Don’t let your past have a front seat in your happily ever after.

P.S. Yes! My alarm is set for 5am eastern on Saturday!

The Ladies of Hollywood: Power Trio

The Women of Hollywood

 

I was literally glued to this panel from the front row. Marti Noxon (writer, producer), Amanda Brugel (actress), and Jameda Jamil (actress) were full of knowledge, power, sass, and fortitude.

I can’t explain to you the energy that exuded from the stage while I listened to these women talk about their carft. Their passion was electrifying. Each were generous with their failures, insecurties and dreams reminding us that we were all capable of so much more alone and together.

California always gives me life, but the Girlboss rally gave me so many more dreams to aspire to. Watch out Hollywood!

Girlboss!

Sophia Amoruso

 

What a delight to meet Sophia Amoruso this weekend in LA. She is the epitome of a survivor! We are also twining in the name game. Her mother’s name is Denna and my daughter’s name is Sophia. Must be cosmic.

I never tire if seeing women on the top of their game. She created NastyGal out of an Ebay store, dealt with bankruptcy, went through a divorce only to create something even more powerful in Girlboss.

She is a walking reminder that there is more than one BIG thing in our lives. When you fall down you get back up. When you belive in yourself you can create anything. She is pure power.

Goop!

Goop!

This weekend I was in the front row of the @girlbossrally in LA where I got to listen to Gwyneth Paltrow talk about starting her company… Goop! She is obviosuly beautiful, but her business game is where it is really at. She is full of spunk, oozing with charisma and taking the business world by storm. I left feeling extremely inspired and reminding myself to get back to doing the Tracey Anderson method. Her legs were insane!

Atlanta & Company: Different Parenting Styles

Jon and I had so much fun this week on the panel at NBC’s Atlanta & Company talking about our parenting style. WE have been together 17 years, and I am still learning from this guy. Thank God our styles compliment each other more than they divide us. Except for the fact that he is a complete puch over when it comes to my daughter! We have such a blast on the show. Watch every week day in Atlanta on NBC from 11-12 eastern.

Denna & Jon on the panel

Chrissy Metz: My #WCW

I met this force of beautiful nature last night in Atlanta! She is such an inspiration and an amazing story teller. I am literally binge reading her new book, “This Is Me” right now and can’t seem to put it down. Another inspirational fatherless daughter in the tribe.

NBC’s Atlanta & Company: Real Talk Roundtable

We were at is again dishing on all things happening in the world today on NBC’s Atlanta & Company’s #RealTalk roundtable. Catch #RealTalk weekdays at 12 noon on NBC to get the dish.

Real Talk Roundtable