For Episode 3 of Be a Better Human, recorded at the lovely Women's City Club of Pasadena, my special guest is "Rae" Rachimah Magnuson a compassionate community leader who grew up in a family of many faiths. She talks about her unique experiences living life with a "blended family" and how her experiences shaped her personal faith today.Read More
For Episode 2 of Be a Better Human, recorded by chance on Juneteenth, my guest is Nicole Lovince, a singer/songwriter, actress, producer and multi-talented creative powerhouse who talks about her experience "trying on" Ramadan and how it impacted her life and her faith.
Nicole or "Niqui Love" as she is called, discusses her Southern religious roots, how they influenced her connection to the Divine and even shares a special acapella performance that will make you feel like you've been to church today...Read More
I love my work. I get to work with beautiful people to create quality content that matters. Here's a BTS (behind the scenes) peek at our recent work with singer/songwriter Jeff Gold.Read More
Ryan Hetrick, a brain trauma specialist who's worked with children on the spectrum for years, has created a powerful documentary that looks at the challenges parents face when raising children on the spectrum, and provides ideas, solutions and hope for the moving forward.Read More
"I try to check in with myself regularly, and it's important. The speed of life and the first world frustrations of traffic, technology and a society that feeds on fake news, can make it hard to maintain balance, but I have set a life goal of staying as kind as possible, as often as possible."Read More
Natalie Asatryan may be young, but she's mighty. She became the youngest certified female yoga instructor in the US at just 12 years of age, and she's working hard to make a difference by partnering with The Unstoppable Foundation - one of my recent faves when it comes to non-profits doing great work.Read More
This beautiful custom painting that she created specifically to support Restoring Balance Autism Recovery is being sold as signed prints. I love the message, and to me, it's a great reminder of hope and of how our daily choices affect our physical and mental health.
“I've seen many families suffer without this practical information, and after I’ve seen the difference first-hand behaviorally in children that have been treated medically, I am compelled to spread the good news about the tools that have helped them to live the dream of more independent lives” - Ryan Hetrick
Read the full press release from Restoring Balance about the project. http://www.prweb.com/releases/2018/03/prweb15375750.htmRead More
This year I was privileged again to work with the "Lady of Fashion," Mrs. Tracee Dundas at New Orleans Fashion Week. The week-long event has been alive and prospering now for 8 years and continues to have a powerful impact in the creative and fashion community of the South.
Photo by Steve HammondRead More
Autism and Recovery are two words we haven't heard put together till recently. I'm excited to be working with an online community that is working to help parents of autistic children with up to date research and knowledge to help them find their family's path to "recovery."
Learn more about the amazing results they've seen over the past few years, and the documentary coming on out in 2018 to share the good news that recovery is possible.Read More
The whole #metoo phenomenon has been a triggering experience for many of us. We lived through it, and then we had to re-live it through the countless stories of women and men across our nation who found the courage to speak.Read More
You've got a dream, and we want to help you reach it. We've invested in the modern mobile gear and have the expertise to help you capture the digital content you need to tell the story of your brand. www.forrestallconsulting.com
Yesterday I had tea with a lovely young man and his mother. Patrick, who now works with me weekly on editing projects for the digital content work we do for clients, is a wonderful fella I've known for a few years now.
He's a shining example of the kind of unique workers we can hire when we look outside the "norm." I met Patrick through the AMVA (www.actorsforautism.org) program that takes young people just out of high school and teaches them practical film/production skills. He's been a terrific asset and his intelligence, wit and work ethic continue to amaze me.Read More
If you know me at all, you know I'm a big fan of practising daily kindness. I think our society, our world, and definitely, our children need to see kindness modelled daily, without strings attached.
*Photos from relief work after Hurricane Harvey/Houston, TXRead More
This week I had the chance to be the keynote speaker at a local Rotary club, and I had a great time. I've spoken at various Rotary Clubs around the city, and every time I am pleasantly reminded of how many gracious and giving people live in this community.Read More
When is the last time you hired someone with physical or mental challenges? Did you know that there is an army of able and eager workers available to you, along with incentives to help subsidize the hire? I'm currently working with a local organization as well - www.fvosolutions.com - to develop training programs to empower more of our "challenged" champions to work in social media/production.Read More
"We are force-fed this mentality that we should have a massive audience, a large platform, a voice that ricochets across the nation with power and conviction, and yet we have not learned to stop, breathe, be grateful and simply LOVE moment by moment." - Shanna Forrestall, Forrestall ConsultingRead More
It’s no secret that the “energy” and “expectations” we carry into each day affect not only us, but the people around us. So as we think about how to grow our influence and our business, it’s worth focusing on what we can do to bring a positive slant to the work we do each day.Read More
Our Mardi Gras Party was a great success because of YOU!
Because of your incredible generosity we were able to raise funds for the Restoring Balance: Autism Recovery online community and documentary project!Read More