How to clean up your life one mess at a time

Boy, oh boy… 2015 has started off with a lot of bangs! At the end of last year, my husband and I decided to fly by the seat of our pants and buy the house of our dreams (and by […]

Hollywood Zen

Five ways to Hollywood zen

I’m a single, independent writer/producer over 25 (be quiet) and even though I’ve been studying yoga and meditation for 20 years, participated in 4 silent retreats and lived in an ashram, I still get stressed. Yoga’s not a cure-all. Nothing is. Having a […]

Lauryn Hill

Lauryn Hill

“Everything we do should be a result of our gratitude for what God has done for us.”
– Lauryn Hill


What ‘Hollywood Journal’ is grateful for…

Ashley Ballard – My beautiful family, the love and support we share, health, joy, laughter, strength, our talents and the freedom to share them! Jaime Becker – My family. Duh. Such a cliche, right? Better yet I should say I […]

Roberto Benigni

Roberto Benigni

“It’s a sign of mediocrity when you demonstrate gratitude with moderation.”
– Roberto Benigni

Syd Field

Thank you, Syd Field

For Thanksgiving, I was going to write a piece about all of the wonderful mentors I have been so grateful for over the years… but with the unexpected passing of one of them last week, I decided to make this […]

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