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Monday, June 17th, 2013

Welp.

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  It has been waaaaaaay too long. I mean. I could go through the list of all the things I’ve been up to that has kept me from being more “blog connected”, and yet, if you follow my Instagram, Facebook or Twitter with any amount of emphasis, you’ll get the gist. I’ve been busy. Like championing my second Tough Mudder and proofing a book busy. Meanwhile, whenever I think about the place where my whirlwind journey started, I look lovingly upon this website and know it was here.   I’ve worked through so many debacles and charged through fears, right here.  I was broken to bits and reborn, right here. I’ve shared everything from political rants to stomach failings, right here. I’ve outed horrible relationships and highlighted awesome ones–right here. This blog has been my home and my reality show since 2008 and it’s always bitter sweet when I smell change brewing in the air.   I remember how excited I was when I first updated my original blog, not but a year and some change ago. It was such … Continue reading

Friday, April 19th, 2013

The 5 Minute Meditation.

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  Hello there! So. I’ve been getting like a whole heap of questions behind the scenes about how to meditate. Mostly because I talk about meditation a great deal, not only in my videos, but just in general in my life. So. I figured I’d go on ahead and do the whole “explain what meditation is” thing and then guide you step by step through a very brief 5 minute meditation that anyone can start and fit into even the most hectic of days.   These last few days have been riddled with the kind of violence we all would hope would be reserved completely for movies and yet, when I look at the war and violence on the planet, I see folk who haven’t gotten in firm touch with their fundamental nature–which is spirit. I heard a quote that I think is poignant for this topic: “Prayer is how you ask for something. Meditation is how you hear the answer.”  So.  If you ever never thought mediation is for you or if you ever thought you might want to try, but … Continue reading

Tuesday, April 16th, 2013

I Think WE All Could Use A “Peeps” Talk

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    From the moment I saw the utterly amaze-balls Kid President’s “Pep Talk” video, I knew. I knew I was going to create a pep talk video of my own. It was like a slow burn in my soul. Mostly because I had some things to get off my wings–if you know what I mean. So, with a little help from my dear friend Tobi Gadison and about a week’s worth of computer frustration, we have ourselves a Peeps Talk. I promise, WE ALL need one.

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013

NOW Watch This!!! “Spirit Sense” for “Dummies”: Relax, Relate, FORGIVE.

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Wednesday, January 16th, 2013

Sleepless in “Spontaneous Joy”

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Let’s begin this conversation by saying Happy NEW Year! Wow. We’re in a whole NEW year! Like, last year is a wrap. How did this happen? Oh, right. It happens every year around this time. Fine… Yes. It’s been some time since we’ve chatted via this forum. I’ve been… working on some things. Marinating. Getting my mentals pristine for the changing of the proverbial Aquarian guard.   These last several weeks have been an adventure in every way that means. I’ve celebrated a born day. I’ve rung in a new year. I made loads of appearances. I’ve made new friends. I cleansed. I’ve laughed until my belly ached. I’ve celebrated 5 months on my new radio talk show. My station (and consequently my show by default) won a Philly Hip Hop Award. I made a few more appearances on Good Day Philly talking essentially how we reframe the conversations we have with ourselves. I’ve been exploring my world. Studying. Celebrating the tail end of a very full, very #Awesome, persistently evolving 2012 and planning/preparing myself for the very NEXT level … Continue reading

Tuesday, November 27th, 2012

La Chose Bien Faite.

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I’ve said often that I’d like to go back to school someday. First it was to get my MBA. I decided in my head that if I wanted to truly be great at being a business person, having an MBA would definitely make me dope at it. I let the idea marinate for some time. I looked up great business schools, hung around Wharton’s Small Business Development Center with my business plan in hand, and essentially decided I liked the idea in my head better than in real life.   Like two or three years ago, I tripped over the notion again. This time I was dead set about getting my MS (or was it my MA, MFA?) in television management, plus my MBA. I actually went through the entire process with that one. I secured killer letters of recommendation. I wrote this kick ass purpose statement. I ordered my college transcripts and put every piece in place that needed placing and made sure it was awesome. There was only this one teeny tiny thing. Taking the GMAT. I researched … Continue reading

Monday, November 12th, 2012

Tick…Tick…Tick…

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It’s not often I find myself off my square. It’s not often every part of my being wants to raise up and smack the holy hot mess out of someone in front of me. This doesn’t happen often because I’ve become fairly great at ignoring the ignorant and petty “the bullshit” people like to throw at me because they haven’t a single other thing to do at the time. I normally giggle to myself at such people. I know who they are instantly. I can see right through them. I see their weakness and cowardice. I see the way they use what little power they have to gain absolutely nothing. Not even leverage. When people don’t know who they are, they start ticking like a time bomb. If you listen hard enough, you can hear the ticking sound quite clearly. Tick, tick, tick, tick…   While regular time bombs explode only once, people as time bombs explode, regroup, tick, tick, tick, then explode again. It becomes the cycle of their life.   You watch Scandal? The concept of “the ticking” … Continue reading

Monday, November 5th, 2012

Why I’m Voting for President Barack Obama (Again) AND Why YOUR Choice Matters

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It took a lot of blood, sweat and tears to get to where we are today, but we have just begun. Today we begin in earnest the work of making sure that the world we leave our children is just a little bit better than the one we inhabit today. ~Barack Obama   This post has been a long time coming. While I talk about politics and social issues at length on The Envy McKee Show, rarely do I use this space to dish about that stuff here. It’s my way of keeping this page above the firmament. It’s my way of keeping this space free from the stuff that divides us. My goal here is always to uplevel the kinds of conversations we have with ourselves. This is meant to be a self reflective space. To focus on those things that make us great as individuals. Those things that help us rule ourselves. Those things that move us forward, no matter what the world outside of us is doing.   Politics has become a battleground for our most petty … Continue reading

Saturday, October 20th, 2012

It Only (and always) Gets Better From Here.

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Troubles are often the tools by which God fashions us for better things. ~Henry Ward Beecher   I’m having one of the best, worst days of my life. Ever have one of those? It’s a strange dichotomy, no doubt. Have you ever had any number of significant things begin to unravel in your life and then at the same time, other great stuff happening– so you literally have no idea which side of the pedestrian emotional coin you should be on?   I’m a fan of broad emotional palates. Mine is broooooooad. When I say pedestrian emotional coin, I really mean laugh or cry. Smile or sulk. Surrender or protest. Like you do a coin toss with your emotions and there are only two (emotions)–which starts out awkward–and you recognize there has to be a drastic difference in what you would choose to feel. Otherwise, why do a coin toss?   Meanwhile, since I used that metaphor for seeming ease and grace purposes, I might as well go with it. Even though stuff is in mid-change mode in my life, … Continue reading

Friday, September 28th, 2012

Changing My Mind, Changed My Life.

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 Action and reaction, ebb and flow, trial and error, change – this is the rhythm of living. Out of our over-confidence, fear; out of our fear, clearer vision, fresh hope. And out of hope, progress.   ~ Bruce Barton I got an interesting e-mail the other day. It was  one of those mass e-mail things that happen when you subscribe to somebody’s newsletter. The newsletter in question was from Marie Forleo.  Without any interest in going into much detail, we’ll just say I have a weird relationship with Marie Forleo. I love the insight she shares. The bigger part of me is suggesting to leave it there. And so I shall.    When people say, “you are absolutely in love with yourself” and then say, “I don’t mean that in a bad way”, I guess we believe somehow that being in love with ourselves is a bad thing. I’m sure there’s a sordid history behind it.   For those of you who have spent any length of time on this here blog, you know that I’m a big fan of authentic living. … Continue reading