Closing A Chapter

Today is officially my last day of school at the Ohio Center for Broadcasting, and I’ll be a graduate next week. It has been a challenging, but completely rewarding year. I have made so many friends, and my classmates have become like family. I have had many amazing opportunities and tried things I never thought…

Compassion

Compassion is apparently a virtue I have forgotten lately. The image below, which I found on Pinterest (shocking, I know…), was the wake up call I needed. I need to lose the ego. Stop looking at the past, placing blame, being hurt and angry. I need to forgive. I have confused “being a doormat” and compassion. They…

Rock City Project!

This Saturday, July 28, 2012 I will be emceeing the Rock City Project at Quaker Steak and Lube in Sheffield, Ohio. It is going to be a great event starting at 11am and going till 11pm. We’ll have bands such as pOUT, Thunderstruck, 3SO, Tender Slap, Kristen Wilson and many more on both stages all day long….

A Woman Named Tiana

Tiana has pale skin and bright red hair. She’s eccentric, fun and French. She comes to the bar I work at occasionally on Sundays to have a drink or two and see what band is playing. The first time I met her I didn’t recognize her accent until she asked me for a lemon (“a lee-mon please”)….

Back To Yoga!

Yesterday I went back to yoga for the first time in months. I didn’t realize how much I needed it till I finally went. Shakthi, my instructor, is amazing! He teaches yoga in a way that helps to make me focus. No offense to other instructors I have had, but I’m so in my head that I…

How To Annoy A Bartender

I have 12 years of restaurant experience, 7 of those bartending. Every bartender friend I have, and even random ones I meet and discuss the business, share a list of the same pet peeves. So, I present to you the top things/phrases that piss off and annoy bartenders. Feel free to add one’s that may bother you…

Letting Your Heart Heal

I remember after my first love and I broke up I was devastated. I couldn’t eat, I went out drinking everyday with friends to numb the pain and listened to the sappiest of songs. I remember being in fetal position on the floor sobbing to “Can We Still Be Friends” from Todd Rundgren, “Holding On To…

Shine A Light of Positivity

I’ve had a perfect Sunday morning so far. Woke up, poured a hot cup of coffee and got to catch Joel Osteen on TV. Joel’s message always inspires and encourages me. Today’s message was regarding leaving “deposits” in the world. When he says “deposits” he means leaving encouraging words and actions. Compliment someone today. Help…

Why Are Women Planning Their Weddings Online When Not Engaged?

  My name is Leah, and I’m addicted to Pinterest. Like other Pinterest addicts I have created a motivational, food/spirits, fashion and humor boards. But one I am not doing is my wish list wedding one. I’m not putting down those that do, but it’s not for me. Have I “liked” some wedding picture ideas?…

Reason, Season or Lifetime

My dear friend and mentor Maggie May gave me a great piece of advice a while back. Lately I have started contemplating it. On a piece of paper she handed me the “Reason, Season or Lifetime” lesson. It goes as follows: People always come into your life for a reason, a season and a lifetime. When…