“Love your bahookie and it will love you back…”

bodymantrasDear Readers,

This is one of my favourite lines in the show I am in opening on Friday.   First of all, I still am so excited to be in a show after such a long hiatus, The show is called,             “My Big Fat Bahookie” -There are many I like from the show,  AND this one helps set the tone… I am very tired because this week is aptly named “Hell Week” in the business.

Also known as tech week, it’s when all the elements of sound, light and costume bring to bear all the hard work of memorization and blocking and it’s really quite something. No matter how many times it happens or I am part of it, whether it’s directing, stage managing or acting — It’s quite the magical experience to see it all come together.. but back to the show….

As has been discussed in recent posts, I have been really enjoying this process and being part of this cast has really helped me to embrace my body (all of it, including my bahookie) and really stand tall and proud to be the weight that I am, the size that I am, the shape that I am.

Being part of this show, has helped me to really exorcise some deeply rooted demons about my own self-worth and the things I say about myself. It has completely changed my relationship with food and helped me to reframe how I talk to myself about myself. I no longer say I am fat, I say, I am sexy and miracle of miracles, I believe it too!

If you read my blog and you live in Austin, or in the nearby environs — check out the show.. here is the link- To check out what all the fuss is about.. check out this link to buy your tickets


If you are not in Austin, and a follower of my blog, first.. again, I thank you, I really appreciate your eyes and ears and hearts and minds, I consider it a great privilege to share my life with you, and thank you for listening.

Second, The Vortex will be doing a live stream so mark your calendars!

April 28th 8pm CST-

here is the link

Live Streaming April 28 at 8pm CST on howlround.com/tv

Also, back to you, my dear reader-

The message of the show is to love yourself just as you are, AND just because you love yourself as you are, does not preclude you from going to the gym or losing weight if YOU want to..

The key to that phrase is YOU, and YOU embrace who you are, and what you are and what you want – don’t let ANYONE else try to tell you what you can or can’t do or what you can and can’t be. Trust yourself, love yourself and embrace yourself!

Think about it…



I sure hope you will attend or tune in and and join in the body love fun!

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