Prime Time Emmys

This Sunday at 7e|4p on ABC will be the Prime Time Emmys. Will you be watching? Jimmy Kimmel is the host.


It Is What It Is

Here’s the thing: you can’t rewind the tape. That’s my take on Life and where we may be right now at this very moment.

So enjoy wherever you are, and stop fretting about it and move on. Rewinding the tape does nothing but either depress us or keep us in La-La land and not in this moment in time.

Someone once said to me WHAT IS SO is also SO WHAT!

Do “it” anyway today — whatever “it” might be. Forget rewinding and fast forward!



Miss Know It All

Send your questions to dealingwithdivas@gmail.com:


Dear Miss Know It All,

I am curious as to how many letters or emails you receive and do you ever answer privately? You know, off the record? Thanks.

Want to Know

Dear Want,

The volume varies. It used to be a lot more when I was living and working in Hollywood. But that’s okay. I have plenty else on my plate these days! As to your question about answering “off the record” – sure, I am happy to do that. However, I personally feel that putting this column out here in a public forum does more good than harm.



Stress Busters

I was recently reading a book by author Susan Smith Jones. The funny thing is that I’ve had this book on my shelf for years. Only now did it seem to appeal enough to me to make me want to read it.  It’s called “Recipes for Health Bliss.” Jones is an amazing health and nutrition guru.

Reading her 7 tips for Stress Busting (it’s mostly a food slanted book, obviously), I couldn’t help but realize that all her tips could absolutely be related to the work stress we put ourselves through on a daily basis. See if these “tips” resonate with you? They did me.
1.   Get moving! Sitting behind the computer for 8-12 hours a day isn’t good for you!
2.    Meditate and breathe deeply. Ahh.
3.    Eat a stress-relieving diet. Take stress off of your system by eating more salads, and less french fries.
4.   Keep your body hydrated. Drink that water!
5.   Catch plenty of sleep.
6.   Laugh a lot. This one is my favorites.
7.    Be thankful. Amen.

We get so busy that often we don’t do ANY of the things on that list! I suggest you take a couple of the items on the list and incorporate them in your daily life for a week. Start easy. Try drinking more water and take deep breaths throughout your day. Maybe do a 30 minute walk in the morning (or at night when you get home). I started doing those things first, and they’ve now found themselves into my every day routine. You too can be in a state of bliss. Give it a try!


Plus Size Divas

Did anyone watch Project Runway last week? One of the designers had a gal who some would call a plus size. She was lovely and she was treated just awful by this particular designer. He put her down constantly even telling the judges that he had been put at a disadvantage having to clothe her! They let him know that a client is a client no matter their size.

The outpouring of disdain on twitter was amazing. Even a past Project Runway runner up offered to make this gal an outfit and to honor her.

Anyway, I wanted to share with you a lovely site that honors the plus size amongst us. I rarely find, unfortunately, places that get it.  Please check out Daily Venus Diva.

PS     I understand the popular clothing store, H&M, is coming out with a plus size line soon. Can’t wait to check that out!