Posts tagged gratitude

Celebrating 20 Years

It was 1999. I was an actor in Los Angeles. Having been burned by “golden handcuffs” earlier that decade when I first moved to Hollywood, I knew this time out, I’d only ever cobble together…

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Gratitude First. Then Grind.

I was journaling about perfectionism, enoughness, and how over time — when we’re solution-focused people — we walk into every situation observing problems. Because we’re so focused on solutions. 🤷🏽‍♀️ So on its surface, it…

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Here’s to 18 Years!

July 13, 2001. Keith and I had decided to meet in person after two months of emailing, calling, and falling in love on every level other than physical. ⠀ I flew into Salt Lake City…

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A Letter to Our First Member

I’m going through some pretty heavy-duty upper-limit problems, impostor syndrome, and enoughness fluctuations as we expand Brand Bonnie Gillespie beyond its comfy showbiz niche. What does that mean to you? Well… nothing unless you also…

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888 Days Sober

I remember Googling. I Googled a lot. It was always something like, “How to drink in moderation,” “How to moderate drinking,” and even, “How to negotiate sobriety.” Wow. A whole lot of scrolling, reading, searching……

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Unloveable

This was at our book launch for Self-Management for Actors in 2003. 🎬 We’d been together 2.5 years at this point, breaking my previous relationship record (9 months) and defying all predictions that we’d ever…

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This Time of Year

This is me 18 years ago. Like, almost to the day. Just before I took this photo, I’d journaled that it wouldn’t be much longer before mom would be done with this world. We’d discontinued…

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Live Your Life

Hello you beautiful people! It seems I was just landing at LAX after all my gallivanting and I’m headed there again. Only this time, I’m just dropping off the hubs. He’s headed to Hawaii with…

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1ANEMMY

Congratulations Emmy winners! As always, our buddies over at CastingAbout have already posted a list of Emmy-nominated and Emmy-winning casting directors so you can continue to fortify your show bible with data *and* build those…

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