Happy Thanksgiving everybody! To those of you that find the holidays an emotional, spiritual or even financial challenging time of the year, you're in my heart today. Sending you love, peace and joy!
Thursday 28th of November 2013 01:46:21 PM
What's one thing you're thankful for today? I'm thankful for a voicemail I received from my niece on Sunday night telling me she loves and misses me. It was perfect and so what I needed at that moment. I play it everyday!
Wednesday 27th of November 2013 03:03:47 PM
JUSTIFIED Tuesdays return January 7th! Let the badassery commence!!
Tuesday 26th of November 2013 11:22:37 PM
Have a great weekend everyone! Thank you all for your generous and kind messages from Thursday's post. Made me blush. Special shout outs to my elementary, HS, college friends. You know who your are😉. Also love to my uncle and cousins who stopped by😘.
Saturday 23rd of November 2013 03:07:27 PM
A little reflection time this morning in my trailer. Thinking of you all. You good? Wishing you only the best day ever! Go get it!!
Thursday 21st of November 2013 12:38:05 PM
Justified Tuesdays return on January 7th! Oh the shenanigans...
Tuesday 19th of November 2013 02:19:50 PM
Happy Monday!! So you've screamed! You've shouted!! In shock and awe, you've encouraged me and, in some cases, chastised me. LOL!! Well you've been heard! I am now on TWITTER! Yup it's true. Come play with me @EricaTazel. Can't wait to see you there😘
Monday 18th of November 2013 02:33:34 PM
Good stuff happening on set today:) #justified
Monday 4th of November 2013 02:28:33 PM
I love Theater!!! I am glad to call it my home. I truly love that community and all its wonderful artists!! This fine gentlemen, our very own Glynn Turman, was honored last night with The Ovation Award for Best Actor in a Play for Joe Turner's Come and Gone. Our cast took the Acting Ensemble Award and Best Production. THANK YOU LA Stage Alliance! January, John, Karen, Cricket, and Allen, congrats on your nominations!! An amazing night. A great start to the week. NOW...armed with coffee. Off to the JUSTIFIED set. Have a fantastic week everybody!!!!
Monday 4th of November 2013 09:49:56 AM
Hey you! Yes you:) I hope you're having a wonderful week!! #bestfansever
Thursday 26th of September 2013 04:37:30 PM
"The elevator to success is broken. Take the stairs!" - Jenifer Lewis
Friday 20th of September 2013 03:32:26 PM
Congrats to the cast and crew of "Joe Turner's Come and Gone" for our lovely Ovation Award nominations:
Best Production of a Play
Acting Ensemble for a Play
Lead Actor in a Play (John Douglas Thompson AND Glynn Turman)
Featured Actress in a Play (January Lavoy)
I feel very blessed to have been a part of the this wonderful company of actors and artists!
Thursday 19th of September 2013 03:41:29 PM
Today #hoodieupproject will begin releasing its first photos via Twitter and Instagram. This is the photo that photographer Matt Sayles took of me. Organized by the lovely Lesley-Ann Brandt (Spartacus), the "hope is to have a gallery showing or some sort of fundraiser to benefit the Martin Family or an organization that works with black youth. For now, it's our way of standing with and for the Trayvon's and Oscar Grants of the world."
Monday 22nd of July 2013 02:26:44 PM
Thank you for the reminder!
There is something quite beautiful and noble about the individual who recognizes the necessity of participating in the enhancement of another human being. What a feeling feeling when persons close to you seek out your advice and support because they recognize your willingness to "be there" for them in their time of need. You become the go-to person for everyone around you and, for a while, this gives you a deep and personal sense of purpose. Parents, ministers, caregivers, loyal friends, mentors, artists and so many others know this oh so well. I often wonder what our world would look like if more people took this responsibility more seriously, but I also recognize one of the dangers of unchecked selflessness: burnout.
We can get so consumed with doing what we believe to be good and worthwhile that, before we realize it, we have nothing left to give and we feel powerless to rectify our exhaustion.
So many of us frequently empty ourselves for the benefit of others and constantly find ourselves at the brink of burnout. If we do not take time for restoration and renewal, we will not be of service to those we seek to help.
I have discovered that there will be moments in our lives when it will be necessary to be a little selfish about the time dedicated to healing and rest or else the weight of burnout will cause us to emotionally buckle. Today, be a little selfish. Take time for you!
It's Sunday even God took a rest on this day! Be blessed and know that the glory of God is being revealed in and through you! His burden is LIGHT!
Monday 1st of July 2013 03:04:35 PM
Wow! It has been nearly two months since I last checked in. So much goodness this year esepcially the last eight weeks. While it has been extremely busy on this end, I have received all of your kind and encouraging messages, posts and emails. I will start to work my way though those just so you know I have read them and appreciate you taking the time to reach out to me. I REALLY REALLY do. You have no idea!! If you have requested an autographed photo, those will go out some time in the next week ok? Have a WONDERFUL weekend. Remember to be good to yourself and do a little something loving for someone else.
Saturday 29th of June 2013 03:43:46 PM
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