Days 248 - 315: April 1st - June 6th
It’s been quite awhile since I last posted and all I can say is that when I started this blog I really needed to keep myself in the most positive frame of mind possible. Writing what I was grateful for each day got me into an amazing habit that completely transformed my day to day thinking. So, today and all days, I am grateful for love, joy, positivity, and gratitude itself. ...
Days 199 - 247 , Feb 12th - March 31st, 2012
Wow, it’s been awhile since I posted here. So much to be grateful for I don’t even know where to start. I feel like a million things have happened in these last 49 days. Most of all though, I am just grateful that I am healthy and alive and living my dreams. I love that every day I am working towards my goals and persevering though the rough patches. My husband Barry is such an...
Days 173-198, Jan 18th - Feb 11th, 2012
It seems like my days are now absolutely filled with gratitude. There have been so many amazing things that have come into my life lately and it’s incredible that this blog was able to help shift my thinking and open me up to seeing all of the incredible little things that fill up my life every day. For this I am grateful to this blog. Thank you. xx xoxox hels
Days 163-172, Jan 17th-28th, 2012
I am so grateful for my GEEK GIRLS!!! We have a big announcement coming later today! Woohoo! Stay tuned! P.S. You can find us at: https://www.facebook.com/geekgirlscreate YAY! xo hels
Days 160-162, January 14th - 16th, 2012
I am so incredibly grateful that I get to wake up to this fuzzy little bucket every morning!! Madelene is the BEST!!! xoxox h
Days 152 - 159, January 6th - 13th, 2012
Yup, this has apparently turned into my weekly thanks instead of daily, but I’m not going to beat myself up about it. Instead I’m just going to be grateful that I have this blog to come back to. I love reading all of my old posts. They give me the warm fuzzies. Today I am grateful for SAG screeners! I love awards season and I can’t wait to watch all of these flicks. Some...
Day 147 - 151 Jan 1st - 5th, 2012
Holy nuts I’m behind on this gratitude blog, but nonetheless….today I am grateful for the amazing vacation my husband and I are currently having in Hawaii. I absolutely LOVE Oahu and I am so glad that we are chillaxin’ with our first real vacation in 5 1/2 years! WOOHOO!!!! Thanks Hawaii!!!! xoxo hels
Day 146, December 31st, 2011
Today I am grateful for the amazingness of 2011! Some fantastic things happened this year for me and I am so excited to see what 2012 will bring. Manifest destiny baby!!! Woohoo!!! Happy New Year’s Eve everyone!!!! xxoxox hels
Day 145, December 30th 2011
Today I am grateful for Talk Nerdy To Me Lover. I really love writing and I am so happy that Jen invited me on board awhile ago to be the resident “artsy fartsy nerdy blogger” every Friday. I love talking about artsy fartsy stuff and I am a total nerd, so I am in heaven! Thank you Jen Friel and Talk Nerdy To Me Lover! I am so happy that the pieces I’ve been writing for my...
Days 143 & 144, December 28th and 29th, 2011
Yup. I am definitely grateful for my iphone. I have no idea how I did anything without one before. Thank you thank you thank you! xoxoxox hels
Days 141 & 142, December 26th and 27th, 2011
Yesterday and today I was and am grateful for the Mr. Brainwash Art Show 2011 at La Brea and Santa Monica Blvd. I’ll be blogging about it for Talk Nerdy to Me Lover in my post this Friday, but for now here’s a teaser pic… Thanks Mr. Brainwash! xoxo hels
Day 140, December 25th, 2011
Today I am grateful for Christmas day! Barry and I love Christmas day. Instead of getting each other presents we make cards for one another. He always writes me an adorable poem, this year’s was from the POV of our cats! LOL! Today is also a BIG HUGE day of RELAXING!!!! So far we’ve watched three movies today and are about to watch our forth. FANTASTIC! Thanks Christmas for...
Days 138 & 139, December 23rd & 24th, 2011
Yesterday and today I’ve been grateful for my mom’s amazing “advent calendar!” Ever since I was little I’ve gotten an advent calendar every Christmas and this year’s calendar was awesome! The best part is that the calendar is actually a box full of fun little gifts that my mom placed in bags she made by hand. She is so amazing!!!!! Thanks Momma!!!!! xoox ...
Days 136 - 137, December 21st and 22nd
I am grateful for my grandmother. She is an incredible woman. Even though she is now living with Alzheimer’s, the core of who she is is still very much the same. She is strong and vibrant and I love her with all of my heart. Thank you Granny for everything you have taught me and for being you ;) xoxoxoxoxo hels
Days 131 - 135, December 16th - 20th
The last five days I have been thankful for family. Last night I arrived at my parent’s house for a quick visit and my 2 half sisters and one of my half brothers were there! (half of my rad family watching youtube videos) (my awesome dad!) We had a fantastic night and are just hangin’ out eating all day. YUM!! Thanks family! xo hels
Days 129 and 130 , December 14th and 15th, 2011
The past two days I have been grateful for Greg and Lex from Longlost Pictures. I absolutely LOVE these two and I am so grateful that they were the team who shot all of the vids for our Christmas edition of Songs From… YOU TWO ARE AMAZING!!!! Thanks Greg and Lex! xoxo hels
Day 128, December 13th, 2011
Today I am grateful for the NOH8 Campaign. I have so much to say about this wonderful campaign, but I’m going to save that for my blog post on Friday in “Talk Nerdy to Me Lover.” For now I will just say I am endlessly grateful. xoxxo hels
Day 127, December 12th, 2011
Today I am grateful for Meryl Streep and this fabulous post. xoxo hels
Days 122 to 126, December 7th to 11th, 2011
I am so grateful looking at this blog and realizing that I haven’t posted in 4 days, but that it’s because I’ve been super artistically fulfilled and busy and have felt incredible gratitude the whole time. I love singing. Sometimes I forget how much. My friend Brian and I have been working on a project that we are releasing on December 15th. It is something we decided to do...
Day 121, December 6th, 2011
Today I am grateful for Wordpress. Yup, I used to curse Wordpress and now I am super thankful for it. I’ve finally gotten to the place where I don’t feel like tearing out my hair while building sites. Now, I’m definitely still a novice, but I can get the job done. Thanks Wordpress! xo hels
Day 120, December 5th, 2011
Today I am grateful for the freaking badass green juice that I make in my Jack Lalanne Power Juicer Pro. Pretty much every day I take a juice with me “to go” to start my morning. I juice up cucumber, celery, green apples, kale, lemon, orange, and ginger. Woohoo!!!! Thanks “mean green” juice!! xo hels
Day 119, December 4th, 2011
Today I am thankful for waking up to this amazing monkey cat! I freaking LOVE Madelene. She is BOMB. xo hels
Days 117 and 118, December 2nd and 3rd, 2011
Today I am grateful that I haven’t been beating myself up over the fact that I’ve been missing days on this blog and having to put days together…like today. In the past I would have been really hard on myself for not posting every single day, but now I’m much easier to forgive myself. This blog afterall is so that I can stay in gratitude and beating myself up is pretty...
Days 114, 115, 116 November 29th, 30th, and...
For the past three days I have been BUSY and I am very grateful for that. I’ve been filling my days with new projects and feeling artistically alive! More grateful details to come! xo hels
Day 113, November 28th, 2011
Today I am grateful for my husband’s amazing soup making skills! Barry made carrot ginger soup from scratch and it is AMAZEBALLS!!!!! Thanks B-Dawg!! xo hels
Days 111 and 112, November 26th and 27th, 2011
Today I am grateful for my mom’s migraine cure all. Hot water bottle on the hands and an ice pack on the head. I had a migraine this weekend and this magic remedy (plus Advil) is a god send. Thank you momma. xoxo hels
Day 110, November 25th, 2011
Today I am grateful for the new documentary online series Missions in Action. I found out about this series because of Alexandra Boylan who told me her brother Alex was doing a new show. I tuned in and the tears started flowing. I’m Filipino and lived in the Philippines when I was young. I went back with my Dad in 2005 and these people’s stories really hit home for me. I feel a...
Day 109, November 24th, 2011
Today I am grateful for tofurky. My husband and I had a wonderful Thanksgiving day, and I am grateful for many things today including the awesomeness of Tofurky! Thank you Tofurky and Happy Thanksgiving everyone!! xoxoxo hels
Day 108, November 23rd, 2011
Today I am grateful for the amazing “geek girls panel” ladies…aka) Kristen Nedopak, Leah Cevoli, Stephanie Thorpe, Jessica Mills, and Crix Lee. (And extra grateful shout out to Dane Storrusten for being the awesome token man making sure tunes were playing and wine was flowing.) Tonight I got together with all of these awesome gals that I was on the “geek girls”...
Day 107, November 22nd, 2011
Today I am grateful for these beautiful flowers that Barry brought home for me. I love you B-Dawg!!! Thank you!!!! xoxox hels
Days 105 and 106, November 20th and 21st, 2011
Yesterday I was, and today I am…grateful for tv comedies…specifically 2 Broke Girls. When I’m feeling blue there is nothing like a good laugh and I’ve been loving 2 Broke Girls. Thank you for the all of the giggles!!! xo hels
Day 104, November 19th, 2011
Today I am grateful for Risa Bramon Garcia’s “99 Actors Day.” I was stoked to be among a ton of proactive actors today including the lovely Jackie Clifford, Alex Santori, Stacey Ann Shevlin, Sarah Deakins, Tara Tomicevic, Lizza Monet Morales, and Kevin Ashworth. (Click on the pic above for video ;) We had the great honor of listening to wonderful film, tv, theater, and...
Day 103, November 18th, 2011
Today I am grateful for my kettle. I love chai tea and I am so stoked to have hot water from my lovely little kettle to make my tea with at the end of a long day. Mmmm…decaf chai, here I come! xo hels
Day 102, November 17th, 2011
Today I am grateful for UStream and Tim Pool from The Other 99. My husband and I spent today glued to our computers watching Tim’s live streaming footage. Thank you Tim for keeping us and the over 600,000 other viewers informed every second. You are amazing. xo hels
Day 101, November 16th, 2011
Today I am grateful for Amber Krzys and the Body Heart Campaign. I participated in the Body Heart Campaign as a “positive role model” when it was just beginning, and I am so incredibly in awe of the amazing things that Amber has done with it in the last year and a half! This is such an incredibly important campaign that is all about liberating women and helping them...
Day 100, November 15th, 2011
Today I am grateful for Thirsty Girl Films and their documentary Gwapa ‘Beautiful’. They are currently crowd funding via indiegogo for this wonderful documentary and I am so inspired by what they are doing. I am half Filipino and spent time living in the Philippines as a child. I went back with my father in 2004 and the poverty there rocked me to my core. This is such an...
Day 99, November 14th, 2011
Today I am grateful for free Wi-Fi at Starbucks. I love being able to sit with my chai tea and work for a couple of hours in a space that isn’t my home office. Thanks Starbucks Wi-Fi! xoxoo hels
Day 98, November 13th, 2011
Today I am grateful for our gas fireplace. It is so wonderful to be able to hang out by a warm fire at the end of a long day. Thank you awesome fireplace! xo hels
Day 97, November 12th, 2011
Today I am grateful for Barbara Deutsch. Barbara has been my career coach for the past 7 years and she is phenomenal. Today she had a signing for her new book ”Open Up or Shut Up” at Samuel French on Sunset and I am super stoked for her! And lucky me, I ran into my favorite red carpet host, the lovely Erin Brown! (Check out the carpet we’re standing on…that’s...
Day 96, November 11th, 2011
Today I am grateful that it’s 11:11:11. xo hels
Days 94 and 95, November 9th and 10th, 2011
Well…unfortunately I missed yesterday, but instead of beating myself up, I’m going to say that yesterday I was grateful for the movie “In Time” (although not perfect, it was still very fun), and today I am grateful for the IAWTV writer’s workshop. Both “In Time” and the writer’s workshop fueled me creatively. I love seeing movies that make my...
Day 93, November 7th, 2011
Today I am grateful for the adorable Brian Rodda. No one can sing a Broadway show tune quite like him. Thank you Brian for always making me smile. You are my partner in song crime ;) xo hels
Day 92, November 6th, 2011
Today I am grateful for Sara Borck, Matt Borck, and Adam Littledale. Sara and I have been friends forever….since we were like, eleven. She is one of those friends who, no matter how long it’s been, it’s like not a day has gone by since we last spoke and I love her dearly. Adam, her brother is incredible and I’ve known him just as long and consider him family. And Matt,...
Day 91, November 6th, 2011
Today I am grateful for Kristen Nedopak, Leah Cevoli, Cricket Lee, Stephanie Thorpe, and Jessica Mills. I had the great privilege to speak on a panel at Comikaze today with these incredible ladies! They are all AMAZING and I am so honored to have been able to sit alongside them. Thank you all for being such an inspiration!!!!! xooxoxox hels
Day 90, November 5th, 2011
Today I am grateful for the time change. Another hour of sleep = awesome!!!! xoxo hels
Day 89, November 4th 2011
Today I am grateful for corn flakes. Sometimes nothing hits the spot late at night like a bowl of organic corn flakes from Trader Joes with Almond Milk! MMMMmmmm. xoxox hels
Day 88, November 3rd, 2011
Today I am grateful for The Griddle. On date days Barry and I love to grab the veggie burger “too hot to handle” style with no sauce and no cheese aka) vegan at The Griddle. It’s AMAZING!!!! Thanks Griddle!!! xo hels
Day 87, November 2nd, 2011
Today I am grateful for this crazy video!!! Holy UFO Batman!!!!! xoxoxo hels
Day 86, November 1st, 2011
Today I am grateful for TV. I really needed to just chill out and relax tonight, and thanks to some great shows I’ve been able to zone out and live in the land of the CW and FOX. Thanks television! xoxox hels
Day 85, October 31st, 2011
Today I am grateful for Halloween. I am grateful for this day for many reasons but most of all b/c it’s one day out of the year when grown ups are allowed to be kids and dress up. I freaking LOVE it! In fact, I was in a costume shop in Hollywood last week looking for some props for a photo shoot instead of a Halloween costume (see above photo), and I got kind of choked up and teary...