HAPPY NEW YEAR: Get in Sync with the Universe for 2018

2018  will be one of those years when you look back and go —

“Whoa! So much has changed for me!”

It’s a LUNAR year amplifying all of your intentions. January starts with a SUPER MOON and ends with an ECLIPSE, which comes every BLUE MOON. We’re looking at MAGICAL BEGINNINGS…

2018 (#2 or Master #11) is about YIN and all instincts FEMININE!

THINK WITH YOUR HEART AND SOUL —

Decide on what ways you want things to be better because it’ll be a highly transformative year. Don’t miss any opportunities. Manifest more of your soul’s purpose and authentic self by being intentional.

Focus on your dreams. Express yourself…be yourself… Let your authentic self out. Be the real YOU!

TRAVEL LIGHT AND LET GO OF THINGS THAT WEIGH YOU DOWN –

Give away things you don’t need.  Finally let go of old hurts within. Open up the windows tonight and let those bad things out! Feng Shui your inner and outer. This is the moment!

LIGHT THE PATH FOR OTHERS  —

Be the creative person you were born to be. Share! Help! Volunteer! Give more of yourself and you’ll wind up with more. It’s the way the universe works. You give generously and so much comes back to you.

So go after your dreams, goals and whatever is bursting from your heart! It’ll be a very good year — let’s all make the most of it!

xo/Evie

 

New Year’s Eve SUPERSTITIONS: Pick the Right Panties

Who knew that on NEW YEAR’S EVE the color of your underwear determines the color of your future for the following year?! Whaaaa?!  I knew about red underwear and the fertility issues, but had no idea I could create my own destiny by choosing the right butt-hugging hue. YIKES! I’ve probably been wearing black on the 31st — the absolute wrong choice! So that explains why things haven’t been going my way for the last few years, career-wise or otherwise. Ugh!

NEW YEAR’S EVE PANTIES COLOR GUIDE

RED for hot-hot passion and maybe a surprise around September. But if checking into Labor and Delivery isn’t in your September plan for 2018, you might go for —

YELLOW for good fortune, prosperity and the ability to pay off your credit card (ahhh, that would be nice) or

GREEN for better luck than last year (yeah, uh-huh, definitely)  or —

BLUE for good health (always a good idea, especially after what I see at the hospital) or —

PINK for luck in love, (romance, YES, true-love YES) or

WHITE for peace, joy and happiness (who doesn’t want that?) —

Not sure yet what I’ll pick. What about you? Let’s just agree that whatever we decide, our panties will not be BLACK! Okay? Deal!

BLACK undies on NEW YEAR’S EVE brings BAD LUCK , and I’ve had enough of that — I’m sure you have too.

Not telling what color I’ll choose, sorry — only one person will know that 😉

Whatever you decide, I wish you a Happy, Healthy, Safe 2018!

xo/Evie

 

 

Evie Stewart’s CHRISTMAS PLAYLIST

getting into the Ho Ho Ho

26 Christmas Songs To Wrap Presents By:

Little Saint Nick
The Beach Boys

What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve
Rufus Wainwright

Santa Claus is Comin’ To  Town – Single Version
Bruce Springsteen

Someday At Christmas
Jack Johnson

Christmas
Rogue Wave

Christmas Baby
Love & Special Sauce

Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer
Jack Johnson

Let It Snow! Let it Snow! Let it Snow!
Sufjan Stevens

Carol Of The Bells
The Bird and the Bee

I Heard The Bells on Christmas  Day
The Civil Wars

Winter Song
The Head and the Heart

Christmas Must Be Tonight
Bahamas

The First Song
Band of Horses Keep Reading»

ER Snafu – HELP!

Yesterday on my ER shift I almost go into cardiac arrest when I realize I’ve just fed a stack of crucial records for a critical Patient (currently in an ambulance speeding toward the ER) through the slot of a trash bin designated for shredding! In horror my eyes land on the big fat PADLOCK blocking my next move!  Nooooo!

Flash-back several minutes —

In the Waiting Room  Triage Nurse Anthony Chan, in his usual pissy mood, shoves two stacks of papers in my hands —

Personally hand this to the Charge Nurse and no one else, STAT! And stick these in the shredder bin. Within your skill-level, Volunteer?

I burst through the doors into Trauma, but the Charge Nurse isn’t there and no one knows where she is. I head toward the nearest Trash Bin to get rid of the other stack, but I run into Dr. A, who distracts me by making my heart beat faster (not my fault). Nonchalantly I slip the papers through the slot, flash him my killer smile and mosey on back to Triage…

I freeze when I spot Anthony Chan. F<#k!

I bolt back to Trauma, now fully aware of my f-up, and beg the clerk for a key to the intimidating padlock, but he hands me a phone number for the Shredding Service instead. Whaaaa?!  A company rep answers my call, listens to my saga, then proceeds to explain he’s in the Midwest. Midwest?! Nooooo! I’m in Los Angeles! I need someone in our hospital to come NOW! And not on a plane.

He puts me on “HOLD” and I experience heart palpitations as Paramedics rush the Patient in, and the Charge Nurse shouts  —

Anyone see the Volunteer?

What Do I Do Now?!

I duck down behind the counter, still on HOLD, mumbling “ohmigod-ohmigod” when — Keep Reading»

Hurricane Harvey: How To Help

courage + resilience

Americans are experiencing a nationwide GULP!

It’s impossible to imagine what the victims of Hurricane Harvey are experiencing — losing loved ones, losing homes, losing everything, while courageously doing what they must to survive and help each other.

Hurricane Harvey IDs The Heroes Among Us

We’ll never be able to thank all of the brave men and women who are rescuing the elderly, the sick, the men, the women, the children, the babies, the most vulnerable, the pets…

life-saving basket

These floods of biblical proportions highlight HUMANITY at it’s finest. We all watch in awe as “The Courageous” risk everything to help those in need, regardless of color, race, religion or documentation.

We all can’t help but wonder —

“What if that happened to me?”

Ways to Help Hurricane Harvey Victims

Let’s send prayers and positivity and do whatever we can to help.

thankful hugs

All Hands Volunteers

American Humane

Austin Pets

American Red Cross

Americares

Direct Relief

xo/Evie

 

 

Feel Good Films: BABY DRIVER and THE BIG SICK

Fun movies are back! Really fun! Movies that make you grin for 2 hours… make you wanna text your friends…make you excited to spread the word on social media.

For a while it seemed like movies were getting darker and more depressing — with overly-flawed characters fucking up, and endings leaving you wondering whaaaaa?

But now that the world is getting darker, films are lightening up and providing a much-needed escape from News that just gets more bizarre with every alert.

Meant to post about these two fab films right after seeing them opening weekend, but got busy-busy and kept putting it off.  Still they stayed with me.  So, here goes…

My two favorite films of 2017 so far are —

BABY DRIVER  –

Edgar Wright’s passion project is totally in sync… the story, the music, the choreography, the cast to die for (Ansel Elgort, Lily James, Jon Hamm, Kevin Spacey, Jamie Foxx.) BABY DRIVER’S got everything going for it from A to Z: Action, Bank robberies, Car chases, Danger, Electricity… you get the picture . For me to love-love-love a movie, it’s gotta have Romance, and it’s gotta have Heart. BABY DRIVER has both! Plus it has chills and thrills!  I can’t say enough good things about this summer surprise. It’s a little bit unexplainable —you’ve gotta experience it yourself.

 

THE BIG SICK —

Speaking of ROMANCE, this is the awkwardest, charming-est, funniest true-life-love story of Silicon Valley star Kumail Nanjiani’s and writer Emily V Gordon’s up-and-down, culturally doomed, physically challenged love-connection. Hilariously written by the couple and produced by Judd Apatow, THE BIG SICK is fresh, funny and frustrating. By the end you’ll feel like Kumail Nanjiani, Zoe Kazan, Holly Hunter and Ray Romano are your own family members you’ll want to hug one moment, murder the next.

BABY DRIVER and THE BIG SICK are the kind of films I’d love to audition for, be cast in, see again for the first time… you get the picture… sigh…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FORMING FUTURES: Actors with GUTS

I love living in L.A. I love seeing Independent Films on opening weekend with Q&As by Directors or Writers or Actors. These usually happen at The Landmark, Arclight or Sundance Cinemas on Sunset. And they’re easy to get into if you buy your tickets online in advance.

Just saw two good films, DEAN and BAND AID, each with Q&A’s led by a lead Actor who’s also the Director and the Writer of his/her film.

Demetri Martin (DEAN) and Zoe Lister-Jones (BAND AID) are the Triple Threats possessing talent that crosses over into just about everywhere. These Hollywood Hybrids have stick-to-itiveness, charisma and the courage to turn their dreams into financed films, Festival Darlings and films that open with Q&As in major cities.

Like me and most Actors (except for maybe Actors like Jennifer Lawrence and Dwayne Johnson) Martin and Lister-Jones became frustrated with a system in which Actors are at the mercy of someone else’s vision and conflicting priorities. Unlike me, they’ve got the balls to go all the way.

Demetri Martin is the heart and soul of DEAN

Martin is more than a Triple Threat, he’s a Quadruple! Yes, besides being the Director, Writer + Talent, he’s also the Illustrator of charming sketches that share the screen with live action and offer insight into the mind and mood of the main character, “Dean.” Martin’s very personal film is about loss, love and coming-of-age. He’s surrounded himself with a talented cast, including Gillian Jacobs, Reid Scott, Kevin Klein and Mary Steenburgen and has allowed them the freedom to do what they do best. The film’s got cool music and cool images. Martin tells his heartfelt story in a very funny and relatable way.

Speaking of relatable, that’s how I’d describe Demetri Martin. He’s hilarious, but never in that typically Stand-up Comic “ON” sorta way. His talent and humor sneak up on you. I loved hearing his stories about his trip to the East Coast to pitch Kevin Kline and how that meal changed everything — or how Martin struggled to stay in character on set when the next day’s location had just fallen through completely.

Zoe Lister-Jones’s BAND AID is about love, pain and rock ‘n roll therapy

BAND AID’S premise spoke to me immediately when I saw the trailer: “Young Couple (Zoe Lister-Jones and fabulous Adam Pally from The Mindy Project) starts a band and turn raw-and-real fights into songs to save a marriage.”

Lister-Jones is the Director, Writer, Female Lead and the actual, songwriter,  so she too is a Quadruple Threat. Kudos to Lister-Jones for hiring an all-female crew and for surrounding herself with smart Actors who are known for comedy, but can expose dramatic truths. Lister-Jones is one of the best parts of LIFE IN PIECES, but you can really see her incredible range and willingness to show vulnerability in BAND AID. Adam Pally’s really impressive in the way he does double-duty with his voice saying one thing, while delivering an even more powerful message with his eyes — particularly in the last Act. Keep Reading»

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