Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Exclusive! The Cast of Poldark on the Cinematic Second Season

My cover story in the September issue of British Heritage Travel

Besides back to school, cooler temperatures and the sight of the first falling leaves scattered on the streets, September means new television shows! Poldark, one of my newest obsessions, is back for its second season on PBS on September 25. The sweeping, cinematic saga will thrill Anglophiles with its gorgeous Cornwall locations, literary lineage (its based on the novels by Winston Graham) and fine actors. Here's what the actors had to say about the breakout hit. http://britishheritage.com/polark-cast/

Aidan Turner stars as Ross Poldark   Photo:PBS/Masterpiece

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

'Lunch' with Marianne Williamson

'Lunching' with Marianne Williamson was fun and enlightening

For my final 'Lunch' column for the summer, I was excited about sitting down with the iconic Marianne Williamson. The best selling author, motivational speaker and activist was passionate, articulate and warm. I felt like I was lunching with a very smart and worldly wise girlfriend. Her books, going back to A Woman's Worth, have always spoken directly to my heart and her newest one, Tears to Triumph The Spiritual Journey from Suffering to Enlightenment is full of insight and wisdom about how fully experiencing our emotional pain can lead to true healing. Read the full interview here: http://adweek.it/2b4pkjj

Friday, July 22, 2016

Why This Presidential Election is a Nightmare to Adopted Kids Like My Daughter

We are so grateful to have been able to adopt Madeline from China. She has brought us so much joy.

I have written extensively about my experiences as a mother and adoption. I never call myself my daughter's 'adoptive mother' because that is not how I think of myself. I am her mother, my husband is her father. We are her parents, plain and simple. Madeline was born in China, but is an American citizen. Before we left to bring her home to the states, she was sworn in while in my husband's arms at the American consulate. She is proud to be an American -- and has always been no less than confident about her place in this country. This presidential has shaken that confidence -- and I won't stand for it. Words have power -- and I hope these can help stem the tide of racism that is threatening the soul of our country. Here's my latest for The Stir that explains why. Thanks for reading.