How Cross Stitching Developed My Creativity and Self-Discipline

Cross Stitching was never really my thing but I found this etsy store that made me reconsider. I bought the pattern but haven’t attempted it yet. Check out the store call dirty cross stitch and yes there are swear words and some mature themes, so you have been warned. They are also edgy and modern. Read about the benefits below and then click on the … Continue reading How Cross Stitching Developed My Creativity and Self-Discipline

How to be happy: Stop being positive and just cultivate neutrality — Quartz

” In practical terms, it means detaching. As a human, you will inevitably feel or think when stuff happens. If you’re stuck in traffic, late for a meeting, and freaking out, feeling bad, that’s OK. There’s no need to put a happy face on a sad day, but—if you don’t resist what is—things will shift without you trying. Likewise when you’re delighting in a win. … Continue reading How to be happy: Stop being positive and just cultivate neutrality — Quartz

Elle Cast 2.7: Jovan Landry Part II

  Welcome back to Alert Aware, Mindful, This week’s episodes features the other half of the interview with the gloriously talented Jovan Landry. I will be posting more of her music on facebook and my blog site ellemadelyn.com Ms. Landry discusses her plans for Synergy dropping on March 15, 2019. She discussed the co-opting of black bodies and mass incarceration. Also discussed is how she … Continue reading Elle Cast 2.7: Jovan Landry Part II

Jovan Landry talks Synergy Pt I

Hello All, Welcome back to my podcast Alert, Aware, Mindful. This week we are speaking with Jovan Landry a rising black, female artist and organizer of Synergy an upcoming ALL FEMALE hip hop album, featuring local Chicago musicians and artists. This is the first of two parts. Jovan Landry PT 1 We talk about her Chicago connections and her roots. We bond like true Chicagoans … Continue reading Jovan Landry talks Synergy Pt I

Alert Aware Mindful Podcast

Instead of this week’s regular podcast I will be focusing on posting tidbits throughout the week to share what awesome inspiring Chicago activities I have seen this month. From the DuSable Museum’s live performance of Harriet Tubman to my participation in February Album Writing Month (FAWM) in speed songwriting and posting.   I will discuss how these all contributed to my everyday self-care and wellness … Continue reading Alert Aware Mindful Podcast