Everyone gushes about how being a grandma is the best thing ever…and honestly, I was skeptical. But…it IS the best. It’s like parenting, but only the good parts of parenting–the love, the joy, the snuggles. Grandparent is like parenting, but without the work, stress & expectations. It’s only love & joy. My friends at KSL’s Studio 5 invited me to show off baby pictures and gush about Kate, and to share some professional advice and tips I’ve learned in becoming a grandma.
Through the years, I’ve noticed certain patterns, even in seemingly benign small talk, that send powerful cultural messages regarding gender, potential, life decisions, and worth. These patterns became even more apparent after I got married and observed the kinds of questions directed to me in comparison to my husband.
After watching yesterday’s “Trump Tape” and hearing Donald brag about sexual assault, I can no longer stay silent. Trump epitomizes the dominator model of leadership. Trump is not an outsider. He is the embodiment of hierarchical ranking and abuse of power through fear force and violence (particularly against women and minorities) that is at the heart of all of our current social problems and global crises.
I sat down with Richie T for a lively and candid interview about moi! I usually do interviews on a particular topic like burnout, self-care, relationships, but no, the topic was my life story. My 21 year-old daughter said she actually learned some new things about me in this interview. Frankly, I was surprised that she actually listened to it! Enjoy.
For more information on The Burnout Cure: An Emotional Survival Guide for Overwhelmed Women
This week on Studio 5, host Brooke Walker did a segment called “Say it in 60,” where she asked me a series of rapid-fire questions for one minute. I answered them on the spot as quickly as I could, and the results were sometimes hilarious!
Watch the video to find out if I prefer manicures or pedicures, diamonds or pearls, and diet Coke or regular Coke. I also reveal my secret talent.
The best part is toward the end when Brooke asks me what I think of when I hear the phrase “power tool.” (Hint: it’s a beauty product!)
Have you ever wanted to know more about how to love your body today? Not tomorrow, but right now? Join me for A Celebration of Real Beauty along with some other amazing speakers on March 9th!
I’ll be sharing tips on how to appreciate your body today, doing a live Q&A, and I just may throw in a song or two…
Saturday March 9th, 2013
10:00 am-6:00 pm (I’m speaking from 2:15-3:00 p.m.)
Thanksgiving Point Show Barn
While I often in a song here and there during workshops and keynotes, It’s been several years since I’ve done a full concert. So when Brigham Concert Series invited me to perform as part of their concert series I thought it would be fun to dust off my guitar, practice piano a bit, and take a musical walk down memory lane.
Since the venue is small, only 100 seats, I thought it would be fun to invite my dad Lex de Azevedo to accompany me on several songs. Who knows? Maybe we’ll break into a little Saturday’s Warrior/My Turn on Earth Medley. It’s going to be a low-key, casual, intimate event. I hope you’ll join me.
THIS Friday, February 8
8:00 PM (Doors open at 7:30 pm)
211 West 200 South
Pleasant Grove, UT 84062
If you have any song requests post them in the comments below or on my Julie de Azevedo Facebook page
Me. Bedazzled. Give me a glue gun, a needle and thread, some sparkly accessories, and voila! By the way, this was for my Wasatch Family Therapy Christmas part on 12-12-12 at 12 noon – how cool is that?!?
“Some Children See Him” is one of my all-time favorite Christmas carols! I captured this recording of my performance tonight on my iPhone at my Dad’s musical Christmas party. My Dad, Lex de Azevedo, is accompanying me on his beautiful Steinway piano – the same piano that I grew up playing my entire life. The older I get, the more I appreciate what a treat it is to be accompanied by a world-class musician (even if he does forget a chord or two).
Featured iUser: Julie de Azevedo Hanks
My iPhone home screen is a fairly accurate overview of my life! A few months ago I responded to a request looking for a health and wellness professional who is a “heavy iPhone user”. I run my therapy practice via my iPhone. I record song demos, attend online courses, and respond to emails, read articles and books, and do most of my social media posting on my iPhone.
Turns outthe interview was for iPhone Life Magazine and I was selected as a “Featured iUser” for the Jan./Feb. 2013 (pg 80).
I guess it’s official. I’m a tech geek.