Follow those dreams of yours!


We all have dreams. Things that we wish to accomplish. Goals we are trying to reach. How do we get to these dreams? How do we build our empire? I’ll give you a tip. You’re going to be amazed at how simple this is.

Theres always that moment where you realize what you’ve been doing wrong and where you need to go from here. I have that moment every week when I speak with my consultant over at BBR Productions. It gets drilled into my head. Honestly, I need to hear it every single time too.

If you did one small task everyday for 365 days, you would be that much closer your goals. I am very much trying to live by example. The last few weeks, my to-do list has been compiled of 7 tasks and by the end of the week, I have completed one task every day. It’s no secret why this method works. But it truly is life changing.

Since practicing this method I have been more focused, dedicated and on track. Let me know how it works for you and your dreams!



Ever feel like you’re just not doing something right? Or your not moving? Feeling stagnant? It’s been a rough few months for me. I was starting to feel unmotivated. It was hard for me to self  start on the daily tasks that needed to be done. 

What can you do when you feel like that? Well I have a Thomas J. Bellezza who pushes, and kicks my butt when needed. But besides that… I got a gig. This gig was just what I needed to start feeling like the actress I know I am. 

Since that gig, I have made connections with individuals I never would have met otherwise. And have started a small snowball that will continue to grow…. Or rather created a domino effect. When one falls the rest will follow…. I can feel how busy my life is going to become. 

If I could give you any advice… Keep moving. Keep pushing. Keep following those big dreams of yours. Something is bound to happen sooner or later. Never give up!



What great advice! Go out there and do something you love. Something that will make your heart smile. It’s worth it!


I’m off to a film festival…

There’s just something about celebrating film that makes me happy.

I wish everyday was a film festival day!

I don’t really have any advice for today other than to do something you love and be fearless- and celebrate something you care about. Bring your spouse flowers…go paint a new painting if that’s what you love…take a dance class..

Peace, Love

& Soulshine

Xxo Carmen

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Last weekend my consultant, Thomas J Bellezza
( ) and I went over to the Players Theatre in Manhattan to attend an acting workshop led by Mr. Alan Gordon. I was so excited to be surrounded by people with passion and a zest for life.

Upon walking up the stairs I was immediately greeted by Mr. Gordon himself. At that moment, it was clear how excited he was to be able to teach this workshop and meet all of these new people.

Once we were seated in the room, Mr. Gordon began promptly with the material of the Meisner technique and giving ample examples of the technique using professional actors. Everyone was then given a turn in the first round of repetitions. This cycled through 3 times with plenty of time given to each student. By the end of the three hours we had a fairly good idea of what this workshop was all about.

Everyone takes something different away from every experience. For me, this was a great reminder that living in my head is a dangerous place. I feel that I can also use this lesson in life and not just in my acting. Learning to be more present when i am talking with the people in my life. Thanks to Mr. Gordon for a wonderful workshop and filling it with such talented people.

Positivity breeds positivity


I have always been a firm believer in the power of positive thoughts. 2014 was a particularly rough year for me. With 2015 here, I felt that there was no better time than to let go of all the things that were no longer serving me. Most of those things were residual emotions from last year that I was holding onto.

When the clock struck midnight making it 1/1/15, I was a new person. With new ideas and new feelings about my life. Positivity was always a mantra of mine, but this year was different. I felt it in my bones.

Now almost 6 weeks into the new year, I can feel the difference. I can smell it in the air. After letting go, I have surrounded myself with positivity. Let me tell you, since I have started this new life… only positive things have come back to me.

Stay positive.


Comfort Zones



When I sit back and think about the person I was yesterday, a week ago, a month ago, last year  or even years ago… I realize that I am constantly jumping out, busting at the seams of my comfort zones. I am breaking the boundaries and moving forward. Staying stagnant in one place can only get you so far, but when you start moving and facing fears is when you truly grow as a person.

In the last few months I have pushed myself in ways that scare me. I drove in NYC to set. Me. the girl scared to death of driving in that craziness…. did it. I feel like I could conquer the entire world.  Currently I am working on coming out of my shell. Saying “hi” and “bye” to people in every place that I visit. Its hard for this girl who has become a quiet little mouse over the years. New adventures means new Courtney.

I can’t wait to see what comfort zones I break in the next few months.

Life is good.



With good things on the horizon I can’t help but stop and think about how I got here. This is that change I mentioned in a previous post. It truly is amazing when you sit back and think about the connections you’ve made and how they’ve encouraged your journey.

I am forever grateful to be moving forward. Working on my dreams.

Now that this change is staring me in the face… I am more anxious and completely at ease with it. I’m excited and scared. But I’m absolutely ready for it!




Change has always been a scary concept for me. Im not sure why or where it stems from. Even when things really NEED to shift, I always find it difficult. However, I am pleased to report that I have begun to take the steps to change my life for the better. 

I began working with a consultant (BBR PRODUCTIONS), together we are working on a plan to get my life on a track so that I may follow my dreams and support myself while doing so. I have lists of things to do, people to contact, and things to work on and every day i will be completing a little bit at a time. 

I am determined to make this change. This change is going to be the best change of my life. Despite how scary this ride is going to be. I’m ready for it.