LEAN ON… DON’T LEAN IN

LEAN ON… DON’T LEAN IN

My husband, Phil, and I own a media production company, Cooke Pictures, in Los Angeles,CA. We’re asked to work on many challenging media projects in countries around the world (I am actually writing this while I’m in Germany). We also speak and teach on faith, media,...
The Wait

The Wait

Ahh…“the wait.” Why is it that it seems harder and harder to wait? I watched a mom at the grocery store the other day as her 2 year old threw himself dramatically onto the floor not wanting to wait. I had to turn away and laugh because waiting is so very frustrating...
After Mother’s Day: God’s Grace Wins

After Mother’s Day: God’s Grace Wins

As a mother, the week after “Mother’s Day” – after all the praise and celebrations have ended, I’ve always taken pause to examine how to do it better. Being a mom in today’s culture is definitely interesting. Just the mere definition of the word “mother” creates...
Hope Rebels

Hope Rebels

The world mourned the death of Carrie Fisher (Star War’s Princess Leah) and then was shocked as her famous mother, Debbie Reynolds, died only a day later in December of 2016. Debbie had been what the industry calls a “triple threat.” She could sing, dance, and act...
Holding Back The Volcano

Holding Back The Volcano

When my daughters were little they loved to sing the song Puff The Magic Dragon. The 1963 hit song was written by Leonard Lipton and Peter Yarrow and was made famous by the trio, Peter, Paul, and Mary. The song is about growing older and the loss of innocence and not...
Pounding The Pavement

Pounding The Pavement

Hollywood is in the midst of pilot season, (no, I’m not talking about flying a plane). Pilot season is when thousands of actors descend into LA and Hollywood to land a role in a pilot program that might get picked up by a television network. It can launch an...