Friday, January 18, 2019

Missy’s Bday: Send Songs and/or Donate To Harlem Non-Profit ‘Rising Leaders’

It’s that time of year again - celebrating the precious gift of life! While that should be an everyday mantra, we all know life can be rough around the edges. But all hope is not lost. Small acts of charity and kindness can stir up the pot and sometimes it’s just as simple as a smile or a great song that motivates us to move in a positive direction.

I’m dedicating this b-day to Rising Leaders, Inc. - a nonprofit that empowers underserved middle schoolers through mentorships and leadership development. Their local NYC chapter is making a difference in the lives of Harlem students. If you know me, I love the kids! Our world needs great leaders and this is definitely one step in that direction. To find out more about Rising Leaders, head to their facebook page: Rising Leaders, Inc.

Here’s how YOU come into play:

If you’re at the NYC B-Day celebration (1/19) - there will be a raffle for a sweet giveaway package. Purchase some raffle tickets! Proceeds are going to the organization. We’ll take venmo or square will take cards.

How to Donate to the B-day Charity:  venmo @MMEnajellc or to my personal fundraising page

Missy's Fundraising Page

We’re hoping to have a wicked playlist, so send us some songs that will keep the night flowing! Click the link below and add songs!

How to Send Songs to the Spotify Playlist: 




My birthday wish is that we continue to move in a positive direction this year, dear 2019. As my fellow Aquarius winter babies know, we flow to the rhythms that life gives us, but we need the sun!

So spread a little sunshine for what I’m hoping will be a great birthday event. Everything happens for a reason and I’m thankful the reason you’re here is to contribute to the sounds for the birthday event and/or to donate to a great cause.

I’d like to thank the local sponsors for their generosity with the giveaways!
Please show a lot of love to Viva Bandida! 

Sunday, November 18, 2018

Soul Session Sundays: There’s No Place Like Home

By Missy E.

Like Dorothy’s infamous phrase she coined when she clicked her red, sparkly heels three times and repeated “there’s no place like home” on The Wizard of Oz, for the sake of the gist of this blog post, Dorothy got it right.

Except I’m here to tell you that we have got to dig a little bit deeper than that.


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Thursday, October 25, 2018

For your viewing pleasure: Back When I Hosted a Pilot TV Show

Recording this TV segment a couple years back was way too much fun! Some of the culture's movers and shakers were interviewed as part of the show's dynamic and unique themes that covered the grounds of hip-hop, lifestyles, music and entrepreneurship. Would love to do something like this again in the future. Keep pushing!




Sunday, October 21, 2018

Soul Session Sundays: “Grief: The Human Experience”


Like you, I Get Caught Up In The Waves of Grief
Like my editor always says, when it comes to the news cycle, certain events don’t change. Thanksgiving will come in November and Christmas will follow in December. 
We cannot escape these holidays from occurring just as much as we cannot escape the reality of life and death - some things are inevitable. 

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Monday, October 15, 2018

In Retrospect: A Soul Session Sunday Post on a Monday Just Because


As an avid sports fan, I apologize for the lack of quality that my Soul Session Sunday post should have contained. Nonetheless, if you're the type to say that I was distracted, well - you're right and I apologize.

If you're the type to say, yep, well her hometown team (Houston Astros) was in the playoffs and her mind was in the right place, but her heart was in another, well - then you're right as well, and I appreciate your understanding.

 That being said, I think that puts to mind the idea of truth and two sides to a story.

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Wednesday, October 10, 2018

"Don't You Want to Be on the Other Side of Things?"

By chubbynavyblue
Guest Blogger


I'm in the car on the way to New Orleans with Reno. We’re drinking and listening to a podcast (you can do that in Louisiana ayee) when he asks me to pause it then proceeds with asking me, "Where have you most experienced white privilege?" 

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Sunday, September 30, 2018

Soul Session Sundays: The Wisdom Behind “Keepin’ it Simple”

“I think the most sophisticated things sometimes can be going back to the simple things. And that’s not always easy.” - Alain Coumont
By Missy E. 

Clutter - yuck. I have never been one who can adjust to messiness and clutter, specifically when it comes to personal space. Blame it on the childhood formation years of growing up in a strict and straightforward Filipino household. Day in and day out, clutter was not a possibility or a reality. Back then, it was a trait that I wouldn’t nor couldn’t adjust to, but out of pure duty and obedience, it was done.


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