Friday, August 15, 2014

OVERCOME REJECTION IN HOLLYWOOD ~ LYDIA CORNELL on DIGITAL BUZZ

Two Consciousness Journeys Out Of Deep Depression

Two Consciousness Journeys Out Of Deep Depression - from Tony Lobl's UK blog


Having seen so much conflicting opinion circulating about depression and suicide since the passing of Robin Williams, I wanted to put a little hope out there

My heart goes out to Robin Williams and his family. My heart goes out to everyone suffering from depression. My heart goes out to anyone tempted to commit suicide. I can't speak as an expert about either suicide or depression. But I can offer this adapted blog with two stories of hope, showing that sometimes celebrities and the rest of us can find full and final freedom from such ordeals - in life, not death.


Singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen’s latest UK tour was a great success, earning him the now customary rave reviews.
His personable presence and his poetic and melodic songs continue to bring joy to an age-diverse audience around the world.
Yet along with his now iconic status as one of the great veterans of the live circuit he brings with him an open secret - for decades he suffered from “acute clinical depression”.
To alleviate the suffering Cohen took all kinds of prescription drugs but “none of them worked” and all “were disagreeable, in subtly different ways” he told journalist, Mireille Silcott.
“I was told they all give you a ‘bottom’, a floor beneath which you are not expected to plunge.”
“And?” - the reporter asked.
“I plunged.”
That failure of drugs to make a dent in the darkness turned the Canadian poet-troubadour in a deeper direction.
“What happened was that somewhere along the line I understood this question had to be addressed at the fundamental level of consciousness”, he told an LA broadcaster.
Finally, 14 years ago, his depression lifted for good in what he has described as a sweet moment of unfamiliar normality. Cohen doesn’t offer a definitive take on what finally brought about the change. But his words point in a direction many have found pivotal to both mental and physical healing - he broke free from self-preoccupation.
“When you stop thinking about yourself all the time, a certain sense of repose overtakes you. It happened to me by imperceptible degrees”, he concluded.
Perhaps this is this one of the lessons that “the heart beneath is teaching to the broken heart above”, as Cohen poetically puts it in “Come Healing” on his most recent album Old Ideas.
In the song he describes the symptoms in need of healing as a “troubledness” that’s concealing an “undivided love”.
That beautifully articulates what a friend of mine experienced. Right where a deeply troubled thought seemed so all-encompassing he learned it was simply concealing the calm, loving nature that’s native to all as the children of divine love.
At the time my friend was suffering from a clinical depression that had endured with suicidal tendencies for eight years despite him having received top medical care and taking well over 9,000 drugs. When he felt he was at the end of his tether he was introduced to the spiritual healing approach of Christian Science by his dad, and after some months of engaging with its ideas a Bible passage triggered an unexpected recognition in him that he was divinely loved - completely and unconditionally cared for.
‘I heard these words of the Apostle Paul: “For in him we live, and move, and have our being,”’ my friend wrote of this moment. He continued: “That idea—that my life was wholly spiritual, and not at all material—just burst through the mental clouds. I had this glimpse—a revelation—of spiritual reality and the complete freedom it includes. It felt as though chains had fallen from me.”
That liberating insight was the beginning of the end of his “long and dark journey of trying to find a way out, to find health and some sort of normality”.
The conviction of being in an unbroken, and unbreakable, relationship with the Divine gained ground over several more months until first the drugs and then the depression itself gave place to a secure, spiritual sense of self-worth. That finally opened the way to a normal family life and a successful, globe-trotting career - things that had seemed completely out of reach.
Jesus once said that “the kingdom of God is within you”, an idea explained in Mary Baker Eddy's Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures as meaning just what my friend found, that harmony and health are “within reach of consciousness here”.
Such healing ideas point to the true source of our consciousness - the ever joy-filled divine Mind - which can pierce, and at times disperse, even the darkest of depressions.

https://www.linkedin.com/today/post/article/20140814234510-14383197-two-consciousness-journeys-out-of-deep-depression

This is Leonard Cohen’s beautiful song, graced by the angelic voices of The Webb Sisters, which includes the verse: 
‘O, troubledness concealing 
An undivided love 
The heart beneath is teaching 
To the broken heart above’
Below is a video of my friend telling of his experience of finding full freedom from depression.


Tuesday, July 29, 2014

LYDIA CORNELL STARRING with HALLMARK CHANNEL'S MARK STEINES IN HOLLYWOOD SHORTS

I am starring with Hallmark Channel's Mark Steines in Hollywood Shorts tomorrow night! It's a series of 10-minute plays written by Emmy award winning writers, starring TV and Film actors. Come see us - only 2 more Wednesdays! Limited run! 

ONLY 2 MORE PERFORMANCES! Tomorrow night Wednesday, July 30 at 8 PM and August 6!


Come see us live onstage this Wednesday with   in "Obstacle #5"

Erin J. Morgart Tres, Trevor Coppola, Issac Taylor, Lydia Cornell, Mark Steines, Max Schlossberg, DiLee


Mark Steines, Lydia Cornell, John Tesh, Connie Selleca
Candyce Milo, Lydia Cornell, Richard Horvitz

Michael Spound, Lydia Cornell, Pete Gardner

Max Schlossberg, Lydia Cornell, Pete Handleman




Candi Milo, Lydia Cornell, Paul Pape, Richard Horvitz

Tony Nunes, Man with Arms, Richard Horvitz, J. Teddy Garces 

Evan Arnold, Tony Nunes, Someone's Arms, Richard Horvirz, Lydia Cornell, J. Teddy Garces

Tony Nunes, Evan Arnold, J. Teddy Garces, Richard Horvitz, Erin Murphy



NEWS RELEASE Press Contact: Jake O’Flaherty 

“HOLLYWOOD SHORTS”
Runs: July 9 - August 6, 2014 Wednesday nights only @ 8pm
Buy Tickets: Brownpapertickets.com or Goldstar.com 
Whitefire Theatre 13500 Ventura Blvd. Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
Running Time: 90 minutes Website: whitefiretheatre.com or 818-990-2324
Special Theatre Info:
Concessions
Wheelchair Access
Valet available at Boneyard Bistro (across the street) 13539 Ventura Blvd. for $4.50

Please join the Whitefire Theatre in our dedication to developing original works as we proudly present the return of the hit show “HOLLYWOOD SHORTS”, with all NEW original short plays performed by an exciting lineup of 24 TV & Movie actors and written by Award Winning TV & Film writers in this amazing round of 8 rapid –fire, 10 minute original short plays featuring themes such as a motley group of BBQ Dads; a college reunion gone wrong, then all too right; a loving couple’s sparring debate over healthy eating; 2 Latin lovers take us all over the map; 1 woman’s look back at the 2 men she loved; breaking up over brunch, with help from the waiter & more! Hollywood Shorts will keep you on your toes and remind you that great things often come in small packages. Playwrights Michael Sardo (Rizzoli & Isles); Bob Colleary (Touched By An Angel); Gary Dontzig (Murphy Brown), Tom Seeley (The Jeff Foxworthy Show), Kathleen Bird York (Oscar Nominee for “Crash”), Russ Woody (Drew Carey Show), Ed Horowitz (La Femme Nikita), Andy Rooster Bloch are the award winning TV & Film writers premiering their original short plays.

Starring: Mark Steines (Hallmark’s Home & Family host), Lydia Cornell (Too Close For Comfort), Paul Pape (Saturday Night Fever), Michael Spound (Hotel), Pete Handelman (The Mothman Prohpecies), Sean Bolger (Chicago Fire), Scott Krinsky (Chuck), Gregory James (Jilted), Tony Nunes (Pastor Greg), Erin Murphy (Bewitched), Michael Monks (End of Watch), Spencer Garrett (Iron Man 3), Lydia Cornell (Too Close For Comfort), J.Teddy Garces (NCIS-LA), Teresa Ruiz (Major Crimes), Pete Gardner (Eagleheart), Lisa Pescia (Body Chemistry), Sophia Louisa Lee (The Betrayal), Clarinda Ross( United States of Tara), William Cannon(Into The Woods), Max Schlossberg (Brothely Love), Candi Milo(Wilfred), Richard Horvitz (Crazy Stupid Love), Jackie Falcon (Bloodlines), Jerry Butey (Necrolectric), Brian Drolet(The Hills),( Evan Arnold(Garfield) & Jake O’Flaherty(Weeds). Directed by Moosie Drier & Bryan Rasmussen. Produced by Jake O’Flaherty.


Starring: Mark Steines (Hallmark’s Home & Family host), Lydia Cornell (Too Close For Comfort), Paul Pape (Saturday Night Fever), Michael Spound (Hotel), Pete Handelman (The Mothman Prohpecies), Sean Bolger (Chicago Fire), Scott Krinsky (Chuck), Gregory James (Jilted), Tony Nunes (Pastor Greg), Erin Murphy (Bewitched), Michael Monks (End of Watch), Spencer Garrett (Iron Man 3) J.Teddy Garces (NCIS-LA), Teresa Ruiz (Major Crimes), Pete Gardner (Eagleheart), Lisa Pescia (Body Chemistry), Sophia Louisa Lee(The Betrayal), Clarinda Ross( United States of Tara), William Cannon(Into The Woods), Max Schlossberg(Brothely Love), Candi Milo(Wilfred),Richard Horvitz(Crazy Stupid Love), Jackie Falcon(Bloodlines), Jerry Butey(Necrolectric), Brian Drolet(The Hills),( Evan Arnold(Garfield) & Jake O’Flaherty(Weeds). Directed by Moosie Drier & Bryan Rasmussen. Produced by Jake O’Flaherty.

LAST 2 PERFORMANCES! ~ TOMORROW NIGHT ~ COME SEE EMMY-WINNING ACTORS AND WRITERS IN HOLLYWOOD SHORTS

I'm starring with Hallmark Channel's Mark Steines in a short 10-minute piece written by an Oscar nominee. 

Is Hollywood a harsh industry town? How do you survive as an actor or creative person here? Acclaimed Whitefire Theatre producer/actor/acting coach Jake O'Flaherty talks about Hollywood Shorts, Summer Shorts, how to make it in Hollywood! Whitefire Theatre director Bryan Rasmussen directs Hollywood Shorts! come see our last two performances Wednesdays only ~ July 30 and August 6. Air-conditioned SUMMER FUN! Emmy-award winning writers, TV and film stars in a series of short 10-minute plays…

NOMINATED FOR A STITCHER AWARD: THE LYDIA CORNELL SHOW on BEATS and EATS http://beatsandeats.net/2014/07/28/lydia-cornell-show-6-acting-coach-jake-oflaherty-producer-whitefire-theatre-hollywood-shorts/

http://www.whitefiretheatre.com/Whitefire.html













http://beatsandeats.net/2014/07/28/lydia-cornell-show-6-acting-coach-jake-oflaherty-producer-whitefire-theatre-hollywood-shorts/

Whitefire Theatre's Acclaimed Acting Coach Jake O'Flaherty!! ~ Hollywood Shorts ~ How to Make it In Hollywood ~ WhiteFire Theatre Conservatory ~ Acting 101

Acclaimed Whitefire Theatre producer/actor/acting coach Jake O'Flaherty talks about Hollywood Shorts, Summer Shorts, how to make it in Hollywood! Whitefire Theatre director Bryan Rasmussen directs Hollywood Shorts! come see our last two performances Wednesdays only ~ July 30 and August 6. Air-conditioned SUMMER FUN! Emmy-award winning writers, TV and film stars in a series of short 10-minute plays...MondayMadness RU an aspiring#actor? Here's some tips from #Hollywood legends! http://t.co/t2IgPRkZRAhttp://t.co/NRaKmf7f0D

Monday, July 28, 2014

HOW TO SURVIVE IN HOLLYWOOD ~ THE BUSINESS OF ACTING

Is Hollywood a harsh industry town? How do you survive as an actor or creative person here? Acclaimed Whitefire Theatre producer/actor/acting coach Jake O'Flaherty talks about Hollywood Shorts, Summer Shorts, how to make it in Hollywood! Whitefire Theatre director Bryan Rasmussen directs Hollywood Shorts! come see our last two performances Wednesdays only ~ July 30 and August 6. Air-conditioned SUMMER FUN! Emmy-award winning writers, TV and film stars in a series of short 10-minute plays…

NOMINATED FOR A STITCHER AWARD: THE LYDIA CORNELL SHOW on BEATS and EATS http://beatsandeats.net/2014/07/28/lydia-cornell-show-6-acting-coach-jake-oflaherty-producer-whitefire-theatre-hollywood-shorts/

http://www.whitefiretheatre.com/Whitefire.html












http://beatsandeats.net/2014/07/28/lydia-cornell-show-6-acting-coach-jake-oflaherty-producer-whitefire-theatre-hollywood-shorts/

Whitefire Theatre's Acclaimed Acting Coach Jake O'Flaherty!! ~ Hollywood Shorts ~ How to Make it In Hollywood ~ WhiteFire Theatre Conservatory ~ Acting 101

Acclaimed Whitefire Theatre producer/actor/acting coach Jake O'Flaherty talks about Hollywood Shorts, Summer Shorts, how to make it in Hollywood! Whitefire Theatre director Bryan Rasmussen directs Hollywood Shorts! come see our last two performances Wednesdays only ~ July 30 and August 6. Air-conditioned SUMMER FUN! Emmy-award winning writers, TV and film stars in a series of short 10-minute plays...MondayMadness RU an aspiring#actor? Here's some tips from #Hollywood legends! http://t.co/t2IgPRkZRAhttp://t.co/NRaKmf7f0D

Sunday, July 27, 2014

I NEVER SUED KELSEY GRAMMER! RADAR ONLINE & TMZ - PLEASE CORRECT THIS STORY

TO ALL TABLOID REPORTERS: This story has hurt my family and hundreds of other innocent people. PLEASE CORRECT this and GET YOUR STORY STRAIGHT.

I never sued Kelsey Grammer and I never sued "Comedian Richard Lewis!"

The 'stalker incident', in which a convicted felon posing as a war hero and JAC-C Criminal Attorney, sued Kelsey Grammer in my name — on top of myriad crimes and threats — has truly been a bizarre experience. This stalker has propagated lies all over the Internet, on various free websites such as 'rip-off report' in which criminals are allowed to post whatever lies they want until you PAY Rip Off Report to 'arbitrate' or take down the lies. Even the police can't get it done. Is this the American way?  

 TMZ & RADAR ONLINE: I NEVER SUED KELSEY GRAMMER ~ 

A Public Apology to Kelsey Grammer from Lydia Cornell

"Kelsey and I Were Both Framed by the Same Stalker!"

Amanda A. Brooks

Truth is stranger than fiction. Lydia Cornell has been through a traumatic year, and I sat down with her to get a glimpse of the strange things going on in her life with men, and the incident regarding "suing" Kelsey Grammer - which came about because of a stalker. 

1)Lydia, tell us about "suing" Kelsey Grammer - which came about because of a stalker. 
"I found out I was suing Kelsey Grammer when I read the headlines on TMZHuffington PostDaily Mail, Radar Online, The New York Post, and Yahoo in June of 2012: 'Kelsey Grammer Sued by Lydia Cornell After Both Get Duped in Ponzi Scheme,' says Lydia Cornell. When I tried to protest and correct the story, my counsel put a gag order on me. Then I discovered that the co-counsel in our case was a convicted felon posing as a lawyer who became my stalker who was really a hairdresser who had never gone to law school. And this was the person making most of the legal decisions in our case.
My question is: why can't I have a normal stalker like Sheryl Crow has?
On September 13, 2012, I was granted a dismissal with prejudice from the civil case. But just when I thought it couldn't get any weirder, my stalker, impersonating an "Attorney General", indicted me in the RICO act and named me as a defendant in my own lawsuit, along with our Judge (Hon. Jan Pluim); his Clerk, Kelsey Grammer, Gene Simmons, Corbin Bleu, James Hillis Ford, and all my fans and friends on Facebook, including acclaimed filmmaker Lonnie Senstock and Security expert Glen Ratcliff. He indicted me as a criminal in my own case against the alleged organized criminals! This was a Three Stooges court moment; one of the funniest moments in court history. 
I try to turn every tragedy into comedy, but this is no laughing matter. This man violated my restraining order, posted death threats along with my home address, stole the identity of an authentic war hero, bullied my friends - and got the tabloids to go along with it.
Then something so terrifying happened, it could only occur in a David Lynch-Alfred Hitchcock movie. Since this is an ongoing investigation, there are secrets I'm not allowed to disclose yet. But it's as bizarre as a true-life version of "Breaking Bad."
I never intended to sue Kelsey Grammer, and hope any damage to his reputation is repaired."
Cornell, America's sweetheart and virginal sex symbol best known for the classic hit series "Too Close for Comfort," more recently seen on HBO's "Curb Your Enthusiasm" and several award-winning independent films, has spent the better part of the last decade raising boys, working as an activist for women's issues, writing her upcoming humor book series, mentoring teens and doing inspriational public speaking. Her new talk show "On the Edge w/ Lydia Cornell has been nominated for a Stitcher Award as part of radio network "Beats and Eats".  Also featured on their network is former star of MTV's "Awkward", Matthew Fahey, "Hell's Kitchen" chefs Barret Beyer & Anthony Rodriguez, and sports broadcasters-turned-pop-culture podcasters, Ty Ray and Nick Gelso. Cornell's show discusses issues including paranormal sex, celebrity horror stories, spiritual recovery, and how to overcome hardship with humor. Her motto is: "If all you did was just look for things to appreciate, you would live a joyous, spectacular life."
Finding humor in the darkest places, Cornell's spiritual resurrection story is about overcoming drug, alcohol, and Adderall addiction, tragedy, abuse, betrayal, and divorce. "But I couldn't leave my marriage sooner because I was getting too much comedy material out of it," she writes.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

THE PLAY'S THE THING! COME SEE US LIVE IN AIR-CONDITIONED THEATER! WED 8 PM ~ EMMY & OSCAR WINNERS in GREAT NEW STUFF

Come see us live onstage this Wednesday with   in "Obstacle #5"

Erin J. Morgart Tres, Trevor Coppola, Issac Taylor, Lydia Cornell, Mark Steines, Max Schlossberg, DiLee


Mark Steines, Lydia Cornell, John Tesh, Connie Selleca
Candyce Milo, Lydia Cornell, Richard Horvitz

Michael Spound, Lydia Cornell, Pete Gardner

Max Schlossberg, Lydia Cornell, Pete Handleman




Candi Milo, Lydia Cornell, Paul Pape, Richard Horvitz

Tony Nunes, Man with Arms, Richard Horvitz, J. Teddy Garces 

Evan Arnold, Tony Nunes, Someone's Arms, Richard Horvirz, Lydia Cornell, J. Teddy Garces

Tony Nunes, Evan Arnold, J. Teddy Garces, Richard Horvitz, Erin Murphy



NEWS RELEASE Press Contact: Jake O’Flaherty 

“HOLLYWOOD SHORTS”
Runs: July 9 - August 6, 2014 Wednesday nights only @ 8pm
Buy Tickets: Brownpapertickets.com or Goldstar.com 
Whitefire Theatre 13500 Ventura Blvd. Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
Running Time: 90 minutes Website: whitefiretheatre.com or 818-990-2324
Special Theatre Info:
Concessions
Wheelchair Access
Valet available at Boneyard Bistro (across the street) 13539 Ventura Blvd. for $4.50

Please join the Whitefire Theatre in our dedication to developing original works as we proudly present the return of the hit show “HOLLYWOOD SHORTS”, with all NEW original short plays performed by an exciting lineup of 24 TV & Movie actors and written by Award Winning TV & Film writers in this amazing round of 8 rapid –fire, 10 minute original short plays featuring themes such as a motley group of BBQ Dads; a college reunion gone wrong, then all too right; a loving couple’s sparring debate over healthy eating; 2 Latin lovers take us all over the map; 1 woman’s look back at the 2 men she loved; breaking up over brunch, with help from the waiter & more! Hollywood Shorts will keep you on your toes and remind you that great things often come in small packages. Playwrights Michael Sardo(Rizzoli & Isles); Bob Colleary (Touched By An Angel); Gary Dontzig(Murphy Brown), Tom Seeley (The Jeff Foxworthy Show), Kathleen Bird York (Oscar Nominee for “Crash”), Russ Woody( Drew Carey Show), Ed Horowitz (La Femme Nikita), &Andy Rooster Bloch are the award winning TV & Film writers premiering their original short plays.

Starring: Mark Steines (Hallmark’s Home & Family host), Lydia Cornell (Too Close For Comfort), Paul Pape (Saturday Night Fever), Michael Spound (Hotel), Pete Handelman (The Mothman Prohpecies), Sean Bolger (Chicago Fire), Scott Krinsky (Chuck), Gregory James (Jilted), Tony Nunes (Pastor Greg), Erin Murphy (Bewitched), Michael Monks (End of Watch), Spencer Garrett (Iron Man 3), Lydia Cornell (Too Close For Comfort), J.Teddy Garces (NCIS-LA), Teresa Ruiz (Major Crimes), Pete Gardner (Eagleheart), Lisa Pescia (Body Chemistry), Sophia Louisa Lee(The Betrayal), Clarinda Ross( United States of Tara), William Cannon(Into The Woods), Max Schlossberg(Brothely Love), Candi Milo(Wilfred),Richard Horvitz(Crazy Stupid Love), Jackie Falcon(Bloodlines), Jerry Butey(Necrolectric), Brian Drolet(The Hills),( Evan Arnold(Garfield) & Jake O’Flaherty(Weeds). Directed by Moosie Drier & Bryan Rasmussen. Produced by Jake O’Flaherty.


Starring: Mark Steines (Hallmark’s Home & Family host), Lydia Cornell (Too Close For Comfort), Paul Pape (Saturday Night Fever), Michael Spound (Hotel), Pete Handelman (The Mothman Prohpecies), Sean Bolger (Chicago Fire), Scott Krinsky (Chuck), Gregory James (Jilted), Tony Nunes (Pastor Greg), Erin Murphy (Bewitched), Michael Monks (End of Watch), Spencer Garrett (Iron Man 3) J.Teddy Garces (NCIS-LA), Teresa Ruiz (Major Crimes), Pete Gardner (Eagleheart), Lisa Pescia (Body Chemistry), Sophia Louisa Lee(The Betrayal), Clarinda Ross( United States of Tara), William Cannon(Into The Woods), Max Schlossberg(Brothely Love), Candi Milo(Wilfred),Richard Horvitz(Crazy Stupid Love), Jackie Falcon(Bloodlines), Jerry Butey(Necrolectric), Brian Drolet(The Hills),( Evan Arnold(Garfield) & Jake O’Flaherty(Weeds). Directed by Moosie Drier & Bryan Rasmussen. Produced by Jake O’Flaherty.