Mindy Kaling Rocks. (And a clip from American Express Inspiring Women).

I love Mindy Kaling.  I didn’t always.  I found her really annoying in The Office.  But as I witnessed more of her work, I realized that her character, Kelly, had allowances to be both quirky and annoying.  That was when it hit me that Ms. Kaling was a brilliant comedian and writer.

This brief commercial from American Express is profound.  It shares Ms. Kaling’s story and inspires women to go after their dreams.  Kudos to AE for both their marketing efforts and inspirational message.

P.s. I love that she has 2 alarm clocks and grabs jelly beans right before breakfast.


The Theory of Being Inspired



Though I am a book lover, I’ve only been fortunate enough to watch this film. One day, I will read this book because it exemplifies the very thing people don’t want to face: possible failure AND things that they can’t foresee: conquering the impossible.

This memoir recounts the lives of emotionally strong characters who overcome incredibly challenging moments.  It gives us hope. You must watch this movie if you don’t have time for the book. It is truly inspirational.