Reference your Preference


FRUS.TRA.TION // a feeling of dissatisfaction, often accompanied by anxiety or depression, resulting from unfulfilled needs or unresolved problems.

Frustration is something every human being will encounter. Why do we get so frustrated at situations, family, friends and other loved ones?
The common denominator is preference.

PREF.ER.ENCE // a practical advantage given to one over others.

If we get rid of our preferences we will be happier. We have this phantom expectation of people and situations that are fairy tale. Everything will not go your way. The decisions a person make, may not be what you may have in mind, but, that’s their right.

I found myself getting really upset/mad/angry/stressed/frustrated today. I questioned myself. Why am I putting myself through this? Because I want this situation go another way, otherwise I wouldn’t be upset…duh. Well, I had to change my thinking. Saying Why Not? instead of  Why?
It may as well happen, so I can laugh at it later. It’s not as bad as it my seem right now. It was a character defying moment. I realize you determine your mood, your attitude and your future. Don’t let your expectations of people, especially, take a toll on you, your health (mentally & physically), and your relationships.

I hope this blesses someone. :)

What do you do to calm yourself down after a moment of frustration?






Beasts of the Southern Wild


In theaters June 27, 2012

A six year old girl from the southern Delta searches for her long lost mother after her father falls ill and the world spins out of balance in the film that took home the Grand Jury Prize and Best Cinematography award at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival. A harsh but loving father, Wink swore that his beloved daughter Hushpuppy would be prepared for the day he was no longer able to look after her. Little did Wink realize that day would come sooner than anyone suspected, and when illness strikes him down nature runs amuck. As the soaring temperatures melt ice caps and the sea levels swell, a race of prehistoric beasts named the aurochs emerge to reclaim the planet. Meanwhile, as the apocalypse unfolds, determined Hushpuppy bravely sets out on a mission to reunite with the mother she’s never known. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

Quvenzhané Wallis, Dwight Henry.

Deep Cotton | Roman GianArthur | Janelle Monae Perform…

2 days ago Wondaland’s very own Deep Cotton, Roman GianArthur and Janelle Monae performed in Atlanta for the “Songs for Kids Foundation”. All 3 performances were performed back -to- back, which meant you had no choice but to listen & understand.
For the past 4 years Janelle has performed for this organization.
More Information on the Songs for Kids Foundation

Take a look at the video of the performances & view the photo gallery!

I love Chaka Khan… That is all…

Photo of Chaka KHAN

She was born Yvette Marie Stevens in Chicago, Illinois.  The name Chaka Khan was christened to her during a naming ceremony at Affro Arts Theater by an Yoruba priest.

1971 she joins the band Ask Rufus, known later as Rufus.

“Sweet Thing”

“Tell me something good” written by Stevie Wonder


After gaining Gold & Platinum records with the band Rufus. She goes Han solo.

“I’m every woman” written by Ashford & Simpson, later performed by the late Whitney Houston for the BodyGuard soundtrack

Later going more pop she releases this…“I feel for you” Originally performed & written by Prince

“Through the Fire”

2007 she released the song Angel off of her latest album “Funk This”

Been in the game since 71′.

In 2011 Chaka Khan was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Accompanied by Stevie Wonder & her family.

Last summer we at the W.A.S. were blessed to see her live in Denmark when Janelle opened for Prince. She still has it.


Learn more about her, her journey & passion: