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Be, Do, and Have

Dana shares the life lessons she's learned with her daughter and her fans.

This week you meet my daughter Chloe. She is 22 and in her final year at college on the east coast. I am hoping for her to come to L.A. after she finishes, and stay with me while she interns for my new company Thin Shot. She is so amazing, and I was so happy when she agreed to go to Adrienne’s fashion show with me. She is such a great sounding board, and when I feel completely like an outsider with the girls, she reminds me “who cares mom -- you rock.” We planned my wedding together, discussed some pretty serious vanity issues, shopped for our seasonal purses, and she helped me with Kennedy’s b-day set up. She is one of my favorite people because we can banter together about mom and daughter stuff and she’s so smart, so it’s very entertaining for me to hear her responses to my antics. I love to give her advice too. I left home at 15 and had to work my way through high school and college so I learned a lot of lessons along the way. Here are some of the things I have learned and have shared with my daughter.

1. The best men end up with two types of women: well-rounded women who try to have a balance of all good attributes and supermodels. Choose one and be it. I tried for the former.

2. Always be honest with yourself if you feel like you’re doing the wrong thing you probably are.

3. Spend time to know who you are, the good and the bad, and don’t think by changing it you are not being true to yourself because this is a lie. Everyone is a work in progress.

4. Be, Do, and Have in that order.

5. Your experiences don’t have to define you! You can be anyone you want if you just choose to be it right now. Don’t fall into that trap and carry a chip on your shoulder that doesn’t need to be there.

6. Don’t be afraid. You must have courage and a sense of humor to change the world.

7. Small and large impacts matter equally so bother to do small and attempt to do bigger.

8. Live your life with no apologies as long as you don’t intentionally hurt people.

9. Embrace failure and acknowledge your success. See me do it in action here.

10. Life is a series of choices and there is no switch that says "now I'm an adult so my choices will be better." The adult switch does not exist.

I know this doesn’t have very much to do with this week's episode, but neither did I, so I thought why not share something important to me instead. Hope you find it insightful and as always if you can't get your "Dana" fix, there is always new content on DanaWilkey.com.

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Brandi: I'm Always Here For You, Kim

Brandi focuses on the positive this week as this season's RHOBH comes to an end.

Hey Bravo Fans,

Today was a fabulous day--t was my baby Jake’s birthday. We got his favorite Oreo ice cream cake, and for our family celebration, it was perfection. I can’t believe he’s already eight. I had to hold back my tears when I realized I will never again use that number eight candle. #mommymoment

It has been a really exciting week for me. My Sonoma County chardonnay, Unfiltered Blonde, launched for pre-sales this week, and despite it being tax season, the first day alone was a huge success. Thank you! The website is up now at www.unfilteredblonde.com. The creation of the wine was an incredibly long and careful process, and I couldn’t be happier or more proud of my finished product. I’m sure you're all as excited as me that this week was the FINALE episode of BATSH-- crazy RHOBH reunion. 

I could talk about the she said, she said, she said… but let’s not and pretend we did. It’s been a long season, kind of centering on one night that really isn’t worth the attention it was given. I’m tired of it, it happened several months ago, I’m sure you’re tired of it. You know why? Because it’s old news and in the PAST! 

Eileen, your house is lovely. Sorry I said otherwise for the sake of a laugh. I really like Vincent, he is super cool, your little boy is adorable, you seem like a good stepmom, and I wish you and your family the very best.

Lisa R., I really loved you on my podcast. You made me laugh and rolled with punches. I really enjoyed our interview, and I enjoyed most of the season with you. I think that’s what I’m going to take away and forget about the rest. I think sometimes you make it harder on yourself with your Twitter feed, but I’m choosing not to engage. I really liked a side of you, and you seem to have a beautiful family.

Lisa V., I had a lot of fun with you and Ken. I will always have a special place in my heart for you guys. I wish Ken the best of health and a speedy recovery. 

Kyle, best wishes on you and your family’s endeavors. My sincerest wish is that you and Kim could be as close as you ever were in the near future.

You are a strong chica and I know your family is better for it. 

Brandi Glanville

Kim, love having you as a BFF. I’m always here for you, and I hope you are always here for me. You are a strong chica, and I know your family is better for it. You are hilarious, and I love our funny talks and text-offs. Laughter is the best medicine. I heart you.

Yo, my dear, dear Yo, I will see you soon. I love you, you are so strong and so brave! I know you are going to kick Lyme disease’s ass! Anything you need, just emoji me.

I want to thank all my supporters for always being there for me regarding all of my other endeavors, including my books, podcast, Celebrity Apprentice, app, my t-shirts, and finally my WINE and for allowing me to be me.

Ok guys, this is the big week. This is the Make*A*Wish Los Angeles Walk for Wishes Walkathon. Me and the boys pledged to try to raise $15,000--I have $12,625 so far. We need $2,375 by Friday at midnight, every dollar counts. Thank you!

I heart you all!

Xoxo

B

P.S.  Here’s my Make*A*Wish YouTube video that I made in my kitchen. youtu.be/DTKMTDs6-R4 

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