10 Cs of Social Media – A social media 101 presentation by Ananda Leeke

Happy Monday!

As a social media strategist and the D.C. Social Media Examiner for Examiner.com, my job is to know about social media.  This summer, I created a PowerPoint presentation that provides an overview of social media.  I have used it with my clients.  The presentation also represents content from my upcoming book Sisterhood, the Blog: Soundbytes from the 21st Century Women’s Online Revolution (Summer 2010).  Today, I loaded it up to SlideShare.net.  Check it out below. Let me know what you think. I hope it helps you understand social media.

Peace, Creativity, Compassion, and Social Media Joy!


Ananda’s Friday Art Every Day Month Adventure

New Moon Affirmation Collage: Releasing old dreams, originally uploaded by anandaleeke.

Greetings All,

For the past week I have been working on releasing habits, thoughts, behaviors, and things from my spirit, mind, heart, body, breath, and life that no longer serve my highest good. It is an assignment my life coach/yin yoga teacher Yael Flusberg of Y Elements (http://yelements.com)  gave me during our last session. It is an assignment that I must do every day in some way.

I am also using rituals like smudging , meditations, and yoga poses and breathing exercises that focus on the yogic principle of aparigraha (http://www.yogaatsantosha.com/Inspirations_santosha_yoga/Entries/2009/6/1_Entry_1.html). Collaging has also been a great visual affirmation. That’s why I created a releasing dead dreams collage. What I am discovering with this visual affirmation is some new spaces of peace inside of my spirit. I am taking it slow. It is a life process. Lighting candles and incense in my home also help me set the tone for my releasing process.

Are you releasing anything from your life?

Peace, Creativity, Compassion, and Releasing Energy,


Watch Video of Diverse People Read the Charter for Compassion


I invite you to watch a very powerful video featuring a diverse group of people and children reading the Charter for Compassion which was unveiled by British author Karen Armstrong today in Washington, D.C.  See below.  Click here for more information:  http://charterforcompassion.org.  My favorite part of the video is:

“We urgently need to make compassion a clear, luminous, and dynamic force in our polarized world.”


What are your favorite parts?


Enjoy your day!

Peace, Creativity, and Compassion,


Ananda’s Art Every Day Adventure from Earlier This Week – The Colors of Love

The Colors of Love, originally uploaded by anandaleeke.

Hi All,

Here’s one of my favorite drawings. I love the colors and shapes. Lots of fun! The drawing is called “Love.” Enjoy!

Make art and have compassion every day!

Peace, Creativity, and Compassion,


Ananda’s second Art Every Day Adventure on Compassion

Compassion Is collage and poem, originally uploaded by anandaleeke.

HI All!

Check out my second collage affirming compassion. It is called “Compassion Is.” I also included a short poem with the same title. Enjoy! Make art and have compassion every day!

Peace, Creativity, and Compassion,


Ananda’s Art Every Day Month Adventures with Charter for Compassion Collage and Poem

Greetings All,

I thought you might enjoy seeing a close up of my Charter for Compassion collage and poem (featured on my video in another post). Enjoy!

Make art and have compassion every day!

Peace, Creativity, and Compassion,


Ananda celebrates Charter for Compassion and Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Inc.’s Founder’s Day with Art Every Day Month collages and poems




Happy Thursday!

Today I am celebrating my sorority Sigma Gamma Rho’s Founder’s Day (established in 1922 – www.sgrho1922.org) and the Charter for Compassion (http://charterforcompassion.org or http://twitter.com/thecharter).  When I joined Sigma in 1983, I learned firsthand that in order to practice its motto of “Greater Service, Greater Progress,” I needed to have compassion in my heart.  That’s why I am so excited about the Charter for Compassion.  It is a reminder to give myself compassion so that I can share it with others through service. 

My Art Every Day Month adventures this week have centered on collages and poems about compassion.  Check out the video below which features my two collages.  You can also hear me read two compassion poems.  Enjoy!

Peace, Creativity, Compassion, and Service,


Ananda reads excerpt from That Which Awakens Me

Listen to Ananda share an excerpt from her new book, That Which Awakens Me: A Creative Woman’s Poetic Memoir of Self-Discovery (available on Amazon.com in December) which celebrates her mother, Therese B. Gartin Leeke. She gives an update about her online book party events. For more information, visit http://www.anandaleeke.com.

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Tune into the Nov. 9th episode of The Ananda Leeke Show @9pm EST for a conversation with Author/Professor Shayne Lee about Malcolm Gladwell’s The Outliers and Ananda’s books, That Which Awakens Me and Love’s Troubadours – Karma: Book One




Greetings All,

Join me for a conversation with my brothalove Shayne Lee, an author and professor of sociology at Tulane University, about the influence of The Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell (www.gladwell.com/outliers/index.html) on my new book, That Which Awakens Me on the November 9th episode of The Ananda Leeke Show at 9:00 p.m.  We will also discuss my debut novel, Love’s Troubadours – Karma: Book One (www.lovestroubadours.com).  Click here to listen to the show: www.talkshoe.com/tc/15820. 


Shayne Lee



Shayne penned T.D. Jakes: America’s New Preacher (2007) and Holy Mavericks: Evangelical Innovators and the Spiritual Marketplace (2009).   I read T.D. Jakes: America’s New Preacher earlier this year and fell in love with it.   Shayne’s book influenced my new book, That Which Awakens Me.  I even quoted from his book in my memoir!   Yeah it was that GOOD!  I also wrote a review about T.D. Jakes: America’s New Preacher and interviewed Shayne on BAP Living Radio in February.   We had big FUN!  Click here to read my review:  http://kiamshacom.blogspot.com/2009/02/book-review-td-jakes-americas-new.html.   To learn more about Shayne, visit www.tulane.edu/sociol/slee.pdf.

 Enjoy your week!

Peace and Creativity,