Ananda’s April Events

1) Ananda is launching “30 Days of Poetry, Jazz,  & Earth Day Awareness,” an online campaign that promotes National Poetry Month, National Jazz Appreciation Month, and the 40th Anniversary of Earth Day.  From April 1 to April 30, she will use social media and six-word memoirs to share jazz inspirations, poetry, and reflections about Earth Day and green living.   Some of Ananda’s audio blogs, YouTube videos, written blogs, Twitter tweets, Flickr photos, and Facebook posts will include:

Be sure to visit Ananda on the social media sites listed below.

2) Begin April by listening to Ananda share her favorite poems about jazz, poetry, springtime, Cherry blossoms in Washington, DC, green living, and Mother Earth (in celebration of the 40th Anniversary of Earth Day) on April 1 from 7:00 a.m. to 7:15 a.m. EST on BlogTalkRadio.

3) Join Ananda for an author talk about poetry as a natural medicine for the soul on April 8 from 9:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. EST on Ananda Leeke Live!  During the talk, Ananda will share how she uses poetry in her work as an artist-in-residence for Smith Farm Center for Healing and the Arts.

4) Participate in Ananda’s free kind and gentle yoga Meetup class on April 18 from 11:30 a.m. to 12 noon at Malcolm X-Meridian Hill Park in DC (16th Street and Florida Avenue, NW – in front of the waterfall).  If it rains, the group will not meet.  The class will be dedicated to National Poetry Month, Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and the 40th anniversary of Earth Day. BRING YOUR OWN MAT. Mats are NOT provided. Click on the link for more details:

5) Join Ananda for a creativity coaching session on how to identify your inner critic on April 29 from 9:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. EST on Ananda Leeke Live! The session will include exercises from Ananda’s new book That Which Awakens Me: A Creative Woman’s Poetic Memoir of Self-Discovery.

What I am doing this weekend: Teaching yoga on 3/28@11:30am & hosting Sisterhood the Blog Radio with Boni Candelario on 3/28@7pm EST

Greetings All,

This weekend I am teaching a kind and gentle yoga class in Malcolm X-Meridian Hill Park (weather permitting) on March 28 from 11:30 a.m. to 12 noon. Click here for more details.  If it rains, the class will NOT be held.

Boni Candelario

I am also hosting Sisterhood, the Blog Radio with Boni Candelario on March 28 from 7:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. EST on  The March 28th show will launch Sisterhood, the Blog Radio’s Business of Being You (BizBU) four-part series on “Jobs, Jobs, Jobs in 2010 with Coach’m Up Boni.”  The series will air on April 11, May 23, and June 27 at 7:00 p.m. EST on  See the list of show topics below.

  • March 28th Show: Confidence building for women job seekers
  • April 11th Show: Resume 2.0: Giving your resume a facelift by finding the treasure in your life experience
  • May 23rd Show: How to talk about your experience so it creates buzz and attention
  • June 27th Show: How women can use social media to identify job lead

Boni Candelario, a career strategist and empowerment coach,  helps women in career transition, re-enter the workforce, climb the corporate ladder, and start their own businesses.  You can learn more about Boni and her fabulous business by visiting her sites below.

What are your plans for the weekend!


Peace, Creativity, Compassion, and Gratitude,


Ananda’s Artist Date – Afternoon Talk by Sculptor Sokari Douglas Camp at the National Museum of African Art in DC

Sokari Douglas Camp


Greetings All,

In honor of Women”s History Month, I attended an afternoon talk at the National Museum of African Art featuring  one of my favorite sculptors Sokari Douglas Camp.  She is originally from Nigeria and currently lives in London with her family.  The first time I saw Sokari’s work was in 1999 when her Church Ede, A Tribute to Her Father, was on exhibit at the National Museum of African Art .  Listen to my Cinchcast audio blog below to learn more about my artist visit.

Have you taken yourself on an artist date lately?

What museums have you visited this year?

Have you discovered any new artists?

Enjoy your Friday!

Peace, Creativity, Compassion, and Gratitude for inspirational artists like Sokari,