When’s the last time you slowed down and listened to yourself and your body?

While I was at my monthly chiropractor appointment this week, I thought about the conversations I’ve been having with my body over the past 30 years. Those conversations have strengthened my ability to pay attention, listen, and respond to what my body needs at different stages in my adult life.

Over the years, these conversations have helped me slow down and sustain my living with a strong commitment to and practice of mindful self-care.

My mindful self-care includes a vegan lifestyle, daily physical movement, rest and chill.out time, spiritual and creative practices, fun and play time with family and friends, meaningful work that allows me to share my gifts in my wellness company, and monthly massage, acupuncture, and chiropractor visits. All of it helps me express Thriving Mindfully as the REAL ME.

When is the last time you slowed down and tuned into your body?

What is your body trying to tell you?

This month I am helping my Thriving Mindfully Academy members use the Gemini ♊️ season’s energy to tune into themselves (spirt, heart, mind, and body) and invite curiosity into their conversations with self. We’re exploring this practice during our monthly mindful self-care classes on June 12th and 27th.

Click the link below to learn how we can work together when you invest in becoming a member of the Thriving Mindfully Academy. Email me if you have questions: ananda@anandaleeke.com.

Celebrate Yourself!

Embracing the New Moon in Gemini ♊️ energy this month is giving me a chance to celebrate my own personal Moon in Gemini. That’s right I was born with a rising Sun in Sagittarius and a Moon in Gemini.

The New Moon in Gemini is also giving me and my Thriving Mindfully Academy members energetic support for practicing and integrating our monthly theme of “Celebrate Yourself” in our lives, relationships, and careers with curiosity, creativity, deep communication with self, and flexibility.

Self-celebration is a great mindful self-care practice and one of the Thriving Mindfully Academy’s core commitments and Self-Love Languages.

What do you need to celebrate yourself?

What’s 1 thing you can do to celebrate yourself this month?

If you’re getting stuck or finding it difficult to celebrate yourself, know that it’s okay. What’s not okay is you staying stuck and struggling.

Take a deep breath right now and give yourself a hug.


Because you took a moment to read this post and reflect on self-celebration.

Your deep breath and hug are two things you can celebrate NOW because they are your mindful self-care wins. They helped you nurture yourself. All of it represents WINS that deserve celebration.

Now you may be wondering, how do you celebrate your mindful self-care WINS.

Celebrate with a longer juicy hug.

Smile at yourself in a mirror.

Play and/or move to your favorite song.

Pour yourself a glass or a cup of your favorite beverage.

Wear your favorite color or piece of jewelry.

Cook your favorite meal.

Write yourself a short love note expressing your thoughts about why you are groovy.

Read a page or more from your favorite article or book.

Take a walk down your favorite street.

If you’re into lipstick or lip gloss like me, wear your favorite and take a selfie.

I could go on and on, but will stop here.

Let me know how you are celebrating yourself in the comment section.

PS: Dive deeper into celebrating yourself as the REAL YOU with my support as a Thriving Mindfully Academy member. Click the button to learn about and invest in your Thriving Mindfully Academy membership.