Self-Care Coach, Wellness Speaker + Trainer, Author & Artist: when my career as a lawyer, an investment banker, and a digital communications professional stressed me out, caused burnout, and did not produce the level of success I expected. During my healing journey, I studied and practiced meditation, yoga, reiki, journaling, art-making, and creative writing. They helped me develop self-care practices, navigate change, and become resilient. As a result, I became a certified yoga and mindfulness teacher, a reiki master practitioner, a sound healer, and an artist-in-residence for the Smith Center for Healing and the Arts at Howard University Hospital and Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. Today, I share my gifts and expertise as the founder and Chief Mindfulness Officer of Ananda Leeke Consulting, a wellness company, and the Thriving Mindfully Academy, an online learning platform. Through my work, I am able to hold space for and support your growth and resiliency.
While I was leading the S.O.F.T. As Fuck Fall Circle on September 28th, I asked folks when’s the last time they slowed down, reflected on their growth, and celebrated their efforts. Most hadn’t taken the time to reflect and celebrate. That’s why I recorded a special video about the power of being S.O.F.T. with yourself and how it helps you pay attention to and celebrate your small, medium, and big wins. Clink on the video below to hear what I had to say.
Drop me a line and let me know how you are celebrating your small, medium, and big wins.
FYI: I am leading the final S.O.F.T. As Fuck Fall Circle on Saturday, October 1st at 2-3 PM ET. You are invited to join me.
What happens inside of yourself — your body and mind when you think about being VULNERABLE?
Do you shy away from being VULNERABLE with yourself because society, family, friends, colleagues, mentors, etc. tell you it is a sign of WEAKNESS?
This morning I wrote about my vulnerability journey and what’s gotten in my way of being S.O.F.T. and VULNERABLE with myself. Watch the video below to hear what I wrote and felt about being vulnerable.
FYI: S.O.F.T. is a mindfulness tool I created and use in my own self-care practice and work with clients, companies, organizations, and communities. S.O.F.T. means SLOW down and OFFER yourself FREEDOM TODAY.
I’m super excited to lead mindful moment sessions and give a talk on “Digital Sister Wellness” during the Wonder Women Tech Virtual Summit on September 13-14! Grab your tickets and join me in this powerful summit that will Innovate, Empower, Ignite & Amplify!
Watch the video for a special reminder to shine your light on yourself in a big way with your ancestors’ support. Deepen your understanding of shining your light with the Thriving Mindfully Podcast episodes. Click button below.
My soul sistalove Sue A. Webley, founder of Kara Solutions, invited me to join her for a juicy conversation on her INSPIRE! by Kara podcast about my journey as a creative entrepreneur who wears the hats of Thriving Mindfully Coach, artist, and author.
During the conversation, Sue and I discuss what my life has been like as an entrepreneur and my ongoing healing journey for the past 30 years.
We dive into three concepts I have been writing, speaking, and teaching about in my Thriving Mindfully Academy, training work, and coaching practice this year: INNER WEALTH, SOFT (Slowing down to Offer yourself Freedom Today), and DIGITAL WELLNESS.
I also share how I am navigating my recent diagnosis of COVID-19 and give a shout out to my Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Sorors and our centennial celebration.
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: email@example.com.