How is your week going so far?
I spent the day mindfully taking action on my business to-do list I made and talking to a potential client I met during the Happy Black Woman Location-Independent Business Academy. Here’s what happened with my to-do list:
The first episode discusses being in the present moment. Go here to listen. What a productive day!
May you have a great week filled with an abundance of mindful moments!
It’s been awhile since I last blogged. Why? I took time off to CHILL and REFLECT on what I want to do next. It’s one of the best things I’ve done all year.
Today, I explored different ways to redefine and improve the way I package my genius at the Happy Black Woman Location-Independent Business Academy. The word mindful kept coming up. So I decided to create and launch Mindful Cup of Tea on Instagram to inspire and share mindful moments that will help you slow down and come into the present moment. When you breathe intentionally, you come into the present moment. That’s where you will find awareness, balance, and calm.
YOUR SPECIAL INVITATION: Join my free Mindful Cup of Tea Facebook group to get weekly inspiration and tools that will help you create more mindful moments in your life.
Happy New Year!
I am excited about 2016. Are you?
It is the Year of Self-Care!
Do you need and want more self-care in your life?
That’s why I am attending the 2016 Self-Care Kickstart Retreat hosted by SelfCarebyAisha.com founder and coach Aisha Moore on Saturday, January 16 from 12 noon to 5:00 p.m. at the Anacostia Arts Center, 1231 Good Hope Road, SE, Washington, DC. Go here to listen to my December 30th podcast interview with Aisha about the retreat.
During the Self-care Kickstart Retreat, I will teach a restorative yoga class that will guide you through deep breathing exercises and yoga poses. These self-care tools will help you create awareness, balance, and calm in your spirit, heart, mind, body, and life. Click here to listen to my podcast about the class and retreat.
Go here to learn more about my yoga journey and teaching services.
For more information about the Retreat ($97 fee), go here. Register ASAP. There are only a few slots left!
Mondays are all about yoga in my social media world (confession: every day is a yoga day in my real life world). Today, I am savoring the juicy feelings of gratitude I experienced while leading my workshop on Fierce Living from a Woman’s Creative Heart on August 22 at Embrace Yoga in Washington, DC.
The workshop gave me an opportunity to serve and share from my heart. It also blessed me with two creative yoga workshop participants, Krystal Tingle and Rhiannon Landesberg. Together, we practiced breathing exercises and our favorite yoga poses as we journaled and shared our reflections.
During the workshop, I wore my “Karma: Aham Prema” VIDA scarf I received the night before. It was a special moment because the scarf was created through my partnership with VIDA in May. We used my painting that appears on the cover of my yoga-inspired novel, “Love’s Troubadours – Karma: Book One” (Amazon) to make the design. It is a part of my VIDA Voices scarf collection which include three additional scarves that use artwork from my books, “That Which Awakens Me: A Creative Woman’s Poetical Memoir of Self-Discovery” and “Digital Sisterhood: A Memoir of Fierce Living Online” (Amazon). Click here to learn more about my scarf collection.
Many thanks to Embrace Yoga and my yoga teacher Faith Hunter for blessing me with an opportunity to serve and share from my heart. Thank you Krystal and Rhiannon for attending the workshop.
DC, DMV and Baltimore ladies join me for my Fierce Living from a Woman’s Creative Heart workshop on Saturday from 2-4:30 p.m. at Embrace Yoga in DC. See flyer for details.
Did you know POTUS Obama issued an Executive Order making the Presidential Innovation Fellowship Program a permanent part of the Federal government yesterday? Read the White House’sMedium blog: https://medium.com/@WhiteHouse/meet-the-presidential-innovation-fellows-194dec20442b.
Happy #InternetGeek Tuesday!
Today, I’m encouraging digital and tech professionals interested in serving the U.S. Government to apply for the Presidential Innovation Fellowship. It’s a great way to give back, grow, and make America’s technology in government better. Click on the link for more details:
When’s the last time you unplugged and took a break from your digital life?
Have you ever thought about creating a digital wellness plan?
Join me on August 12 at 7PM ET for the #digcit Twitter chat. The topic is digital wellness and unplugging. Follow @anandaleeke and use the #digcit hashtag to participate in the chat.
My August is filled with new beginnings. This week, I started working as the Digital Communications Director of Law Students in Court (LSIC).
LSIC is a nonprofit legal services organization that inspires and teaches the next generation of social justice attorneys while providing free, high quality legal representation to low-income residents in Washington, DC. Click here to learn more about LISC’s legacy of service. It started almost 50 years ago in 1969. LIKE us on Facebook.
Working at LSIC feels like home because I participated in the program when I was a third-year law student at Howard University School of Law. In this new position, I am marrying my passions for creative expression, digital media, law, and service that improves and inspires people’s lives in my hometown. Stay tuned for more news about my adventures in the coming weeks.
Photo Credit: Law Students in Court
August is off to a great start in my world. On Monday, I participated in the Women in Tech Campaign’s #TechIsMore digital event. It was truly a #DigitalSisterhood experience that included sitting in a room surrounded by dynamic Digital Sisters in real time and via Google Hangout, Periscope, and Twitter. We had a double chocolate delicious discussion about women in tech issues including diversity, inclusion, challenges, and success strategies. Click on link below to read the #TechisMore Storify blog recap prepared by Women in Tech Campaign founder Emily Rasowsky.
Be sure to follow @WITCampaign on Twitter.