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Tune into The Ananda Leeke Show on 12.12 at 7:30pm for a chat with Judy Weathers, my financial advisor

Greetings All,

Tune into The Ananda Leeke Show on Saturday, December 12 at 7:30pm for a chat with my Ameriprise Financial financial advistor Judy Weathers about how she has helped me lay a strong financial foundation for tmy personal finances and business Kiamsha.com (publication of my books, yoga and Reiki healing touch services, creativity coaching, social media strategist services etc.).  Click here to listen to the show:  http://www.talkshoe.com/tc/15820

Peace and Creativity,

Ananda

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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

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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. 

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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,

Ananda

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Ananda in the News – North Dallas Gazette Feature

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Happy Wednesday!

Many thanks to blogger Shawn P. Williams of Dallas South blog (http://dallassouthblog.com) for hipping me to the fact that I was featured in the North Dallas Gazette. Big ups to the North Dallas gazette for giving me a shout out and promoting my new Talkshoe.com program, The Ananda Leeke Show that aired on June 30.  Click here to read the article:  http://northdallasgazette.com/archives/06-18-09_edition.pdf

Enjoy your week!

Peace and Creativity,

Ananda

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The Ananda Leeke Show launches on June 30@8pm EST.

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Me and my best brothalove friend/book editor extraordinaire Wayne P. Henry

 

Tune into the very first episode of my new creative baby — The Ananda Leeke Show (http://www.talkshoe.com/tc/15820) on June 30 at 8:00 p.m. EST. Wayne P. Henry, my best brothalove friend and book editor extraordinaire, will join me for a discussion about my insights on writing my books, That Which Awakens Me: A Creative Woman’s Poetic Memoir of Self-Discovery (Summer 2009 – iUniverse, Inc.) and Love’s Troubadours – Karma: Book One (August 2007 – iUniverse, Inc. – www.lovestroubadours.com). Our conversation will explore the hardest and greatest moments in my writing process, 7 lessons I will never forget, and the main reason I choose to write books. Click here to listen to the show:  http://www.talkshoe.com/tc/15820If you miss the live recording, don’t panic.  You can download a recording to your computer or iPod after the show has aired. 

More information about Wayne He is a writer and contributor to the book How We Love – Letters to the Next Generation edited by Karyn Langhorne Folan, Wendy Coakley-Thompson, and Tanara E. Bowie.  How We Love is a collection of letters and lessons published by the Capital Bookfest in 2008.   

Click here to watch a YouTube video (2 minutes, 10 seconds) that features me explaining how I prepare to write: www.youtube.com/watch?v=d1v0nMObacY. The video was filmed during the question and answer session of a book launch party for my novel Love’s Troubadours – Karma: Book One (www.lovestroubadours.com) on November 18, 2007, at Mocha Hut Cafe in Washington, DC.
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The Business of Being Ananda Leeke – Part 1

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Narrative: Memories. In Your Own Words, a six-word memoir

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Copyright 2009 by Madelyn C. Leeke

Happy Thursday!

Two weeks ago my life coach Yael gave me several homework assignments.  One assignment involved me mapping my goals, priorities, and to do list activities.  Yael said this assignment would give me a picture of what I am doing in my life.  I call it The Business of Being Ananda Leeke.  Yes it is a business being me!  And it is a business building and maintaining the Ananda Leeke brand

This morning I got up early again with more energy.  I made some peppermint tea to keep me company as I sat at my kitchen table journaling about about my goals, priorities, and to do list activities for July, August, September, October, November, and December.   Several key phrases emerged from my journaling:  

  • mission
  • strategy-driven approach
  • reality check-ins  
  • desired outcomes
  • bottom liners
  • satisfaction
  • celebration

“More words … blah … blah … more thinking … more work” is what I thought when I reviewed my writing.  So I put my pen down and walked over to my yoga mat.  After doing a few restorative poses, I moved into my ten sun salutations.  When I finished, I sat on my meditation cushion and did several rounds of alternate nostril breathing.   That really opened my heart.  I took it a step further and grabbed my mala beads for a mantra chanting session that ended with several quiet OMs. 

After my morning yoga, I returned to my kitchen for breakfast.  While eating my oatmeal, I realized that The Business of Being Ananda Leeke  deserves a strategy-driven approach that incorporates my heart and mind.  There must be balance between the two.  A Yin and Yang approach to be-ing me. 

Stay tuned for more updates on The Business of Being Ananda Leeke!

Peace and Creativity,

Ananda

PS:  Be sure to tune into the first episode of The Ananda Leeke Show, an online radio program that celebrates creativity in everyday life, on June 30 at 8pm EST on Talkshoe.com.  I will discuss my insights on writing my new book, That Which Awakens Me: A Creative Woman’s Poetic Memoir of Self-Discovery(Summer 2009 Release – iUniverse, Inc.).  Click here to listen to the show:  http://www.talkshoe.com/tc/15820.  If you miss it, you can listen to a recording several minutes after the show airs.  You can also download the show to your computer or iPod via iTunes.

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Blogging While Brown Conference Update #1

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The official Blogging While Brown Conference photo taken by Freddy O – http://www.freddyo.com

NOTE: I am seated in the second row in between the two ladies wearing black.

Happy Tuesday! Happy Summer!  Happy Belated Father’s Day!

Today I am writing a very short post about the 2009 Blogging While Brown (BWB) Conference that I attended on June 19 and 20 in Chicago.  It was a fabulous experience!  Wonderful people !  Fantastic information!  And so much inspiration!  I am glad I went to both the 2008 and 2009 conferences.  I will post a longer BWB update later in the week.  I’ll also post about my Chicago art adventures.  In the meantime, I thought you might like to watch videos that feature BWB conference sessions.  They were taped by NextGenWeb, a BWB conference sponsor. Click here to watch the 5 videos:   http://www.nextgenweb.org/news-and-blog-clips/nextgenweb-blogging-while-brown.

If you would like to read additional BWB upates written by conference participants, see the links below.

1) BWB Conference founder Gina McCauley (includes several videos)

http://www.whataboutourdaughters.com/2009/06/oops-we-did-it-again-blogging-while-brown-2009-chicago-first-video/

2) BWB Conference program chairperson Shawn Williams, founder of Dallas South blog

http://dallassouthblog.com/2009/06/22/2009-blogging-while-brown-recap-by-dallas-south/

3) BWB Conference participant Megan Smith, Blogher representative at BWB

http://www.blogher.com/blogging-while-brown-2009-conference-people-color-lessons-all-bloggers

4) BWB Conference participant “Awesomely Luvvie,” a Chicago native 

http://www.awesomelyluvvie.com/2009/06/blogging-while-brown-rocked.html

5) BWB Conference participant Adria Richards’ Flickr BWB photos

http://www.flickr.com/groups/bwb09/

6) BWB Conference participant Talia Whyte

http://globalwireonline.org/2009/06/21/bwb-bloggers-on-digital-activisms-past-present-and-future/

FYI – I am planning to host a special episode of BAP Living Radio on July 5th that discusses lessons learned from the 2009 BWB conference.  Stay tuned for more details and the list of guest panelists.   

Peace and Creativity,

Ananda