Ananda kicks off National Women’s Health Week early with her pledge to live healthy

Happy May!

Today I kicked off National Women’s Health Week a few days early.  I started with a juicy yoga and meditation practice which focused on incorporating more joy or mudita (a Sanskrit word) in my healthy living practices.  Listen to my audio blog below on Cinchcast to learn more about my pledge.

I also completed my pledge for National  Women’s CheckUp Day on May 10 (see above) and committed to doing the Woman Challenge beginning May 9 and ending on July 3.

What are you planning to do for National Women’s Health Week? I am teaching a free yoga class in Malcolm X-Meridian Hill Park in DC on May 9 at 11:30 am.

Are you doing anything for National Women’s Check Up Day? I am teaching an online yoga class on May 10 at 7 am on

Are you going to do the Women’s Challenge?

Celebrate February with Ananda and her online yoga classes, author chats, and creative coaching sessions.

Happy Early February!

February is one of my favorite months. I am celebrating February by offering online yoga classes, author chats, and creative coaching sessions.  See my schedule of online events below. I hope you can join me.  Please share them with your network.

If you like or learn anything from these online events, please consider making a donation to support Doctors Without Borders’ work to improve the lives of Haitians impacted by the January 12th earthquake.  Click here to learn more and make a donation:  


I will be teaching a series of online yoga classes on February 5, 12, 19, and 26 to honor women’s heart health month and the people of Haiti on  Each class will be held from 7:00 a.m. to 7:15 a.m. EST.  

If you miss the classes, you can watch the videos. They are all free! Click here to watch them:

Click here to learn more about women’s heart health month and the Heart Truth campaign:


I am hosting three author chats on The Ananda Leeke Show, my new BlogTalkRadio program, on February 8, 15, and 22 from 7:00 a.m. to 7:15 a.m.  EST:  During the author chats, I will read excerpts from my debut novel Love’s Troubadours – Karma: Book One and share reflections that answer the question of the day.  See the list of questions of the day below.   

1) Who are love’s troubadours? – February 8

2) What does love look like in my main character Karma Francois’ life? – February 15

3) What is love mentalism? – February 22


Join me for two creative coaching sessions on Ananda Leeke Live!, my show, on February 11 and 25 from 9:00 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. EST.  Click here to watch the show:  Don’t worry if you miss the live recording. A recording will be archived on the web site.

My online coaching sessions will utilize creativity exercises included in my new book That Which Awakens Me: A Creative Woman’s Poetic Memoir of Self-Discovery.  See the list of topics below.

a. How to use six-word memoirs to identify the many parts of yourself – February 11 

b. What does creativity look like in your life? – February 25

Enjoy February!

Peace, Creativity, Compassion, and Gratitude for Love,


Ananda’s research on Morehouse College for her next novel Love’s Troubadours – Symon: Book Two — Morehouse School of Medicine presents WOMEN’S HEALTHY HEART WEEK – February 1-5, 2010

Greetings All,

I am in the midst of doing some research on my next novel  Love’s Troubadours – Symon: Book Two.  It tells the story of Symon Allure, an African American man who spends his freshman year of college at Morehouse College ( and later transfers to Howard University (   During one of my recent online research sessions, I discovered a wonderful series of women’s heart health events that Morehouse School of Medicine ( is sponsoring in February. See the information below.

If you would like more information about The Heart Truth, a national awareness and prevention campaign about heart disease in women, visit  Remember to wear red on National Wear Red Day which is February 5 to show support for women’s heart disease awareness.  Click here to learn more:

Here’s something new I learned about today – Healthy You Now

Happy Monday!

My Blogalicious sistalove Xina Eiland sent me a Facebook invitation to become a fan of Healthy You Now (, a new bi-monthly online health magazine that launches on December 8.  Healthy You Now’s mission is to: 

  • promote information on good eating habits,
  • change the conversation from weight to health & healthy choices, and 
  • challenge each individual to make adjustments to their overall lifestyle.

Tonya Lewis Lee is serving as Editor-in-Chief.  Lee is a lawyer, writer, mother, wife, and lead spokesperson for The Office of Minority Health’s “A Healthy Baby Begins With You” campaign (  Lee penned a best-selling novel Gotham Diaries.  She also co-authored the children’s book Please Baby Please with her husband Spike Lee.  Visit for more information.

After checking Healthy You Now’s web site out, I happily accepted the invitation and proceeded to tweet about this wonderful new online magazine so that my BAP Living ( and Sisterhood, the Blog ( audiences would know more about it.  Please support this new publication by visiting and signing up for the free newsletter. If you are on Facebook, join the Healthy You Now Fan Page:  Tell your friends to join too!

 Enjoy your day and week!

Peace, Creativity, Compassion, Gratitude, and Healthy Living,