How did you spend the first day of 2010?

Happy New Year! 

How did you spend the first day of 2010? 

I did some work for my company Kiamsha.com, LLC.  I met my new creativity coaching client Sharon A. Malachi, owner of Miracles with Paws, a dog grooming, pet sitting, and dog educational services company, at U Street Cafe and the Starbucks on 16th and U in DC. We worked on her company name, brand, philosophy, motto, blog, and social media strategy. It was a lot of fun. Pure joy and play. Delicious. Magical. Amazing. Transformative.  I will blog about Sharon’s new business on Sisterhood, the Blog (http://sisterhoodtheblog.wordpress.com) next week. Look for a video on Ananda Leeke TV too.  Enjoy your first weekend of 2010!

Peace, Creativity, Compassion, Gratitude, and Joy,

Ananda

Ananda’s Creative Adventures with reading Chapters 3 and 4 of The Joy Diet by Martha Beck with the Next Chapter Book Blogging Group

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Happy Saturday!

Last week I was in Atlanta visiting my friends, meeting with my attorney/sistalove friend Lauren of CatchtheVerve, LLC (www.catchtheverve.net), and doing research for my next novel, Love’s Troubadours – Symon: Book Two at Morehouse College, Spelman College and its Museum of Fine Art, and the High Museum.  I also attended Blogalicious, the first annual women bloggers of color conference.  So it was a really busy week!

Yesterday, I finally had a chance to reflect on chapters three and four of The Joy Diet by Martha Beck, an amazing book that I am reading with Jamie Ridler’s Next Chapter Book Blogging Group.  Click here to check out what the group is doing: http://tnc-thejoydiet.blogspot.com/2009/10/joy-diet-creativity.html.  I started a series of collages on Friday morning and decided to bring one of them to my dinner meeting with my life coach Yael Flusberg of Y Elements (http://yelements.com) at DC Noodles (a terrific Thai noodle restaurant owned by my dear friend Sak, a groovy brotha from Thailand who also owns Stem, a Thai boutique and one of my favorite places to shop …. and Rice, my favorite Thai restaurant in the U.S.A.!).   Yael has been incorporating my book blogging group adventures into my life coaching homework and sessions.  Tonight, she filmed a webisode of my reflections on chapter three and four.  See the video below.

 

 

Enjoy your weekend! 

Thanks for stopping by!

Peace and Creativity,

Ananda