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Art is Like Breathing With Lady K

This week, I’m joined by poet-entrepreneur Lady K. We talk about one of Lady K’s passions, ART, and its ability to facilitate self-care, activism, and expression.

Lady K is a fourth year student at the University of Florida double majoring in African American Studies and Political Science, with a specialized tract in International Relations and a minor in Arabic. Upon graduation, she will attend law school. On campus, she is active with her school’s competitive policy debate team.

Lady K is a published author, national award winning writer, public speaker, and civil rights activist. By combining her passion for words and policy, Lady K continues to seek solutions to bring about a sustainable peace domestically and abroad.

You can learn more about Lady K by visiting her website.

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Lady K will be our feature on this week's edition of the Live and Online: Expression Session.  Register below! 

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Sugar Coat Free with Asiya and Jameela

On this week’s episode we welcome Asiya and Jameela, aka the epic hosts of the Sugarcoat Free Podcast. These black Muslim millenial women navigate topics like mental health, pop culture, love and religion while spreading inspiration and really bad jokes.

During the interview we explored self-care, being Muslim, loving ourselves, as well as being courageous, open and true. They dropped wisdom you can write down and immediately apply to your life to improve it and bring more perspective.

Check it out!

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Special Episode: What Do You Believe In? (Part 2)

This week’s episode is part 2 of this special series on Beliefs.  I have been passionately working on this one over the past few months. 

As a refresher:  

The vision: To explore how our beliefs shape who we are by asking people, “What do you believe in?”

The process: I interviewed 8 different people in a one-on-one interview.  I asked the same series of questions to each person in the same order.  They did not know the questions or the theme of the interview before hand.  Therefore, the answers they shared were completely impromptu and from the heart. 

The result is beautiful, magical, insightful, and absolutely inspiring.  

I know I say this every week, but honestly, you will love this episode.

If you haven’t watched/listened to part 1, you can do so here.

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Special Episode: What Do You Believe In? (Part 1)

This week’s episode of T.H.E. Celebration is truly special.  I have been passionately working on this one over the past few months. 

The vision: To explore how our beliefs shape who we are by asking people, “What do you believe in?”

The process: I interviewed 8 different people in a one-on-one interview.  I asked the same series of questions to each person in the same order.  They did not know the questions or the theme of the interview before hand.  Therefore, the answers they shared were completely impromptu and from the heart. 

The result is beautiful, magical, insightful, and absolutely inspiring.  

I know I say this every week, but honestly, you will love this episode.

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6 Ways to Bring Balance Into Your Life

In this last week of October, we see how nature and the energy around us starts to slow down.  Let us too, take a cue from the natural world and pause to go within. 

On this week’s episode, I reflect on 6 areas of my life that I have invited more balance into. 

They are:  

  1. Personal and Professional (Work Life Balance)
  2. Big Picture and The To Do List
  3. Relaxation and Action 
  4. Uplifting Content and Current Events
  5. My Speed
  6. Self-Love

Through finding balance in these six areas, my joy barometer has gone through the roof. 😃  I also share with you ways you can bring balance to your life.  Enjoy!  

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Empowering Routines for 6 Key Areas of Your Life

On this week’s episode: we talk about the power of routines to create joy, stability inspiration and growth in your life.

I invite you to create empowering routines in these six areas of your life: 

  1. Sleep
  2. Your Morning 
  3. Movement 
  4. Expression
  5. Gratitude
  6. Self-Love

Plus, I give examples of what my routines look like for each of these six areas. 

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An Interview With Kovács/O'Doherty

What if you could hear outer-space? That is exactly what this week's guests, Kovács/O’Doherty, made happen!

I am so excited that I got to interview Tom O’Doherty and Kata Kovács, the creators of the Art Installation Signal Tide. 

Signal Tide is a sound and extraterrestrial radio installation artwork by Kovács/O’Doherty. It combines real-time signals from an abandoned satellite currently orbiting the earth (the LES-1, launched in 1965) with specially-commissioned music and sound.

 This episode is a must for any creative who has big dreams for their art!

Click here to learn more about Kovács/O’Doherty and Signal Tide.

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Love and Trust Your Body

This episode is an ode and love poem to our bodies.  We explore how we can strengthen and go deeper into our love for our bodies.  And ways we can strengthen our self-trust.

I share with you three ways your body is genius:

  1. Your Body Knows. Call it intuition or a gut feeling.  Your body often knows before your intellect.
  2. Your Body Speaks. Through our joys, aches, pains, energy level and other subtle communications, your body is communicating with you constantly. 
  3. Your Body Empowers. We have all heard that the mind can influence what we think.  It is just as true the other way, your body can influence your mindset as well.  

Plus, during this episode we write our bodies a love poem!  In the meantime, take a moment today to say, “I love my body!”   

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Live and Online: Expression Session - March Edition (Featuring Shelby Birch)

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Live and Online: Expression Session is a monthly writing workshop which culminates in a featured performance by an internationally recognized artist.  This month, we’re excited to present Shelby Birch as our feature!

In anticipation of the event, Shelby joined me for an interview.  We talked all about her journey as a poet, her new book Lit, and of course, she spit some of her poems!

We went into depth about her ideas on love, womanhood, Blackness, awkwardness, and heartbreak. I can’t even describe how much fun this was. Tune in and get inspired!

For this week's Free Gift, Shelby is sharing a chapter from her fantastic new book Lit! To download it, click here or below.

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T.H.E. Celebration With Special Guest: Terna

This week, I had the pleasure to host a phenomenal and in depth interview with the amazing Terna, of (among many things) Coming Out Muslim. We had a deep dialogue with all about her insights and relationships with education, Islam, sexuality, health, healing, and self-care!

Terna is a Nigerian/ Liberian/American artist, facilitator and healer. She holds an MA in Counseling Psychology and Global Mental Health, and graduate degrees in International Conflict Analysis and Teaching.  She has worked as a public school teacher in New York, at the United Nations, and currently works to help survivors of homicide and victims of community violence.

Terna is also the co-writer of Coming Out Muslim: Radical Acts of Love,  which captures stories and experiences of being at the intersections of Islam and queerness and its relationship to family, lovers, one’s sense of self and relationship with our faith.

Get ready to be absolutely enthralled!

This interview is always available as a podcast!

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