Create space in your life for yourself

How have you all been? It’s been a minute, hasn’t it? I’ve been doing others things that have kept me away from this space, all in the interest of self-care. Yes, I know you’re probably tired of hearing this oh-so-popularized buzzword, but it’s true. Self-care matters. You can’t pour from an empty cup. Since I last touched in I’ve been spending a lot of time taking in podcasts, listening to audiobooks, spending time with those people that are really important to me, reading, exercising and getting a lot of rest. Since starting FemmePowered, I have been going, going, going. If I’m not planning an event, I reviewing one, preparing content for the blog, writing articles for other sites, partnering with others with the same passion for women and community. Having and maintaining a self-care practice has been missing from my life for a long time. And I have felt the impact of its…

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Journaling, Visionboarding, Storytelling

Caring for myself is not self- indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare. – Audre Lorde Yesterday at Ladies Who Brunch, I was privileged to speak to a group of 15 women on the importance self-care to the woman on a mission. When life gets busy, self-care is usually the first thing we women throw out the window. I felt that the topic was an appropriate one to share with this dynamic group of women, some managers, business owners, health practitioners, community advocates, and retirees. These women give so much of themselves to others that they need to be reminded that they too are deserving of some consistent care. This year you can expect a lot more events. My next event is a collaboration with two other amazing women. It is a Journaling, Vision-boarding, and Storytelling workshop and it comes up in February. Join workshop…

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Ladies Who Brunch

What visions do you have for yourself and your life in 2018? In this soulful session, you will open yourself up to the things you want for yourself in the year ahead. Over brunch, we will share open, supportive and encouraging discussions with a small group of women who are committed to seeing their visions manifested. In this brunch session, I will be joined by Tash Mitch, coach, healer, and intuitive, and Carol Mitchell, life coach, community advocate and the founder of GARP. I will be speaking, what the term truly means, and it’s importance to the woman with a mission. It’s gonna be real, honest, and candid. Tash will be speaking on visions and manifestations and Carol will delve into her rich arsenal of wisdom to inspire and help get us approaching our visions from the right place. Registration, pricing, and venue details can be found on the flyer below.  

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All ends lead the new beginnings

In a few hours, it will be 2018. As I reflect on this past year, I am thankful for the blessings, the lessons, the challenges, the highs, lows and the grace to endure. In many ways, this was my best year and I am excited about the personal and professional direction I am stepping into in 2018. On the 15th December, FemmePowered turned three. I didn’t share anything on the blog or social media as I have done in previous years because the mood that came and went with the day was introspective. And I was not reflecting on my journey as a broken and battered woman blogging to make sense of the pain and shame associated with her broken body and heart, thanks to an abusive marriage. Instead, I was reflecting on how much meaning FemmePowered has made for individuals and the community, and I was thinking of ways…

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My ancestors are my entourage

This week promises to be challenging on so many levels. But I am ready. I have the love of those who have me, my inner strength and the unrivaled power of my ancestors. I am learning to channel them (my ancestors) because they are wise and loving and they have gone before me. They are a roadmap and guide to my present and even future. Yes, Roadmaps and Guides. So when I walk into a situation, I never go alone. I bring my people with me. I bring everyone who has loved me with me when I face a potential client or a disturbing challenge. I summon the boldness of my maternal and paternal grandmas, who were gutsy, feisty, fearless, unapologetic, graceful and strong women. On reflection, I now see them as disrupters and feminists, ahead of their time in many ways. I also channel the grace of my uncle,…

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