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Protected: Your Sacred Business Breakthrough Bootcamp! Join Us at UPenn in Philly on November 2nd

Protected: Your Sacred Business Breakthrough Bootcamp! Join Us at UPenn in Philly on November 2nd

Be kind. Gentle reminder from Plato! AND Note to self. Good for when you feel like telling an errant coworker or off the chain customer service rep to meet you behind the science labs at 3pm! Lol (Obvi I watched a lot of TV as a kid.) #sacredandthecity #psa #MotivationMonday #motivationalmonday

Be kind. Gentle reminder from Plato! AND Note to self. Good for when you feel like telling an errant coworker or off the chain customer service rep to meet you behind the science labs at 3pm! Lol (Obvi I watched a lot of TV as a kid.) #sacredandthecity #psa #MotivationMonday #motivationalmonday

Heading to tape a new episode of the #BillCunninghamShow today where I’ll be laser coaching and giving advice to fathers! I’ll tell you more and when to watch when we air but #pondering for both LADIES and GENTLEMEN, what has fatherhood meant or represented in your life? Can you tell when a man or woman has been well-mothered or well-fathered? How do you maintain a positive adult relationship with your #dad or #father figure? If it’s a father figure and not your dad or #stepdad, did you choose him or did he choose you? And for my #SacredBombshells who are the beautiful #MOTHERS out there, what was the criteria for the king
 you selected to be #daddy to your amazing kids? || #StuffOnMyMind #fatherhood #motherhood #sacredbombshell #sacredandthecity  (at Bill Cunningham Show)

Heading to tape a new episode of the #BillCunninghamShow today where I’ll be laser coaching and giving advice to fathers! I’ll tell you more and when to watch when we air but #pondering for both LADIES and GENTLEMEN, what has fatherhood meant or represented in your life? Can you tell when a man or woman has been well-mothered or well-fathered? How do you maintain a positive adult relationship with your #dad or #father figure? If it’s a father figure and not your dad or #stepdad, did you choose him or did he choose you? And for my #SacredBombshells who are the beautiful #MOTHERS out there, what was the criteria for the king
you selected to be #daddy to your amazing kids? || #StuffOnMyMind #fatherhood #motherhood #sacredbombshell #sacredandthecity (at Bill Cunningham Show)

Hey love! Yeah you. Take a deep breath. Calm down. You’re okay. It’s all good. All of it! ;-) Keep it up. Tag a dream follower who needs a reminder today… || #SacredBombshell #SacredAndTheCity #PSA #YouAreRockingIt #goals #dreams

Hey love! Yeah you. Take a deep breath. Calm down. You’re okay. It’s all good. All of it! ;-) Keep it up. Tag a dream follower who needs a reminder today… || #SacredBombshell #SacredAndTheCity #PSA #YouAreRockingIt #goals #dreams

What do you love yourself enough to do today? What do you love yourself enough NOT to do today? Do you love yourself enough to go? Do you love yourself enough to stay? Do you love yourself enough to take a leap and say, yes, I can do it!? Do you love yourself enough not to eat that? Or how about loving yourself enough not to answer the phone? Or loving you enough to get that workout or #meditation in? Life is waiting for you to love you. Life is waiting for us to say we are worthy. That’s a call worth answering, right?? || Thanks for the love Uptown, @sekouwrites #MorrisonGolfClassic and @brittneymwalker! Xo || #SacredBombshell #SacredAndTheCity #selflove #selfworth

What do you love yourself enough to do today? What do you love yourself enough NOT to do today? Do you love yourself enough to go? Do you love yourself enough to stay? Do you love yourself enough to take a leap and say, yes, I can do it!? Do you love yourself enough not to eat that? Or how about loving yourself enough not to answer the phone? Or loving you enough to get that workout or #meditation in? Life is waiting for you to love you. Life is waiting for us to say we are worthy. That’s a call worth answering, right?? || Thanks for the love Uptown, @sekouwrites #MorrisonGolfClassic and @brittneymwalker! Xo || #SacredBombshell #SacredAndTheCity #selflove #selfworth

What you know about being #VIVRANT? ThrowbackThursday Interview with Q-Tip aka Kamaal the Abstract from #ATribeCalledQuest! Did I ever tell you? “You’re such a vivrant thing,
Vivrant thing, a #vivrantthing

And even though we both fly
Give each other space and not the evil eye
Actin like grownups
Don’t even try to hide cause the spot blown up!” || #tbt #SacredBombshell #SacredAndTheCity #qtip #tribe #tribecalledquest #hiphop  (at Universal Music Group)

What you know about being #VIVRANT? ThrowbackThursday Interview with Q-Tip aka Kamaal the Abstract from #ATribeCalledQuest! Did I ever tell you? “You’re such a vivrant thing,
Vivrant thing, a #vivrantthing

And even though we both fly
Give each other space and not the evil eye
Actin like grownups
Don’t even try to hide cause the spot blown up!” || #tbt #SacredBombshell #SacredAndTheCity #qtip #tribe #tribecalledquest #hiphop (at Universal Music Group)

Join me in giving BIG LOVE to #SacredBombshell Brittney M. Walker of @GypsyJaunt. Check her out. She has a really cool #travel blog and we have a fun and insightful video interview about my #newbook on her webseries coming this #Fall. I met her this summer in #CapeCod. And p.s. Look at how haute she is, I’m loving her #naturalhair Mohawk. Super cute! || #fauxhawk #afro #instabooks #journalist #SacredAndTheCity #PINK!  (at Bryant Park)

Join me in giving BIG LOVE to #SacredBombshell Brittney M. Walker of @GypsyJaunt. Check her out. She has a really cool #travel blog and we have a fun and insightful video interview about my #newbook on her webseries coming this #Fall. I met her this summer in #CapeCod. And p.s. Look at how haute she is, I’m loving her #naturalhair Mohawk. Super cute! || #fauxhawk #afro #instabooks #journalist #SacredAndTheCity #PINK! (at Bryant Park)

What’s In Your Food? Know What You’re Eating, Please! McDonalds Answers Your Questions About Their Beef (Video)

What’s In Your Food? Know What You’re Eating, Please! McDonalds Answers Your Questions About Their Beef (Video)

“Dear Abiola, Hallelujah! I finally found “the one,” him, the man I was looking for. We met online. He loves my kids and they love him. He lives in another state and after a few months we were already making plans on how to get our families in the same city. We spoke every day, multiple times a day. Now I just found out a year later that he is not only living with somebody else but he’s married. His wife called my house and my daughter answered. Yup. I was the sidepiece and I didn’t even know it. This is the second time something like this happened to me. Should I just assume every good brother I meet is taken?” - See more at: http://mommynoire.com/269591/side-chick-know/#comments

 (via Are You the Side Chick? How to Know!)

“Dear Abiola, Hallelujah! I finally found “the one,” him, the man I was looking for. We met online. He loves my kids and they love him. He lives in another state and after a few months we were already making plans on how to get our families in the same city. We spoke every day, multiple times a day. Now I just found out a year later that he is not only living with somebody else but he’s married. His wife called my house and my daughter answered. Yup. I was the sidepiece and I didn’t even know it. This is the second time something like this happened to me. Should I just assume every good brother I meet is taken?” - See more at: http://mommynoire.com/269591/side-chick-know/#comments

(via Are You the Side Chick? How to Know!)

Dear InstaDiary: Six Months Since They Didn’t #BringBackOurGirls… (Video)

Dear InstaDiary: Six Months Since They Didn’t #BringBackOurGirls… (Video)

This week marks the 6 month anniversary of the kidnapping of the missing #Nigerian school girls. Thank you to my sister #AliciaKeys for being on the frontlines. 

As I lazily lament my need for a pedicure, how many mothers wail for not hearing their daughters cries these last six months? As I contemplate whether I should get a weave or braids so my hair won’t break this winter, how many daddys haven’t been called daddy because their daughters are still missing? 

While I can decide to skillfully avoid watching or reading the news because it “depresses” me, how many girls don’t have the luxury of contemplating sadness as they weigh their options of child slavery vs dangerous escape vs being murdered? 

Despite my annoyance that the kale in the market looks old, these girls are still missing. While I consider whether to wear a dress or pantsuit to an upcoming #author appearance, these girls don’t have the luxury of deciding whether to sit or stand. Even though I am retweeting and tagging and posting the cause from the comfort of my plush, pillowed, #SacredBombshell sofa, these girls are still missing. And even as I wonder whether to upgrade my iPhone 5S or tough it out with a year and a half old model, these girls are still missing. 

What now? 

Go to GirlRising.com/Nigerian-action/ or #AmnestyInternational for marching orders. || 

#SacredAndTheCity #BringBackOurGirls #BringBackOurDaughters

This week marks the 6 month anniversary of the kidnapping of the missing #Nigerian school girls. Thank you to my sister #AliciaKeys for being on the frontlines.

As I lazily lament my need for a pedicure, how many mothers wail for not hearing their daughters cries these last six months? As I contemplate whether I should get a weave or braids so my hair won’t break this winter, how many daddys haven’t been called daddy because their daughters are still missing?

While I can decide to skillfully avoid watching or reading the news because it “depresses” me, how many girls don’t have the luxury of contemplating sadness as they weigh their options of child slavery vs dangerous escape vs being murdered?

Despite my annoyance that the kale in the market looks old, these girls are still missing. While I consider whether to wear a dress or pantsuit to an upcoming #author appearance, these girls don’t have the luxury of deciding whether to sit or stand. Even though I am retweeting and tagging and posting the cause from the comfort of my plush, pillowed, #SacredBombshell sofa, these girls are still missing. And even as I wonder whether to upgrade my iPhone 5S or tough it out with a year and a half old model, these girls are still missing.

What now?

Go to GirlRising.com/Nigerian-action/ or #AmnestyInternational for marching orders. ||

#SacredAndTheCity #BringBackOurGirls #BringBackOurDaughters

A #SacredBombshell is a woman who chooses to love, honor, and cherish herself; mind, body, and spirit. Yessss! That begins with #SelfAcceptance. They can take you or leave you as long as you accept you, all is well. #KnowYourWorth || #SacredAndTheCity #mindbodyspirit #selflove #selfworth

A #SacredBombshell is a woman who chooses to love, honor, and cherish herself; mind, body, and spirit. Yessss! That begins with #SelfAcceptance. They can take you or leave you as long as you accept you, all is well. #KnowYourWorth || #SacredAndTheCity #mindbodyspirit #selflove #selfworth

Self-Love, Body Love! Sacred Bombshell Breast Health Awareness Month Diary (Video)

Self-Love, Body Love! Sacred Bombshell Breast Health Awareness Month Diary (Video)

Who’s IN? #FeelYourBoobies Dance Party for Breast Health Awareness Month! This snazzy pink hat and #pinkribbon crystal bracelet are gifts from the #Guyanese Women Rock blog! I usually say #BreastHealthAwarenessMonth vs #BreastCancerAwarenessMonth because I want us to focus on our #HEALTH and wellbeing, not sickness.

I’m reposting my 2008 “Feel Your Boobies” how to do a breast self exam at SacredBombshell.com. Whoo hoo! The crazy thing is years after I made this video, I had 2 breast cancer scares, one resulting in removal of a humongo cyst. It was terrifying but thankfully all is well. I knew where to go for specialized help because I had made the video. (I’ll link to that experience in the post, too.) 

My family has been pretty much ravaged by cancer. My friends have also lost their moms to #breastcancer. This is what challenged me to change what I feed my mind, body, and spirit. Toxicity comes in many forms— so does #wellbeing!

Take this as a #SacredAndTheCity #PSA and #gentlereminder to feel your boobies then GO to the DOCTOR if anything seems odd. Get a second opinion if you disagree. Women of color statistically are diagnosed much later and have more aggressive cancers. Stop reading this!
Go to my site and watch the video. Sing the song. Examine your body. 
Pass it on to a friend.
Be healthy! #breasthealthawareness

Who’s IN? #FeelYourBoobies Dance Party for Breast Health Awareness Month! This snazzy pink hat and #pinkribbon crystal bracelet are gifts from the #Guyanese Women Rock blog! I usually say #BreastHealthAwarenessMonth vs #BreastCancerAwarenessMonth because I want us to focus on our #HEALTH and wellbeing, not sickness.

I’m reposting my 2008 “Feel Your Boobies” how to do a breast self exam at SacredBombshell.com. Whoo hoo! The crazy thing is years after I made this video, I had 2 breast cancer scares, one resulting in removal of a humongo cyst. It was terrifying but thankfully all is well. I knew where to go for specialized help because I had made the video. (I’ll link to that experience in the post, too.)

My family has been pretty much ravaged by cancer. My friends have also lost their moms to #breastcancer. This is what challenged me to change what I feed my mind, body, and spirit. Toxicity comes in many forms— so does #wellbeing!

Take this as a #SacredAndTheCity #PSA and #gentlereminder to feel your boobies then GO to the DOCTOR if anything seems odd. Get a second opinion if you disagree. Women of color statistically are diagnosed much later and have more aggressive cancers. Stop reading this!
Go to my site and watch the video. Sing the song. Examine your body.
Pass it on to a friend.
Be healthy! #breasthealthawareness