Giving Back In Philly! – Editing

Yep, just like Jill Scott, I’m from Philly! A few weeks ago, I went home to see family and, while I was there, I set up an event to give back to the community I grew up in. It was a beautiful feeling to be back in Philly– there’s nothing like being back home. The …

Me & Gabourey Sidibe Think Alike!

Recently, I was blessed to have the opportunity to be a guest at the amazing Bottomless Closet 20th Anniversary Spring Luncheon! Bottomless Closet is one of the organizations where I have the opportunity to teach other women how to rebuild and transition their lives through meditation and visualization. Speaking of which, there’s actually a lot …

Giving Back: Pizza Party!

  It’s a pizza party, yall! I normally do events with just the moms this time I decided to incorporate the children by creating a fun event where they will be able to take their mind away from the stress and learn something new at the same time. One thing I think we need to …

Supporting My Community Through Bottomless Closet

I’ve come full circle! I did a talk for Bottomless Closet a few years ago and recently I came back to speak for them again– and this time it was the biggest audience I’ve ever spoken in front of! What was super cool about it for me was seeing their growth and mine. When I …

Upcoming Event! This Wednesday

Words can’t express the gratitude I have for the opportunity to speak on a panel about a topic that means so much to me. I was recently invited to be a part of a panel discussion called What the F!? It will be presented by Trellis and RaVal Davis and the discussion will be about …

Thoughts on Nipsey Hussle

“Most important thing is to get rid of doubt. If you got doubt in what you’re doing it’s not gonna work.” – Nipsey Hussle 😥😥 I posted this on Facebook a few days ago with this profile picture of the rapper in his prime. Although I’m definitely super emotional from supporting the birth of my …

What’s In A Name?

I love meeting new people! Especially all of my doula clients. One of my current clients is Senegalese and, through her, I learned about a naming ceremony that is very unique. In her culture, they don’t pick a name until a week after the baby is born. The father picks a name and then he …

It’s Doula Week!

Guess what?! I happened to be delivering my second doula baby during this year’s World Doula Week. Perfect timing! Never heard of it? World Doula Week begins annually on World Doula Day (March 22) and goes through March 28th. According to worlddoulaweek.com, “March 22 was chosen because it is the spring equinox, which represents the …

My next event!

I am super excited about teaching my next class! It’s dedicated to mommies of all kinds– current mommies, wanna be mommies, new mommies, and all of the above. 🙂 After a light brunch, I’m going to lead them in some light stretching to clear out the body and some meditation to clear out the mind. …

Start Spring Cleaning Inside You

It’s officially Spring! Time to clean out your closet and clear up your life. 🙂 My internal spring cleaning began with one of my mentors, Latham Thomas. She hosted an event called Mama Glow Gathering– An Intimate Circle Affirming Sisterhood, Supporting Release & Blooming from Within. The Circle, which happened on March 14, was guided …

Playing Hooky For Health

So, I just played hooky. Yep, just like high school all over again! LOL! Just kidding. I actually took three days off from work to really check on myself. I mean, it’s so important to relax and rejuvenate every once in a while. It makes everything else in your life easier.   Plus, it’s nice …

Go With The Yoga Flow

  When I first moved to NYC, it was in the midst of a recession. Not the best timing, I know. So, to keep my stress level low I decided to join Yoga Works. Of course, being the Leo woman that I am, I figured I could skip a few levels and start at level …

My Babymoon For New Moms

You probably don’t even think about the fact that women in America work right up until their baby comes.  Take a moment to think about it though. How healthy is that for you and for your baby? Look, once that baby arrives, as a new mom, you will have zero time to yourself. So, it’s …

Women’s History Month!

In case you didn’t know, March is Women’s History Month and Friday, March 8 is Women’s Day. If nothing else, use this time to reflect on the women in your life and how much of an impression they’ve made on you!   When I was a little girl, I remember walking to school and women …

There is no Traffic in Your Lane!

Recently, I was listening to a podcast by Imani Cohen (A.K.A. @TheHoodHealer), a popular healer on Instagram. I loved what she said about pursuing your dreams. She said, “there’s no traffic in your lane!” What a great concept, right? Her interview on progression.fm podcast reminded me that a year and a half ago I wanted …

You Are The Bag … Secure Yourself

Hey guys!   Did you know that it takes the average woman eight tries to break out of an abusive relationship? Eight tries! Yeah, me either. I just learned this fact while talking to a group of ladies at a women’s shelter.   If you’ve been following me, you already know that I had a …

EVENT RECAP: FoundHERS with Rosie O’Neil

Hey guys! Last week, I checked out the FoundHERS Speakers Series! It’s a monthly series of fireside chats with super successful women. The February speaker was Rosie O’Neil, the co-founder of Sugarfina, a luxury candy boutique. She was really inspiring and I tried to soak up all the knowledge I could– homegirl was dropping jewels! …

January Blues

With every New Year’s Eve comes a whole new list of personal goals. But with that list also comes a whole bunch of new anxieties and disappointments. My January kicked off with a bang! Things were falling into place left and right. Even goals that I forgot about were falling into formation. Listen, I was …