abiolatv 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
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abiolatv 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 3d

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abiolatv 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 3d

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abiolatv 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
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abiolatv 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! 4d

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abiolatv 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
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  •   southwarkrooms *dances #dorobucci* 4d
  •   abiolatv @southwarkrooms HUGS and For those who don't know what that means: "Dorobucci means a person or an individual that is awesome, amazing, and buff. Any word that qualifies greatness, that's Dorobucci. 'Bucci' means anything that is amazing, fun. Doro makes Bucci a person, Doro personifies Bucci so you're Doro, and I'm Doro. This table is Doro, anything is Doro." via allAfrica.com xoxo 4d
  •   muyiwaele @abiolatv good one 4d

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abiolatv 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 5d

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abiolatv 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
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abiolatv And my lunch today is my #collardgreens #leftovers! :-) Never any shame in brown bagging it wherever you go if they don't have stuff you eat!! lol #veggies #vegetarianlife #vegan #sacredbombshelleats 6d

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abiolatv Have a question about your @McDonalds' food? They are taking your questions. They say tweet 'em ANY question and they'll answer you. There's also a video about it on their Twitter. #spon I'm curious to hear what they say as well. xoxo 6d
  •   karengoodmarable What are the conditions of their slaughterhouses? Are they humane or do they have plans in place for the future? Same with their chickens. Do they use that killing foam? How humane are they, is that something they consider? East does McDonald's do to lower their footprint? 6d
  •   abiolatv @karengoodmarable LOVE your questions! 6d
  •   deemakesjewelry Where are they getting their dairy from? Are the cows hormone-free? 6d
  •   abiolatv @deemakesjewelry great question, Dee. Thanks for posting it! xoxo 6d

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abiolatv I love this Prayer Deposit Box for the #Prayer List; I spotted it in #Brooklyn, NY!! The Gift of Love: "Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is LOVE." 1 Corinthians || #sacredandthecity #corinthians #prayers #blessings #love #faith #hope #prayerlist #sacred
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abiolatv #FarmToTable-style #Dinner in 4 easy steps! Fresh collard greens from my parents' #garden. I sautéed them with onions, #garlic, #rosemary, #oregano, extra virgin olive oil #evoo and black pepper. Delicious and naturally organic! #sacredandthecity #collardgreens #vegan #vegetarian #greens || What are you having? 1w
  •   leangirlsclub I'll be right over 1w
  •   akanva I miss eating collards. I cannot digest them anymore 1w

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abiolatv #SacredBombshell Diary... My inner critic is a bitch and a raving lunatic but I love her. Even and especially when I hate her. She's devious, anxious, and paranoid. She chastises me in my fabulosity. She thinks that I am way too much. Except when she thinks that I am not enough.

My inner critic is a bitch who scolds me for not thinking of snappy replies until later. She laughs at my inadequacies and smiles at my missteps. She's all, "I told you so" when I eff up. She used to prey on my insecurities.

I used to listen to this inner bully like it was my religion. I used to criticize, judge, and humiliate myself to myself like it was my job. I held myself up to inhuman standards of perfection and Inner Bully still wasn't satisfied. That's because no matter how much you feed a beast it will always be hungry. And the Inner Bully is a beast.
There has been a #sacredshift over the years, though. From scared and scarred to sacred.

Now I am able to stand beside her as she wonders why my nails are so raggedy today. I am the observer to her taunts, the witness to her dramas, but no longer the victim of that persistent voice that says, you are not enough.

My #workinprogress default is being reset to #sacred #selflove. It becomes easier to laugh at that voice, to notice her absurdity, and thank her for sharing and caring in her misguided way.

Inadequate? Me? The devil is a liar and so is your inner critic. Who dare not see the glisten & the shine on the #magical creations that are you and I?
My inner critic is a shady, shadowy bitch. But I do embrace her, in all of her misinformed glory. True self love is owning all of the pieces of ourselves. The perceived brokenness, the lovely ugly shadow, the fearlessness, and the #fear.
True self-love is looking Ms. Inner Bully in the eye and saying, you must be mistaken thinking such horrible things about someone so outrageously #beautiful & perfect in her fab imperfections. Have you seen me? Known me? Spoken to me? Eaten my good cooking? Just as I thought. Your insults, yes, are misguided. And you, Inner Bully, like all bullies, are sorely mistaken. #begone #sacredandthecity #meditation #healing #barefoot
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abiolatv #SacredBombshell alert! Starting this Monday, tune into #webseries 'The Drive' via @SimplyRides! I'm honored to join a group of A-mazing goddesses on this show created by @Sekouwrites. Via @huffprgirl: "We discuss our personal and professional journey, while driving the 2015 Hyundai!! Some of the ladies are: @huffprgirl amandaseales @jodiepatterson @mzhautehunter @harriettecole @abiolatv @glowmaven @thebrewonline #TheDrive" || Via @sekouwrites - My new test drive show airs on @kollidetv this Monday! Better get ready. These dynamic women will amaze you. #SimplyRidesTheDrive #leggho #sacredandthecity #yaywomen! 1w

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abiolatv #ThrowbackThursday! #SacredBombshell dialogue with Tamar Braxton at the studio in #Manhattan. She was #pregnant at the time but I didn't know it. :-) #tbt #sacredandthecity #tamar #tamarbraxton #thebraxtons 1w

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abiolatv You have PERMISSION to be YOU! I just posted the #SelfLove PermissionSlip from The #SacredBombshell Handbook on my #blog at tinyURL.com/SacredPermission. Get yours! | Take in these #sacred lessons. Give yourself permission to have a Big Bombshell Breakthrough Life – to embrace pleasure, passion, positivity, play, and possibility.

I, _______________________, now give myself full permission to rise into my shine. It is my time to own my bombshell. I am ready to stop playing small.

I am allowed to love myself.
I am allowed to claim my feminine power.
I am allowed to be unapologetically me.
I am allowed to express my feelings.
I am allowed to be a force of love.
I am allowed abundant joy.

As a Sacred Bombshell Sister, I claim my right to pleasure. I embrace my right to passion. I welcome positivity. I drink in my right to play. I revel in my inner wild woman. I am open to a regret-free journey of possibilities.
Signed: ______________________________
#sacredandthecity #throwbackthursday #tbt
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abiolatv #SacredBombshell alert!! Join me for an #Instagram chat right NOW until 8:30 EST on @thesinglewivesclub -- let's do to! :-) #SacredandTheCity 2w
  •   abiolatv That was Let's do IT!! lol 2w
  •   femmepolitique Omg! You glow!!!! You're so beautiful, Abiola! 2w

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abiolatv Hey love! Join me for your #SacredBombshell Reinvention in Atlanta on October 18th for the #SingleWivesClub Women's Empowerment conference. (Info on my site and theirs!) || YES! I'm doing a live #Instagram chat with them TONIGHT at 8pm EST. || Repost from @SingleWivesClub: Our #TalkTuesday LIVE chat series continues tonight w/ Celebrity Self-Love Coach @AbiolaTV#SacredandTheCity #inspiration #selflove #selfworth 2w

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abiolatv Lunch break! What's your favorite Chinese food? I love sweet or garlic sauces. This beauty is Sesame #Faux Chicken. Much love to Yuan Fu #Vegetarian Restaurant in Rockville, #Maryland. This is delicious! Not yummy for #vegan #food. Just yummy period and great service, too. This is breaded and fried so it's NOT HEALTH FOOD just because it's vegan. Add their Chinese broccoli to make it healthier, which is also delish.
If you want to make it yourself, I found a great recipe on the blog @TheComfortingVegan. I'll post a link later on my #blog if you can't access this: http://thecomfortingvegan.blogspot.com/2013/01/vegan-sesame-chicken.html?m=1 #sesamechicken
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