anandaleeke #CreativityThursday Sharing: Today's Throwback Thursday celebrates my passion for writing, publishing my books, and creating paintings and wire sculptures.

My photo collage features:

1) 2004 photo of me writing in my journal about my draft novel at Love Cafe on U Street.

2) 2008 photo of me prepping before my author talk for my "Love's Troubadours" novel at @kwamealexander's Capital Bookfest at the Largo Town Center Boulevard.

3) 2013 photo with @herpowerhustle at my "Digital Sisterhood" book launch at Smith Center for Healing and the Arts in DC.

4) 2010 photo of me and my Erzulie wire sculpture that celebrates the resiliency of Haitian people at the Caribbean Cultural Center in New York City.

5) 2012 photo of me, @lucrecer, and @worldtravelmom at my author table at the BlissDom Conference in Nashville, Tennessee.

6) 2006 painting - Black Folks Are Not Monolithic, Love's Troubadours series

7) 2006 painting - One Drop of Black Blood, Love's Troubadours series

8) 2006 painting - Creativity

#tbt #creativity #caribbeanculturalcenter #smithcenterforhealingandthearts #blissdom12 #blissdom #DigitalSisterhood
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anandaleeke Happy #CreativityThursday! I am spending the morning listening to @mylivehappy's #wakeuphappy call with emotional intelligence expert Dr. Mitchell Adler. I am feeling grateful for this positive soul food. It feeds my creative spirit and heart. My client @KaratCakery recommended I participate in the call. They inspire me to live a golden life. How blessed Am I!!!! #ilovemyclients #karatcakery #livingagoldenlife #livehappy #emotionalintelligence #creativity 5h

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anandaleeke Had a great time today celebrating International #soulartday with @laurahollick and the Soul Art Day community. I used the theme of purpose-driven work to guide my body art collage of my hands. Today's @mylivehappy #wakeuphappy call on purposeful work inspired my collage. 22h

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anandaleeke Today's #soulartday afternoon Google Hangout with three of my creativity sheroes @laurahollick, @jennlee and @starshyne jumpstarted my creative process for creating purpose driven career and client vision boards. Feeling grateful. 1d

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anandaleeke Per my client @KaratCakery, I am participating in @mylivehappy's #wakeuphappy call this morning. I love when my clients help me reinforce positive attitudes and habits. How do your clients help you? #ilovemyclients 1d

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Happy #DigitalSisterhood Wednesday Digital Sisters! Today, we are promoting 2014 Digital Sister of the Year Laura Hollick's International Soul Art Day celebration. Visit www.soulartday.com for more details. #soulartday
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anandaleeke I believe self-love is one of the greatest gifts we can give ourselves. It is a lifelong #FierceLiving journey I express in my new @shopVIDA Voices collection of scarves entitled Karma: Aham Prema (I am love in Sanskrit). My collection of scarves brings ART TO LIFE. They express a SIGNATURE STYLE and SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY, and tell STORIES that inspire others.

This week, I am offering a special treat: a 20% discount when you use the code VIDAVOICES to pre-order one of my scarves for $40. Click on the link in the bio or visit http://shopvida.com/collections/voices/ananda-leeke.

My Karma: Aham Prema scarves measure 80 inches by 26 inches. They are made from 100% MicroModial and are inspired by self-love lessons learned by the main character Karma Francois, a museum curator and yoga teacher living in Washington, DC, in my novel, "Love's Troubadours" (available on Amazon.com). #shopvida #shopvidaAL #vida #scarf #scarves #womenbloggers #socialmedia #fashion #fashionbloggers #fashionista #selflove #yoga #yogateacher #iloveyoga #love #lifestyleblogger #lifestyleblogging #lifestyle #selfdiscovery #womenselfdiscovery #womenselflove
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anandaleeke In my novel, "Love's Troubadours - Karma: Book One" (available on Amazon.com), I tell the story of Karma Francois, a 30 something museum curator and yoga teacher from Oakland, California who is on a journey of self-discovery as she reinvents her career and life in Washington, DC. After learning how to paint from a master artist I worked with as an artist-in-residence for Smith Center for Healing and the Arts at Howard University Hospital, I created a series of paintings that decorate the cover of "Love's Troubadours." One of the paintings is named Karma, A Love's Troubadour. It inspired my new @shopVIDA Voices collection of scarves that bring ART TO LIFE. My collection of scarves express a SIGNATURE STYLE and SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY, and tell STORIES that inspire others.

This week, you can pre-order the Karma scarf for $40 and get a 20% discount when you use the code VIDAVOICES. Click on the link in the bio to buy a scarf or visit http://shopvida.com/collections/voices/ananda-leeke.

Each scarf measures 80 inches by 26 inches and is made of 100% MicroModial. What makes the Karma scarf special is its celebration of a woman's self-discovery journey. It is a powerful reminder for women to embrace and express #FierceLiving commitments of self-care.

#shopvida #shopvidaAL #vida #scarf #scarves #womenbloggers #bloggers #lifestyleblogger #lifestyleblogging #lifestyle #writinglife #writing #writer #womenwriters #womenover50 #selfdiscovery
#womenselfdiscovery #fashion #fashionbloggers #fashionista
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anandaleeke This week, I am sharing a special treat: my new @shopVIDA collection of Kreative Grooviness scarves ($40 each - click on link in bio to purchase with 20% discount code VIDAVOICES). They bring ART TO LIFE! They create a SIGNATURE STYLE, express SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY, and tell STORIES that celebrate the power of creativity. They awaken the positive energy individuals feel when they embrace their creative gifts.

I love these scarves because they can be worn as a stylish reminder to honor one's creative spirit all year. I love collaborating with VIDA, a woman-owned company, to make them because a portion of the proceeds is used to fund a literacy program for factory workers who make the scarves in Pakistan. How cool is that?

Guess what? The scarf design is based on my "Kreative Grooviness" painting that appears on the cover of my book, "That Which Awakens Me: A Creative Woman's Poetical Memoir of Self-Discovery" (available on Amazon.com). The painting was created under the direction of a master artist I worked with while serving as an artist-in-residence at Smith Center for Healing and the Arts at Howard University Hospital in 2005 and 2006.

For more information, click on link in bio or visit http://shopvida.com/collections/voices/ananda-leeke.

#shopvida #shopvidaAL #vida #scarf #scarves #womenbloggers #bloggers #lifestyleblogger #lifestyleblogging #lifestyle #writinglife #writing #writer #womenwriters #poets #art #artists #creativity #creative #fashion #fashionbloggers #fashionista
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anandaleeke Do you love scarves that help you create a SIGNATURE STYLE, express SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY, and tell STORIES that celebrate the power of women in social media and technology?

If you answered YES, check out my new @shopVIDA Voices collection of #DigitalSisterhood scarves ($40 -- click on link in bio to buy a scarf). My scarf collection brings ART TO LIFE! Each scarf measures 80 inches by 26 inches and is made of 100% MicroModial, a soft luxurious fabric that will add a bold, modern statement to any wardrobe. This week, you can pre-order a scarf ($40) with a 20% discount. Use the VIDAVOICES discount code. VIDA, a woman owned company, uses a portion of the proceeds to fund a literacy program for factory workers who make the scarves in Pakistan. For more information, visit http://shopvida.com/collections/voices/ananda-leeke.

My #DigitalSisterhood scarf ($40 - click on link in bio) is the perfect accessory for women who work in the blogging, social media, and technology sectors. They can wear them to conferences and events because it celebrates their inner #InternetGeek. It will also keep them warm and cozy in chilly rooms.

Its bold colors make it a lovely summer scarf. The design theme of sisterhood gives women permission to rock it all year long. Guess what? The design is based on artwork featured on the cover of my book, "Digital Sisterhood: A Memoir of Fierce Living Online" (available on Amazon.com). Many thanks to Digital Sisters of the Year @juliaconey, @justicefergie, @meredithhurston, and @barbarajones for purchasing the #DigitalSisterhood scarf last week!!!! Deeply grateful for your support! #shopvida #shopvidaAL #vida #scarf #scarves #womenbloggers #womenintech #socialmedia #fashion #womenintech #womenintechnology #bloggers #womenwhotech #womenintech #tech
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anandaleeke Happy #InternetGeek Tuesday! Here’s what I am reading this week: "The Social Media President: Barack Obama and the Politics of Digital Engagement." #digitalcivicengagement #DigitalCitizenship #civicengagement #citizen #digitalengagement #digcitizen #socialmedia #whitehouse #barackobama #POTUS #socialcivics 2d
  •   belle_cose Hmmm...let us know if we should add to our TBR lists. 2d

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anandaleeke Happy Memorial Day from U Street! Had a great early morning walk on Day #25 of my 120-Day #FierceLiving #FemmeChic Fitness Challenge. Spotted a Buddha and a 1960s Datsun convertible. Stopped by the African American Civil War Museum to honor my ancestors. #ilovewalking #ustreet #memorialday 3d

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anandaleeke I love @yogajournal because it helps me create home yoga sessions that help me take care of my lower back, hips, and core. Here are the yoga poses I included in my home practice on Day #22, #23, and #24 of my 120-Day #FierceLiving #FemmeChic Fitness Challenge. I was able to get in three long walks too. #ilovewalking #iloveyoga #yoga #yogaeverydamnday 4d

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anandaleeke Happy #FierceLiving Friday! Today, I'm reflecting on and celebrating my growth with wisdom reminders from my teacher @panachedesai. When I take time to reflect on and celebrate my growth, I am celebrating my #FierceLivingat50 commitment. That means I am taking great care of myself. I am loving myself as Creator loves me. Having this awareness creates a deep bow of gratitude and reminds me I am blessed with Creator's grace. So I choose and embrace it this day! ♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡
How are you growing? How are you celebrating your growth?

Photo Credit: @panachedesai
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anandaleeke Just wrapped up a client meeting about summer digital storytelling campaigns. Feeling excited and fulfilled! #ilovemyclients #anandaleekemedia #digitalmedia #digitalcommunications #communications #storytelling #digitalstorytelling #socialmedia 7d

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anandaleeke Today is Day #21 of my @preventionmag 21-Day Transformation Challenge and 120-Day #FierceLiving #FemmeChic Fitness. During my yoga practice, I thought about how the @preventionmag 21-Day Transformation Challenge has helped me incorporate more healthy cooking habits during my work week, have a stronger home yoga and meditation practice which motivated me to return to my yin yoga class at @tranquilspace, expand my weight and core strengthening exercises, and increase my power walks by keeping my tennis shoes by my front door. It's been a great three weeks. Tomorrow begins the rest of my 120-Day #FierceLiving #FemmeChic Fitness Challenge! #fitness #fitand50 #fabulousat50 #50andfabulous #womenover50 #womenfitness #womenhealth 7d

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anandaleeke Latergram: On Day #20 of my @preventionmag 21-Day Transformation Challenge and 120-Day #FierceLiving #FemmeChic Fitness Challenge, I used Kripalu yoga teacher Stephen Cope's Gentle Yoga Kit to create a lovely afternoon practice. #yoga #yogaeverydamnday #Yogaat50 #iloveyoga 7d

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anandaleeke Happy #DigitalSisterhood Wednesday Digital Sisters! Today, I am giving a special #DigitalSisterhood Wednesday shout out to @ranicraft, founder of Craft Web Solutions, for featuring me as her May Women Entrepreneur in Digital Media spotlight. What an honor! Visit http://craftwebsolutions.com/4427/blog/ananda-leeke to read the interview. It includes an audio recording on SoundCloud that mentions my work with the White House, Digital Sisterhood Network, and Digital Citizenship Month. Rani, thank you! I'm deeply grateful for all you are and do in the digital space! Keep shining my Digital Sister! 1w

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anandaleeke Latergram: Went on an hour power walk in Dupont Circle and Georgetown on Day #19 of my @preventionmag 21-Day Transformation Challenge and 120-Day #FierceLiving #FemmeChic Fitness Challenge. Was able to see many embassies including the Embassy of Indonesia which had a statue of one of my favorite Hindu goddesses, Saraswati. She governs the arts, knowledge, and wisdom. #ilovewalking #womenover50 #womenfitness #womenhealth #fitness #fitand50 #fabulousat50 #50andfabulous #walking #50andfit 1w

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anandaleeke Happy 76th Birthday to my father, friend, and fan @drjleeke! Enjoy your special day J! Love & Joy & Abundance! 1w

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