Lupita Nyong’o’s Lessons in Beauty and Self Esteem

Lupita Nyong’o topped herself with her flawless Sacred Bombshell glam that screams that she really woke up like this. I played with Barbie dolls but I am hoping that someone creates Lupita dolls because this is where I want my daughter to see her reflection.

Here’s what Lupita had to say about beauty and self esteem at an Essence award ceremony a year ago. The goddess won Best Breakthrough Performance Award at the 7th annual Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon. This text is from the transcript of that event.

 

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Pink Wisdom! What You Need to Know About Your Relationships and Self-Worth

Alison Chase is creator of the site WakeUpToBreakUp.com. She is also the author of “Dear John…, which she co-authored with John Leuba. She interviewed me for her exciting new venture Pink Wisdom about your relationships and self-worth. The featured photo is a throwback shoot I did a few years ago with the super gifted JC Photos.…

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What is Self-Inquiry? Abiola’s Gospel of Greatness for Your Best Year Ever (Questions)

There are some of us who live too much in our heads. I am definitely guilty of that, at times. However, I believe that most people are not introspective enough. If more people took the time to examine themselves and chart a course for their lives, the world would be a juicier place. There is no knowledge like self-knowledge. First, know thyself. After all, how can you love someone you don’t know? How can you know anyone else if you don’t love yourself?

So ask yourself, who am I? Hint: I am not this body…

 

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What is the Breath of Fire in Kundalini Yoga? With Yogini Bravebird Amel Larrieux (Video + Transcript)

It was my sacred honor to have a positive healing dialogue with singer Amel Larrieux. We took a moment to power up and cleanse with the pranayama breathing technique known as breath of fire, Agni-Prasana. That’s right, the Bravebird is also a yogini. Amel was half of the neo-soul powerhouse known as Groove Theory. Along with Erykah Badu, India Arie, Jill Scott, Alicia Keys, D’Angelo, Maxwell and others, they changed the face of music and defined a generation – mine!

The conversation with Amel was so powerful that I want to share it with as many women as possible. That’s why the extended dialogue is included in The Sacred Bombshell Handbook of Self-Love. Watch the video here — and meanwhile, here’s what the Wikipedia gurus have to say on the topic.

“Prāṇāyāma (Sanskrit: प्राणायाम prāṇāyāma) is a Sanskrit word meaning “extension of the prāṇa or breath” or “extension of the life force”. The word is composed of two Sanskrit words: prana, life force, or vital energy, noted particularly as the breath, and ayāma, to extend or draw out. Not “restrain, or control” as is often translated from yam instead of ayāma. It is a yogic discipline with origins in ancient India.”

Ok, here it is…

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Kerry Washington’s Top 5 Spiritpreneur Power Player Tips! Olivia Pope Advice?

Right now Olivia Pope is in a royal mess. Her recent antics have left us feeling like someone needs to Pope it for Olivia Pope. Still, even on her worst day, we wouldn’t mind receiving some Olivia Pope advice.

Luckily her fierce doppelganger Kerry Washington shares her top 5 power player tips in this month’s InStyle Magazine. Kerry Washington is an entrepreneur, mom, actor, speaker, and activist. Yes, she is a Sacred Bombshell o be reckoned with. Here’s her advice...

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My Metta Loving Kindness Meditation! A Powerful Self-Love Testimony (Audio)

What is a metta loving kindness meditation?

Here’s what our self-editing brethren at Wikipedia have to say about it:

“The cultivation of benevolence (mettā bhāvanā) is a popular form of meditation in Buddhism. In the Theravadin Buddhist tradition, this practice begins with the meditator cultivating benevolence towards themselves, then one’s loved ones, friends, teachers, strangers, enemies, and finally towards all sentient beings. “Compassion meditation” is a contemporary scientific field that demonstrates the efficacy of metta and related meditative practices.

 

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African Goddess Affirmation Cards! What Are They? Here’s How to Use Them (Video)

Inspirational Positive Affirmation Cards…

These feminine power archetype cards feature self-love lessons and positive affirmations from Love-Body-Spirit™ Coach Abiola Abrams, author of “The Sacred Bombshell Handbook of Self-Love.” If you enjoy personal development, self-help books, affirmation cards or tarot cards, then these are for you. Use for intuitive guidance, daily empowerment goals, oracle readings, divination discovery or self-coaching.

“I am enough.”
“I am worth loving.”
“Life loves me.”

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