Thanks + Giving

Thanks + Giving

This is time to bring families, friends and loved ones together. A time for thanks and a time for giving. We recognize that some people will celebrate Thanksgiving and some will not. Even so it’s always the right time to focus on thanks and giving in our lives. I want to reflect on all the things I’m thankful for and the things I want to dedicate myself to in giving. Please comment below to tell me one thing you are thankful for and one thing you will be more giving of. Thanks I am first and foremost thankful to have the power of prayer in my life. I feel really blessed to have God as part of my beliefs and in my way of life. I give thanks for all of my six children and hubby. I wouldn’t change one thing about having such a large family. They keep me feeling young, silly and light hearted. Thankful for all the new connections and friendships that have been made. I can’t even begin to tell all of you all the women that have really come together and are connecting. I haven’t felt a sense of sisterhood in quote some time. I’ve met so many phenomenal artists, bloggers, divas, healers, makeup artists, stylings, photographers and the list goes on and on. Giving I promise to be a more giving and generous person to others. I plan to decide on a charity/organization to benefit from our Henna Chai and events we have planned for 2018. I’d also really love to give back to the community through free henna classes both online and locally....
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This Henna Lifestyle

This Henna Lifestyle

Have you ever thought of your gift as being much bigger then you and becoming your whole lifestyle? Sit back and think about that for a second. Reflect on that specific talent of yours and how many lives you’ve touched. Your magic is your way of life which is radiating to each and every person you meet. This is you living life to the fullest #lovinglife This is you through your struggle #baldandbeautiful This is you experiencing life #islandlife This is you giving your all #empowered This is you energizing the space around you #namaste This is you with your sisters #sisterhood This is you loving yourself #selflove This is you being happy #happiness The lifestyle of henna touches women (and men) from all walks of life. Henna sees no sex, religion, color of skin, culture, hair texture, age and loves everyone. Henna to me comes full circle. What I can give of myself is what I receive back. The lives I’ve touched and continue to touch is what brings me complete happiness. I thank God for this gift. The lifestyle of henna is not only my lifestyle but yours as well. There are no restrictions in this beautiful art form. Henna was put on this earth for a purpose. The purpose of bringing all people together. It’s true because I live it every day. What does henna mean to you? How does it affect your daily...
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Sisterhood and Healing: What I learned this weekend

Sisterhood and Healing: What I learned this weekend

This past weekend was absolutely amazing; bringing together women from all walks of life, backgrounds and perspectives. The phenomenal Goddess Glo Up event (which by the way is coming to DC in February) and the professionals Natural Hair Industry Convention were events all of you would have loved. It began with all white. Honestly all white?! Man. Talk about going out of my comfort zone. It’s not that I don’t love other colors (yes I love black!). I know many of you have seen me rocking some beautiful colors. It’s just that my black hijab is so comfy and I don’t have variations in colors in that style. Yes, I’m going to get more made but until then I had to figure things out. There were definitely little whispers in my ear challenging me to attend. I was nervous to be putting myself in a situation where I told myself I wouldn’t have expectations but I’m not going to lie to myself, I had ideas floating in my mind, whispering to me and my own insecurities. I told those whisperings that today is going to be my day with my sisters, in all their glory and beauty. To be surrounded by so much radiant energy and positive vibes. To embrace an experience that could potential be life changing. To connect with like minded people. This is what I needed. Perhaps not only what I needed but it was meant for me to cross paths with someone there and be there for them in some way or another. I believe every encounter is not by chance but by destiny. At the Goddess...
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3 Cancelled Flights, Two Airports and Two Airlines

3 Cancelled Flights, Two Airports and Two Airlines

So my day began just like any other day or so I thought. The plan was to head to Montreal catching a 6am flight with Delta, this past Thursday from BWI. I had several personal things to take care of today along with taking care of the plans for this Saturday’s Henna and Chai event. Plus it’s my mom’s birthday and I was taking some time out to spend with her. I was really looking forward to this trip. I don’t really get much time off. As I sat waiting for my Delta flight to Detroit (catching a connecting flight to Montreal) I could hear the staff whisper amongst themselves about how the flight was overbooked. I was waiting to get my assigned seat. As we sat there waiting our flight proceeded to take off and leave several of us behind. Literally it just left without us and the Delta staff didn’t say a word ahead of time to prepare us. Myself and the other passengers were extremely upset. Delta didn’t give us a heads up where some of us could have made other arrangements. I knew there were other possible flights on other airlines when I had looked it up and now I was stuck figuring out how to arrange myself and all the appointments I had today. Delta also had my bag as I had checked it in. That bag contains all of my clothes, toiletries, gifts, henna and jagua paste and orders that clients had made. What would happen to my bag? I needed it even if I could catch another flight to Montreal. Thank goodness...
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