Reebok's Be More Human Campaign

 

#Ad @Reebok @ReebokWomen

Be More Human Campaign

“She remembered who she was and the game changed.”

When I wrote these words a couple of years ago it was the declaration and an affirmation of the transition into my personal power, courage, strength, and higher purpose. My work as a spiritual writer and positive lifestyle educator through Vibrate Higher Daily is what birthed as a result. The community that has formed through this work is full of so many powerful souls doing the same.

Can you feel it? Women’s energies from around the world are syncing up. We’re remembering who we are and we’re changing the game.

 

 

How are you looking to make positive change by remembering who you are? Spread your truth and vision.

Reebok’s “Be More Human” campaign celebrates strong, game-changing females who are transforming themselves and the community around them. I’m honored, humbled, and grateful, to be recognized as one of many by Reebok.
Join the women making change. Link in bio. #BeMoreHuman

 

 

DONATE IN SWEAT

You sweat. Reebok donates. Find out how making a move gives back to these women’s organizations.

 

Make A Difference

Just one shirt can make a difference. Purchase a t-shirt, and we’ll donate 100% of the purchase price to The Women’s Strength Coalition and The Movemeant Foundation.

 

"We change the world everytime we lead by example."

–Reebok

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Loving my new head to toe Reebok outfit. 
T shirt: available online - Reebok.com/BEMOREHUMAN
Outfit: Reebok Classics Collection: Bottoms/Poncho
Shoes: Reebok Classic Leather

 

National Women Build Week

Can we talk about some of my new favorite sheroes?! 

As you may have seen from the coverage on my Instagram stories and Highlights –yesterday was LIT!

Lit, as in my soul lit up. It was one of those experiences! I got to spend the majority of the day with the most lovely women of Habitat for Humanity, Habitat LA, and Lowe’s, in honor of National Women Build Week.

National Women Build Week is Habitat for Humanity and Lowe’s initiative that unites and empowers more than 18,000 women nationwide to join forces and devote at least one day to help build decent and affordable housing in their local communities. The campaign is happening all around the country, all week long, May 5-13. One of the key flagship events was hosted in Los Angeles, where I participated.

There were power tools galore, pink hard hats, the sound of amazing music and women's joy filling the atmosphere. The love, support, and sisterhood was real and deeply felt. 

 
 National Women Build Week 2018 | Los Angeles

National Women Build Week 2018 | Los Angeles

 

Women have a way of making our work feel like a gathering of women warriors.

Throughout ancient times up to modern times, no matter what it is that women gather in community for, we have a way of letting it be known, "We're here, and we've got this'. It was such an empowering and divine experience to be a social ambassador for. 

Looking around and seeing an all woman construction crew was breathtaking site to behold. Yes!!!

I've never gotten dirtier in my life. 

We were dirty. Ha! The kind of dirty where if if stomp your shoes on the ground or pat your your clothing a dirt cloud is formed. lol. Underneath our nails, our hair, head to toe, full of dirt. 

At the end of the day, I said to The Habitat For Humanity ladies, Hillary and Lisa Marie, "I feel like that character on Charlie Brown who has the dirt cloud on him." As we all laughed I mentioned that "I forgot his name, it's..."  

"It'sPig Pin!" said Lisa Marie. "Awe yes, Pig Pen", we all laughed. So here's a sweet image of Pig Pen that represents how we pretty much looked at the end this amazing and rewarding day. Ha!

 Source:  Peanuts

Source: Peanuts

So I built a picket fence!

I overcame all of my fears of getting super dirty outside, yesterday. What a life-changing experience in itself. I got the dirtiest I've ever been and I lived to write this blog about it! Growth is real ya'll. The work was amazing and soul satisfying, and so was the dirt! (wink)

The warm California sun was shining and the winds were blowing strong on and off throughout the beautiful day. Being this was a construction site with no grass or lawn yet, dirt was flying everywhere. As we built the fence out, we dug into the earth, shoveling and pick-axing even more dirt into the air to make way for the pickets to go securely into the ground. 

 

 Building together.

Building together.

 

A major take away:

I now feel empowered to let go of fear and doubt, get dirty, do the work, and build.

How symbolic is that?!

 I learned how to build a fence! Who wants one? ;) 

I learned how to build a fence! Who wants one? ;) 

Awareness

As part of National Women Build Week, Lowe’s and Habitat for Humanity are holding space for meaningful discussion and bringing awareness to help educate, inspire and empower women nationwide to advocate for decent housing. The initiative is also about empowering women and girls with the skills in home construction and community building. The hashtags #BuildHer and #WomenBuild represent this so well.

For the 11th annual year, Habitat for Humanity and Lowe’s partnered for National Women Build Week and this year, Lowe’s donated $2 million to support in 300 communities nationwide. Habitat helps empower, stabilize families, and build self-reliance by lending what they call "a helping hand up, not a hand out", to homeowners. The homeowners all donate a certain amount their time through what is called "sweat equity", which includes partnering up and pitching in with Habitat in the building of their own home, and volunteering in the building of the homes of other's. And homeowners all pay an affordable mortgage. That's true community building and empowerment. 

According to a @Habitat_org and @Lowes survey, most women think home maintenance skills are important, but half of the women surveyed don’t know the basics? This is where Habitat for Humanity and Lowe's comes to the rescue.

 

 

#BuildHer

#BuildHer is a social movement used to generate conversation about building one another up; all while raising awareness and empowering women and girls with construction skills and affordable housing.

Find the social movement by using:

#BuildHer and #WomenBuild

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How You Can Get Involved

Habitat and Lowe’s encourages anyone to volunteer—no construction skills or experience necessary. Check your local Habitat to find out about local build clinics and community happenings and opportunities to support this initiative.

"Women Build opportunities are available across the U.S. throughout the year, and anyone who wants to learn how to build and construct a home is invited to join us." – Habitat for Humanity

It was an honor to partner with @HabitatLA, @Habitat_org and @Lowes, #WomenBuild Week, #WomenBuild #BuildHer for National Women Build Week.

Visit www.habitat.org/wb to learn more and to get involved throughout the year.

 

#PaidPartnership With Habitat for Humanity and Lowes

 

 

3 Ways To Protect The Earth & Yourself

 White Sand National Monument | White Sands, New Mexico

White Sand National Monument | White Sands, New Mexico

Happy Earth Day!

Please celebrate by having yourself an extra yummy green–superfood–salad, smoothie or juice today. And go outside and connect!! Cheers!

With a growing shift in consciousness and wellness lifestyles, what we consume, how we source food and materials, how we eat and how we treat the Earth, should all reflect this rise in consciousness–as it did in ancient times and how it currently does in indigenous cultures still. A beautiful way of life and philosophy of indigenous people is to only take what you need from the earth and to pray and give thanks for all the elements and energy that went into planting and harvesting that which you eat from the Earth, a.k.a. Mother Earth, a.k.a. Gaia. This way of our ancestors is beautiful and not dead. We can each reach deep within and connect to the timeless wisdom of living in better harmony with the Earth and its inhabitants.

Living greener, more conscious, and mindful, has evolved into an overall lifestyle for me. The beauty of this path of living environmentally friendly and making responsible decisions and lifestyle choices, has affect me on all levels. 

 

Our mindfulness towards the earth is for the greater good and future sustainability of all here now, and all to come.

 

Becoming aware of what environmental hazards are, their impact on us and the earth, and how we can easily do our part to reduce them, is such a powerful start for making change. Chemical-based products negatively affect us on a cellular level. They cause hormonal imbalance, reduce brain function, alter the nervous system (google neurotoxins) and pollute our bodies, the air in our home, the environment, and the planet. One of the greatest factors that made me realize the impact of chemicals and environmental hazards on living things is the many benefits I've experienced mind, body, and soul, as a direct result of cutting chemicals and toxins out of my life. I have greater brain function, more clarity, clearer skin, greater hormonal health, and emotional control. I now implement regular ways to detox from the heavy-metals around us, such as having Fulvic Acid with water, liver cleanses, green juices, probiotics, and epsom salt detox baths. Toxic heavy metals come from air pollution, automobiles and public transportation, and are some of the biggest sources of pollutants. So no matter how healthy we eat or how toxic-free our home is, if we leave our home and venture out into the world, pollution will be there. The good news is that there’s solutions. The more and more that awaken, lean in, and learn how we can each do our part in reducing pollution, honoring our planet, and protecting it, we help the earth vibrate higher daily.

 White Sands National Monument| New Mexico

White Sands National Monument| New Mexico

 

3 Easy Ways to Protect the Earth & Yourself

 

1. Supporting Ethical Brands & Companies

Brands who are environmentally mindful, sustainable, ethically, and consciously made. Not only do these companies have the planet’s well-being in mind, but also yours. Such a win-win situation. I have a huge crush on companies whose values and ethics benefit and support me in maintaining and sustaining a healthful lifestyle. To have conscious brands so accessible–is everything.
I love mindful companies and brands who get it. Don't you? In the same way that indigenous gatherers and farmers only take what is needed from the earth, these brands only make and produce what is needed. And in some cases as in not made until it’s ordered. This ultimately helps to reduce emissions in the air, which is the #1 cause of air pollution.

 

2. Going Green | Natural Products


Transitioning to a non-toxic lifestyle by breaking up with chemical-laden beauty, hair, body, and household products, has been life changing is such a positive way. My biggest concern was if natural/green products would actually work as well. It took me some time to discover which products are most effective for my home, my family and I, and to learn about ingredients. Once I found my flow and way with green products and green living, I never looked back. I love supporting natural products & brands who get it and that WORK. I've become a full-fledged believer in the power of pure, natural, chemical-free products. Yes, they are out there, they work–well, have high standards, and help us all to do our part in reducing emissions and protecting and saving the planet.
Natural Home & Cleaning Supplies: Seventh Generation, Zum Clean Laundry Soap, Natural Value (Wax Paper and BPA-Free Baggies), Mrs. Meyer'sIf You Care, Simply Organic, Caboo
Natural Body/Beauty/Hair/Bath: Saje, GiovanniWell People, Hanahana Beauty, HonestSchmidt'sSpa Ritual Natural Nail Polish
Natural Medicinals:  Premier Research LabsGaia Herbs, Herb Pharm, Moodbeli, Moon Juice, Navitas, EnerHealth, Mushroom Matrix, Nature's PlusGarden of Life, Sun Potion
Natural Candles, Incense, Sprays, Woods: Resonance Apothecary, Shaman's Market
are all among my favs and go to's. I could go on and on! 

 

3. Reusable Grocery Bags & Boxes
 

Less plastic bags for the win! Less paper bags for the win! Less single use items for the win! The data on how plastic bags are polluting the environment and harming both marine and wildlife is alarming. California along with other states have placed a ban on single-use plastic carryout bags to reduce pollution and protect the environment. Customers now have to bring their own bags when shopping or pay 10 cents to purchase a recycled paper bag or you can purchase a reusable bag for around $1 to $2. It’s wonderful to know that 200 countries around the world and other states and cities are taking the same protective measures by enacting laws which ban the distribution of disposable, non-recyclable plastic carry-out bags and charge a fee for all other disposable bags.
My personal favorite way to pack groceries is using hemp mesh bags and large canvas or cotton totes. My next favs are boxes and hand woven market baskets and African Baskets. The level of ease they both make carrying groceries is pretty epic. Saving and repurposing grocery boxes works wonders as a way to transport groceries from store to home. Grocery boxes can be found at any market and store you shop at. I’m sure they’d be more than generous in donating a few to your mission in reducing waste and protecting the environment. If you use plastic bags and sandwich bags, consider reusing them. Sandwich bags can be washed out, left to dry, and
reused.
 A few of my essentials. Resonance Apothecary's Holy water and a couple of my Saje's products. 

A few of my essentials. Resonance Apothecary's Holy water and a couple of my Saje's products. 

 Just a few of my many multipurpose reusable bags.

Just a few of my many multipurpose reusable bags.

 
 

Reflection | Thoughts

Keep in mind that because of supply and demand, the less we use, the less that has to be made. And keep in mind that litter is not just litter, it’s pollution.

We’re either guardians and stewards, of the Earth/Gaia or the opposite. Yikes! Let’s be good, thoughtful, and kind stewards of Gaia, Mother Earth, she’s feeding us and housing us–as she did our beloved ancestors. How beautiful. Give thanks and honor!

-Lalah

 

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Self-Care Class Recap

 
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Class was lit!

In class we learned the new high-vibrational strategies for taking our power back: life, mind, body, emotional, spirit, and soul. (unapologetically!)

 

We had a great time in class yesterday, including the bonus 30 minutes of q+a, that wasn't filmed. It was a spontaneous love thing happening. I was so here for you all's questions. It was like an after party I guess we could say. Ay!!! Thanks to all who attended live and via class recording. 

We expanded into the deeper side of self-care. We talked about the highs and lows of day-to-day life and how self-care can be used to take our power back and much, much more. (Self-care for president!)

Ever thought, "There's so many ways and roads to wellness, where do I start?". Yeah, I know that feeling. I used to have it years ago. Learning the art of self-care has been a game changer. It changed my life for the better. Off days don't stick or stay around for long once you know how to take your power back. Self-care shifts us into a higher-vibrational state of being. Allowing us to dip out on those lower vibrations. Can someone say mind, body, soul LIBERATION!! 

 

I shared many of my favorites self-care products and modalities. Three being: herbal adaptogens (mind), therapeutic baths (body), and music therapy (soul). 

 

 
 
 Tuning in. 'Listening to The Most High One'.

Tuning in. 'Listening to The Most High One'.

 

Me getting vibbyyy and tuning in, via my Energy Cleanse playlist.

We started class on a high note with this prayer/meditation track that I'm featured on titled The Most High One, by Londrelle. Be sure to visit Londrelle on Spotify for more glorious vibes. This track is also available on Tidal, Apple Music and beyond. I'm so heart-filled to see how many people have added this track to their morning and self-care routine. May it fortify you as well.

 

 
 

Here are 3 topics we covered:

1. Slowing Down  

  • Make time/make space
  • Becoming present/tune out the noise
  • Slow living 

2. Restoring Balance

  • Slowing down the breath
  • Plant medicine
  • Do more of what makes you vibrate higher

3. Nervous System Care

  • Upgrading your system
  • Parasympathetic nervous system work
  • Empowerment. Live in your authenticness

 

 

 

If you too would like to benefit from the powerful art of deep self-care, sign up and check out the class below.

Or, if you need more support and guidance in self-care, vibrating higher, and on your journey, schedule a One + One Session with me.