Strength is also choosing to slow down, go within, be gentle with yourself, and rest.
– Lalah Delia
So many wisdom gems were dropped this past weekend at the Girlboss Rally at UCLA. Women came from all over the place, and the world to assemble in sisterhood, share, and learn together. The weather was warm, sunny, and electric. The whole function was vibing high. Thank you, Summertime in California!
So many places I could start. So, let's start here: GirlBOSSESS were everywhere!!
For one, the panel that I was on was full of other lady entrepreneurs who I admire. One, in particular, my good sister-friend Lauren Ash, speaker, founder of Black Girl in Om, and also the host of the Black Girl in Om podcast. I met Liz Hernandez, creator, and founder of Wordaful, and moderator Jerico Mandybur, author, self-care coach, and spiritual guide, or the first time IRL. They were beautiful souls.
You know when you meet IRL and it feels like you've already met before? Yeah, it was that kind of glorious energy.
Throughout the day, I felt a kindred-ness with every lady I met. That's sisterhood. What a beautiful wavelength?!
The topics and sessions at the rally were as diverse as you could imagine. So many feminine voices and minds sharing insight, tips, gifts, and wisdom. At the rally, Rupi Kaur recited her powerful poetry, my dear sister-friend Erica Chidi Cohen, author, doula, and founder of Loom in Los Angeles, shared here thoughts and grace with the audience, and Girlboss’s founder and CEO, Sophia Amoruso gave the opening address and chatted about all things entrepreneur-hood. As a lady entrepreneur (a.k.a. Girlboss), having a network and platform such as Girlboss to tap into is a beyond valuable.
So our panel.
My panel’s focus was all about self-care, a very welcomed request from Girlboss. Our theme and title was title Slowing Down and Being Kind(er) to Yourself. I'm convinced that vibrating higher daily through self-care changes the game and allows higher purpose to actualize. This has been the case over and over again in my life and in the lives of my good entrepreneur friends.
No matter where we find ourselves and no matter what our tasks, aspirations, and goals at hand are and set before us, as we take care of ourselves, we embody more and more personal power and grit, to make it all a reality. Both of which are a must in when going after and manifesting your dreams, goals, and visions.
Self-care re-ignites our fire and passion. It nourishes us, fuels us, and restores us, helping us to show up daily as higher potential vessels and conduits in the world, especially when we're feeling depleted and worn out. Self-care anyone?
And of course, fortifying through self-care helps empower us to become the Gilrbosses we envision ourselves being; it sustains us!!
Find your soul's medicine. Reflect on the various ways self-care empowers you. What methods and forms of self-care make you vibrate higher and feel like you again? Once you have an answer, you have the pathway. Whatever it is that makes you vibrate higher daily, do more and more of that. That's your soul's medicine. And, it essential to the smaller and bigger process at work in your life.
Here are some of my favorite takeaways from our panel:
1. Self-care is a pathway to self-empowerment.
2. Setting firm and healthy boundaries are non-negotiable.
3. Own your no's, as much as your yes's. You have a right to your "no".
4. Don't rush into things and opportunities that feel unaligned.
5. Self-care is not selfish.
6. Call in supportive mentors and like-minded community.
7. Methods discussed: meditation, breathwork, time out in nature, gratitude journaling, traveling, slowing down, unplugging, maintaining healthy boundaries, reciting mantras and affirmations, spending time with nurturing souls, taking all the time you need to feel like you again.
There was so much shared, these are some of my favs. If you're a VHD member, you're in for a treat. We'll be sharing exclusive video footage from the Rally over in the member's area. Look out for behind the scenes, as well as, some of the panel. (Coming very soon! )
Until next time and next blog, vibrate higher daily!
Now go self-care until you’re you again! You deserve it, and you're worth it!
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