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July 29, 2018

BACK TO PONTA DO SOL

After a full trip to Praia, Senegal, and The Gambia, returning to my island was so beautiful! Though I was challenged again with food options, it was such a restful and beautiful time. I’m so thankful to have found the beautiful city of Ponta do Sol…and I’ll forever be thankful to the beautiful people of - Read More -

Praia Friends
July 29, 2018

PRAIA

My visit to Praia (on the main island of Santiago) was all about PEOPLE! Well, and food haha! It was so wonderful to be with my incredible friends and recharge on good food and frequent visits to my favorite gym there! it was the first time in a long time that I felt full. I mean - Read More -

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September 9, 2017

UNBREAKABLE

I am thrilled to announce the release of my second book, unbreakable! After spending a month in Thailand, living on Muay Thai camp, poetry came to me when I returned to Africa. During the time that I was writing the poetry, I was reflecting on life, relationship, and changes that had led up to me being - Read More -

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August 28, 2017

THANK YOU LA!

I am so very thankful for the beautiful beams of light in LA who came out to support the official launch of my second book, unbreakable! The event was incredible because of the amazing energy and good vibes shared by all. Thank you for making the day, and the launch, so special! I was inspired to - Read More -

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July 7, 2017

THANK YOU NEW YORK!

With only a few days notice, so many beautiful beings came to share in the talk at Langston Hughes’ House in Harlem! The light was just incredible. I am so thankful for the positive vibes, engaging conversation, and inspiration. What a night! I remain thankful. Love!

Buddha prayers
November 27, 2015

GRATITUDE

When I think of gratitude, I’m reminded of this story: There was once a man with one eye who was quite depressed about having only one eye. As he walked down the road, lamenting about his lot in life, he ran across the man with no eyes.  The man with one eye was filled with - Read More -

selena+meditative questions
October 4, 2015

THE JOURNEY TO MY FIRST BOOK

When I started this blog in February 2013, I felt called to write a book but I didn’t know where to start. I did not want to be a writer who did not write, so I used the blog as a way of becoming comfortable getting my writing out into the world. With my background - Read More -

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July 15, 2015

ONE MORE THING

When traveling, I often feel some anxiety before the flight. There’s packing, being on time for the car service, arriving at the airport with enough time to check in and go through security to be on time for the flight (and early enough to get bin space!). So many things must be done to make - Read More -

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May 27, 2015

INCREDIBLY THANKFUL

Life has been busy. Working on various projects, traveling, finalizing my first book (more to come on this! :), and striving to make time for friends and family has taken a toll. I find myself making lists to keep up…and taking less time to wind down. But I remain so thankful. Today is my birthday - Read More -

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May 10, 2015

I LOVE MY MOM!

The great thing about having your own website/blog is that you can write whatever you want! haha Though I often make more general posts, today I feel like being specific. My mother is love and light bottled up. She’s beautiful, brilliant, compassionate, caring, and beyond supportive! This morning, we laughed about one of my first - Read More -

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