Have you started decorating for Kwanzaa yet?

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Waking up with beautiful music as my alarm and diving right into meditation and yoga first has really improved my life in so many ways. I am so happy you took time out of your day to come and vibe with me today! Overworking, over-giving, and negative self talk are the days of the past.

Please know……

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Meditation is medication! Try it!

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Create a space and/or day for self care. Take a day off often! Go get a massage!

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Thank me for the reminder later!


So! Kwanzaa starts on the 26th! I am so excited! Have you started your Kwanzaa decorating yet? Remember the colors are red, black, and green!

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Yes! I stocked up on construction paper!. My kids and I love making the powerful Kwanzaa links to wrap around our tree. You only need a few items.

-Red, black, and green construction paper

-Scissors

-Clear tape

Then cut the on the ends into strips a few inches wide.

Loop around and tape the ends together. Keep the same red, black, and green pattern.

You can also use those same strips for your Mkeke Mat.

Of course we also made sugar cookies from scratch! Yes! We used cooke cutters and decorated them with yummy icing an sprinkles. My son… well….we call him cookie monster. I tried to take as many pics before they were all eaten up.


Have you located Kwanzaa events around your city? Atlanta has so many events! Here are a few of my favorite events.

Girl Why You Dance Like That? Fusion from Africa to Hip-Hop

Total Dance/Dancical Productions, Inc. proudly announces its 25th Annual Kwanzaa Celebration featuring “Girl Why You Dance Like That”

About this Event

Total Dance/Dancical Productions, Inc. proudly announces its 25th Annual Kwanzaa Celebration featuring “Girl Why You Dance Like That” Fusion – From Africa to Hip Hop on Thursday, December 29, 2022 at the South Fulton Southwest Arts Center, located at 915 New Hope Rd., Atlanta, GA 30331 at 8:00pm. The Kwanzaa Village, a marketplace of unique gifts and entertainment begins at 2:00pm. The Kwanzaa Ceremony begins at 6:00pm. Both the Village and Ceremony are free and open to the public until 9:00 pm.

Kwanzaa is an African-American holiday observed from December 26th thru January 1st. Dr. Maulana Karenga created the Kwanzaa Festival in 1966. The celebration is based on seven principles recognized each day of Kwanzaa. This year’s Total Dance/Dancical Productions’ festivities are on the fifth day of Kwanzaa celebrating UJAAMA, which means cooperative economics.

This performance is a high-energy blend of dance, drums, and live music. You don’t want to miss it!

I love a quality FREE event! If you live in Atlanta! This event is one of my fave places for self care!

Come gather in celebration of all we have planted, watered, and tended to all year.

Enjoy the harvest of Our collective labor. We made it!

Fri, December 30, 2022, 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM EST

The Core Total Body Salon and Wellness Spa 2857 Main Street East Point, GA 30344


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Thank you for your time today! I’ll be back to share more of our Kwanzaa seven day celebration. Send me some of your pictures to share. You can send them to EmpressYana@EmpressLyfe.com. Huge shout out to everyone who has already sent me questions, suggestions, pictures, etc. I will answer you soon. Stay tuned! XOXOXOXOX

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Empress Yana


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