Every hour is happy hour when you're loving life!
It's thrilling meeting you here
and on youtube, twitter, facebook and flickr too. And obviously if I call myself the LIFESTYLE PASSIONISTA, your next question is "What is a Passionista, Abiola?"
Well, if a fashionista is passionate about fashion, I AM A PASSIONISTA - passionate about the highs of life!
We all have a life that we imagined we'd be living. For some that
meant having great kids, for others it's a dream career. Whatever it is, if there is a gap between that imagined life and
the life that you are living, our goal here is closing that gap and getting you closer to The Goddess Factor.Living a life
that is fun, adventurous, brilliant, sexy, deliciously crazy and seriously YOU.
The Passionista Lifestyle is about daring be imperfectly you in a world that says
you should be cookie cutter. The Passionista Lifestyle is about living big and bold and coloring outside of the lines. The
Passionista Lifestyle is about learning to love yourself -- your inner self -- whether that self is cloaked in a body that
society says is too big or too small, whether your hair is a huge, gorgeous afro, a feathered pink bob or a weave down to
your ankles, whether you have natural boobies or huge fake kazongas, or whether you are a corporate lawyer or graffiti painter.
People will always have opinions about who you should
be. As long as the loudest voice is yours, you are on your way. I started studying self-development when I was a tween and my father brought home a workbook from a Zig Ziglar workshop that
he attended. After that I started reading the works of self-love teachers ranging from Iyanla Vanzant and Louise Hay to Wayne
Dyer and Esther Hicks. It was exciting a few years ago to see some people turn their mental strobe lights on and begin to
realize their own personal power when The Secret was published. However, there were
missing keys of sustainability for many women - concrete tools and a sense of joy, "scandalosity" and fun that we
want in our daily lives. That's what this is about - living a juicy life without fear of judgment. I say "scandalosity"
because to many the concept of women choosing to feel good above all else is scandalous.
My debut novel Dare is a romantic comedy about a woman asking herself "What would I dare to do if I knew I could not fail?" The
Goddess Factory is about YOU and ME learning and relearning what Maya learned in my novel Dare,
what Taqiyya learned in my doc Knives in My Throat,
and what Dorothy learned in The Wiz and The
Wizard of Oz, "We had it all along, my dear." Yeah! Someone asked me whether this was about female superiority. Crazy, right? We're talking about the empowerment
of all people.
Can you imagine what the world would
be like if every woman realized that she was a goddess? Can you imagine if every woman lived life courageously
in love with herself? What if every woman had the audacity of her own power - emotionally, culturally, politically, and sexually?
Welcome to the Goddess Factory, gorgeous, the Goddess Factor is yours to claim.
Most days I am loving life as a New York City diva working on becoming the Goddess of All Media.
Whoo Hoo! Other days, I dig
into my bag of tricks: positive affirmations, inspirational games, fight songs, readings, visualizations and more to hold
on to myself. We deserve to feel joy, inner beauty and personal power, while looking fab and having incredible relationships.
Let's do it together, ok, lovey dovey?
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