“I gave myself permission to feel and experience all of my emotions. In order to do that, I had to stop being afraid to feel. In order to do that, I taught myself to believe that no matter what I felt or what happened when I felt it, I would be okay.” Iyanla Vanzant
Angelina and I always tie our hair up in a bun right before we discuss anything that has to do with Iyanla Vanzant – we love her!
I was first introduced to the Yoruba priestess back in 2012 after reading her book Peace From Broken Pieces: How To Get Through, What You’re Going Through.
I. LOVED. THE. TITLE. Little did I know I’d love her autobiography much, much more. There are two ways a person can approach her life’s story; poor black child who made it out of the projects or a strong spiritual woman who uses her life’s journey as a way to teach about destructive generational patterns. I’m currently listening to the audio book – for the 5th time – as I go to and from work. It always inspires me and gives me hope on those days when I’m so out of it, I can’t even find the time to dry my hair before tying it in a loosely fitted bun.
If you’re a sister who believes in generational patterns and the distruction it can cause if gone unchecked, then this book is definitely for you. You can also find her on Iyanla Fix My Life (I completely get it when it comes to the title) and also on Oprah’s Life Class.
Hope all our sisters take time to rest this weekend.