All About You Day | Your Wealth Your Health Your Style


This weekend I attended All About Day. Which is a one day women’s empowerment conference. Hosted by  motivational speaker Dee Marshall (@DeeCMarshall) and held at the Prince George Ballroom and Gallery in NYC. The conference covered a few different topics with expert speakers for each. We also had a little break out session for lunch as well as a Touch Lounge to get messages and try some of the products of the sponsors.
 
The conference covered Self Love with speaker Sadeqa Johnson (@Sadeqasays).  Sadeqa started her own meditation class without any prior experience. (isn’t that awesome?) She started meditating after the birth of her second child.  She wrote her first novel Love in a Carry-On Handbag to be released this fall. Sadeqa lead the group in a 7 minute mediation that was so refreshing and was a great start to the conference. We chanted “So hum” one of meditations mantras to keep our minds clear.
Do you know we have about 60 thousand thoughts a day? Meditation is something that can slow your mind down and help you to destress.  Medition also works on repairing your body. As women we often forget to take the time for ourselves. We need to recharge mentally and meditation is something that do that. It’s been a while since I actually meditated. Just sat still and listened. Sadeqa’s was right on target, you have to take care of yourself and love yourself before anyone else will. Often times that is easier said than done.
 
After mediation our 2nd speaker was  Metra Lundy, who spoke on health. Her goal was to get us to make  being fit a habit.  She is the owner of Kinetic -Inspire me Fit in NJ. As well as the creator of Manjani Fit.  She lead us in a quick Zumba workout to get the blood flowing. We think about being fit about going to the gym, Metra stated.  Metra was there to debunk that myth. The question was asked “How do we make fitness fit?”  How can we fit fitness into our daily lives? Fitness is a  conscious habit. Metra reminded us that we can’t keep living a sedeteary lifestyle.  We make so many excuses on why not to work out or why we don’t stick to our plan.  Her advice  you have to say to yourself I want to be healthy, I want to be fit. You have to do something. You have to  train smart. Find the excercise for you. Eat well, eat real food things with the fewest ingredients. It take 30 days to make a habit, we need to make being healthy a habit. Her parting words were  Live, love, life.
 
Next up, we had Sakina Spruell (@KeepingItRich) who is founder of Cole Media Inc.  (Cole Media Inc. is responsible for the All About You Day)  speak on money and how to “keep it rich.” She offered 5 keys to “Keeping it Rich”
Define it {Your goal} – Your good life
Invest in your financial goal
Build your credit (pay all bills on time)
Own your own – House and/or business (have something that is yours)
Hire your staff – accountants to housekeepers (hire professionals to do things that you can’t, get some expert advice)
Sakina also advocates having  a vision board. She considers herself  a ‘practical patty” so her vision board is not one filled with a lot out “outlandish” things. Sakina wanted us to define what we’re saving for. Define our financial goal. And invest. At least  10%-15%  of money should be saved. Contribute to your 401k. You need to budget.  Sakina also hit on why it was hard sometimes for people to save.  “Its your money” she says whether  it’s in saving or checkings. It’s yours. Entrepeneurs can have a Solo 401k or SEP IRA. Building credit  is as simple as paying bills on time, and keeping credit card balances low. Find out what stocks are on sale and invest. Sakina provided practical advice with encouragement to really take a look at your finances.
 
We moved on to the relationship portion of the conference with Writer, Author, & Essence editor  Demetria Lucas ( @abelleinbk ). Which you’ll remember I went her pre book release party earlier in the week. There is more to life than men, Demetria stated and she was tired of the negative portrayal of Black women. I could definitely agree with her on that. “We just don’t date break up and get depressed.” as society would have us believe.  Demetria then went on to speak , on how love was viewed as a one shot deal. Because it’s like you get only get one shot and if you mess up you’ll be alone forever. Which is false.  
 She read excerpts from her book “A Belle In Brooklyn: The Go-to Girl for Advice on Living Your Best Single Life “  where she read about meeting Suge Knight. ( according to her he looks like a cherub) She wrote book because there was something missing in the market , she got tired of waiting on material that resembled her experience. She  has a degree in journalism so she put it to use to write this book.
 
Our last speaker was luxury branding expert and former  publisher of UPTOWN magazine Jocelyn Taylor who was accompanied by plus size model and  correspondent for JONES magazine correspondent  Chasity Saunders. They came to speak to us about style. Fashion  thing stlye is another Create style.  I actually met these two ladies during a beauty event for  Jones magazine event, so it was good to see them again. Jocelyn brought a rack full of clothes, shoes, and accessories to show off some style tips.  And how you can use what you already have to make new outfits. She also hit on investing in key pieces that will last.
 
Key tips from Jocelyn
Build a warodrode  repertoire
Infuse key pieces into wardrobe.
Look into consignment shops.
 Start on the inside and work your way out.
 
 All about you day was exactly that. A day to focus on different aspects of life as a women and tackle those things that we can improve on to make us better.
 
Happy Flying,
 
~Solo Dove~

About the Author

Sandra Florent is the entertainment and non-profit publicist behind Solo Dove Public Relations. Based in New Jersey Solo Dove Public Relations provides personalized publicity, public relations, consulting, and event planning services to clients in their area of expertise.

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  1. Such a Fabulous day of women’s empowerment! Thanks for this post Dove!

    All the best,

    Chasity Saunders
    “Ahead Of The Curve”

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