AFFIRM: Mastery Over Your Life

AFFIRM:
I take 100% responsibility for every aspect of my life.
I have mastery over my life experience and my circumstances. I choose self-contentment, serenity, positive thoughts and actions at all times.
~Cassendre Xavier, renaissance negresse
Music & Guided Meditations http://www.TinyURL.com/CXCDBaby
Wisdom Magazine Articles: http://www.TinyURL.com/CXWisdom

Advertisements
Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Last Day (6) of Water Fast: Yesterday’s Success, Today’s Conclusion &Fasting Tips!

(YouTube Video recorded July 2, 2018) https://youtu.be/5QWin1gr2DE
Channel: http://www.TinyURL.com/CXYouTube
Cassendre Xavier, renaissance negresse http://TinyURL.com/CXSpotify

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Day 5 Water Fast: Yesterday’s Success,Today’s Goal &Fasting Tips! (New YouTube video!)

* Yesterday’s Success: I reached yesterday’s goal!
* Today’s Goal: Stay focused, keep my eyes on the prize, and manage my cravings!
* Fasting Tips:
1) Check your blood pressure and/or blood sugar levels regularly (if you have hypertension and/or diabetes).
2) Remember the reasons you are fasting, and don’t let “faux hunger” (aka cravings) remove you from your path of GREATitude!
3) Relax. Take it easy. Go slow. Be kind to yourself. 🙂
4) As a very wise Chinese Fortune Cookie once read, “Keep your dreams secret for now.” Don’t share too much about your fasting goals before you are strong enough to actually reach them. Share only enough to support you with accountability and/or inspire and support others.
5) Don’t allow yourself to be overwhelmed by the challenges and temptations that go with fasting. Take slow, deep breaths as necessary, and focus on only one moment and one day at a time.
6) Nurture yourself by engaging various senses (emotional, tactile, olfactory). This will allow you to feel more satiated, without food, which will help you resist temptations.
Some examples include:
a) Engaging in positive activities (hobbies, crafts, tasks you’ve been procrastinating about, social time with supportive, low-stress people, solo social time, such as treating yourself to a movie).
b) Massage your body (especially your feet) with a healthy, food grade oil, such as cold pressed extra virgin coconut or olive oil. This is a way to not only comfort yourself during the fast, but also reduce stress, and give your skin some nutrients.
c) Put scents around you, spray perfume, etc. Smelling wonderful things that smell nothing like food really helps pass the fasting time and improve the fasting experience. I know, I said “fasting” a little too much. Fasting on the brain! It’s gotta be, I suppose! Focus on the fasting! 🙂

Using all of these various senses (emotional, tactile, olfactory) allow you to feel more satiated, without food, which will help you resist temptations to prematurely stop your fast.

7) For more fasting support and inspiration, check out “A Healthy Alternative” (AHA) at https://ahealthyalternative.org. AHA is a quickly growing, large community with a very active Facebook Group and vibrant YouTube channel. Check us out!

Stay well!

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Day 4 Water Fast: Yesterday’s Success, Today’s Goal & Fasting Tips (New YouTube Video)!

Day 4 Water Fast: Yesterday’s Success,Today’s Goal &Fasting Tips! (New YouTube video!) https://youtu.be/w9BcSqzLaVA
* Yesterday’s Success: I reached yesterday’s goal!
* Today’s Goal: Avoid food, and stay relaxed!
* Fasting Tips:
1) Tasting a few grains of sea salt helps curb cravings.
2) A smell of food is just a smell.
3) You’re not experiencing true hunger – you’re fine!
4) Your body is rejoicing in the fast! It’s doing mega healing, rejuvenizin’, and transformeratin’!
5) Focus on only one moment and one day at a time.
6) Celebrate each glorious poop (bowel movement)!
7) For more fasting support and community, check out the Facebook Group and YouTube channels A Healthy Alternative, and Rod Stuart!

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Follow Your Bliss, Release Fear, Attract Abundance

When you continuously follow your bliss, express your creativity, release all fears, and strengthen your faith, you’re much less likely to worry about where your next meal, money, or material comforts will come from. And, ironically, that’s exactly when they do flow in abundantly, and without interruption.

Cassendre Xavier
renaissance negresse

Website: https://cassendrexavier.wordpress.com
I’m on Spotify! http://tinyurl.com/CXSpotify
I’m on CD Baby! http://tinyurl.com/CXCDBaby
I write for Wisdom Magazine! http://tinyurl.com/CXWisdom
I am founder and director of the 12th Annual Black Women’s Arts Festival!
Dates: Sat-Sun, September 15-16, 2018
Location: The Rotunda (http://TheRotunda.org), 4014 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19104
Time(s): 1pm-9pm
Cost: Free!
Wheelchair Accessible. As always, all respectful persuns are welcome to attend or volunteer!
Facebook Fan Page: https://m.facebook.com/BWAFfanpage
Twitter: @BWAFphilly
Instagram: @OfficialBWAFphilly

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Festival News – June 28, 2018

Greetings and welcome, from Founder/Director Cassendre Xavier and Producer Amor La Luna, to another edition of Festival News, where we send periodic updates on the Black Women’s Arts Festival!

TABLE OF CONTENTS

1) FESTIVAL NAME, DATES, LOCATION & TIMES
2) CONFIRMED ARTISTS
3) TIP FOR BOOKED ARTISTS: CREATE YOUR OWN FACEBOOK EVENT!
4) CALL FOR ARTISTS & PRESENTERS
5) CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS
6) OUR NEW INSTAGRAM! (AND OTHER FESTIVAL LINKS)

NEWS:

1) FESTIVAL NAME, DATES, LOCATION & TIMES
Name: BWAF Philly 2018: The 12th Black Women’s Arts Festival
Dates: Saturday and Sunday, September 15th and 16th
Location: The Rotunda, 4014 Walnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19104 http://www.TheRotunda.org
Times: 1:00pm to 9:00pm, both days.

2) CONFIRMED ARTISTS

SATURDAY
* Seraiah Nicole (Musician) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U0ZagpEkWtc
* Brown Suga Bree (Poet) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mtu3MvVpLWA
* Rejeena “Gina” Monet (Hula Hoop & Tribal Dancer; Maker and seller of Crystal Jewelry and Vegan Beauty Products; Clothes)
* Afia Nkoso Bretuo (Vendor of Handcrafted Items including Chakra Charging Necklaces, Soul Healing Baths, Leather Crystal Pouches, Leather Medicine Bags, Waist Beads, Healing Crystal and Clay Wands, Pendulums, Vegan Banana Breads and Apparel)
* Madi Dangerously (Poet)
Instagram: madidangerously
Facebook: Mariama Rafetna
YouTube: Madi Dangerously

helloblu3bird.splashthat.com/
* Masie Blu (Singer)
Instagram: masieblu
YouTube: masie blu

SUNDAY

* Afia Nkoso Bretuo (Vendor of Handcrafted Items including Chakra Charging Necklaces, Soul Healing Baths, Leather Crystal Pouches, Leather Medicine Bags, Waist Beads, Healing Crystal and Clay Wands, Pendulums, Vegan Banana Breads and Apparel)

More TBA!

3) TIP FOR BOOKED ARTISTS: CREATE YOUR OWN FACEBOOK EVENT
Hello! We are so pleased and excited you will be featuring this year! If you see your name above, you’re more than welcome to self-promote various ways including creating your own Facebook Event!
How:
* Title it “[Your Name] at the 2018 Black Women’s Arts Festival”
* Use the event info, location, and times as listed in this Festival News.
* State that you will update with your exact performance time when you have it.
* Include all the pics and artist bio info you want.
* Post your event link on the BWAF fan page or group.
* Tag Cassendre and Amor on your posts.

4) CALL FOR ARTISTS & PRESENTERS
We are now accepting submissions for Film, Theater, Music, Dance, Comedy, Poetry/Spoken Word, Visual/Fine Art, Speakers/Workshop Presenters, and more.

Amor La Luna (Producer) is scheduling the performances, screenings, lectures/workshops, and vendors of this year’s Festival.

To apply, please send:

*200 word maximum bio
*Face or band pic
*Link/URL to primary/professional website, blog or social media, etc.
*Please put “ARTIST/PRESENTER” in the subject

Send these to Amor:
ATUBMANMOVEMENT@gmail.com.

5) CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS
We are also seeking volunteers to help us produce and promote this year’s Festival.
There are many ways you could help, including online only, and all respectful persuns are welcome to volunteer!

Volunteer, media or any other inquiries, please email Cassendre: cxmusic(at)gmail(dot)com.

Thanks and we look forward to hearing from you!

6) OUR NEW INSTAGRAM! (AND OTHER FESTIVAL LINKS)

We are very excited to share our brand new Instagram profile! Please join us at: https://www.instagram.com/officialbwafphilly
Also…
Follow us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/BWAFphilly
Like us on Facebook (Fan Page): https://facebook.com/BWAFfanpage
Join our Facebook Group: https://facebook.com/groups/53284687509
Friend us on Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/bwaf.philly
Subscribe to our email list/join our Yahoo Group: https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/bwafphilly/info

We look forward to networking with many of you!

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

2018 Black Women’s Arts Festival (Sept 15-16, 2018) Philadelphia

BWAF Philly 2018: The 12th Black Women’s Arts Festival will be on Saturday and Sunday, September 15th and 16th, from 1pm to 9pm at The Rotunda (http://www.TheRotunda.org), 4014 Walnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19104.
Founded and directed by Cassendre Xavier, this year is produced by Amor La Luna.
As always, the Festival is Free, wheelchair-accessible, and all respectful persons are welcome to attend or volunteer.
Scheduling info will be added periodically, and submissions and inquiries are still being accepted.
Artists and vendors, please email a 200 maximum word bio, website/blog link, and pic to Amor at ATUBMANMOVEMENT(at)gmail(dot)com
Press and media, please email Cassendre at cxmusic(at)gmail(dot)com.
Thanks and we hope to see you there!

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment