13 FREE Ways to Ignite Your Inspiration & Get Motivated to Create Your Dream Life Now!

As you probably know, thankfulness is a foundational element in my life and experience. It’s one of the main energies/tools that I use to remind me of life’s abundant blessings and innate goodness. To follow up on my previous blog, I’m thinking about that man.. that heartbreak.. all of the crazy things and the crazy ways that he and I showed up in the face of it all. And I’m also thinking about gratitude. How I was able to move into a place of total forgiveness towards him and myself for the choices we made and the ways we behaved. It took a while to get there; however, when I was able to see this heartbreaking soul-cracking experience from a place of ‘GIVE THANKS’, my entire world and being shifted. I’ve found through the last 8 years, ever since the beginning of my ‘next level healing journey,’ that flipping the script, dispelling the myth and GIVING THANKS for life’s challenges and struggles have given me direct access to more of life’s triumphs, more joy, more energy and living from my power! Now, don’t get me wrong… there are times I get FOOLED and caught up in what I call an … Continue reading

Join us TODAY! The Get Up Movement :: From Woe is Me to Empowered and Free

Bless Up ma famille! I want to share with you a bit about my experience hitting ‘rock bottom.’ When I look back on my life, there are a few specific times that I can think of when I truly hit bottom. And when you hit that place, you know you’re at the bottom because literally, there’s nowhere to go but up. Can you relate?! The last major bottom I hit was at 29 years young. I fell in love with this man who was not ready, willing or able to love me fully. There were several reasons why this didn’t work (and ended in utter disaster); however, what occurred to me in the aftermath was that I had no idea at that time how to love MYSELF. I also realized that I was putting so much of my own ‘stuff’ on this situation, trying to get my needs met through other people who were saying know, but I couldn’t/wouldn’t hear it. It was heartbreaking, it brought me to my knees and broke me to the core.. and then the most incredible things started to happen. I took a STAND for myself and my life. I told myself, ‘Laura Haykel.. you’re … Continue reading

My Shut Up Show interview: Getting Up and Out of Your Way

Hey there, my powerful, world-shaking tribe! There is so much going on right now.. I know you can feel it! So many beautiful aspects of life to balance as we continue to grow beyond our comfort zone and into the fullest expression of our contribution in the world. I’m giving thanks for the miracles and magical blessings that are showing up on the daily, reminding me what an empowered creatress I AM! I recently had the great pleasure and honor of being interviewed for my girl Berni Xiong’s radical podcast, The Shut Up Show. Berni and I met at the Misfit Conference this past June, and as she says, are ‘spiritual doppelgangers.’ We have a lot in common around our past history and the way we get out of our own way to make our greatest dreams come true. In this interview, I get deep and raw about self-empowerment, my personal journey, and how YOU can play your most powerful role in the world. I invite you to check out the interview HERE: How do you get out of your own way? Your feedback is soo welcome, so leave a comment below to let me know how this interview impacted … Continue reading

World premier of the official music video for my song ‘We Stand Strong’

  Blessings in Love Worldwide Family! It is an HONOR to share my first music video with you!!! This song, ‘We Stand Strong,’ came through me during a writing session with my good friend, the amazingly talented Mike Corey. It was inspired by a conflict that was happening at that time between Israel and Palestine. Check it out, share it and spread the peace forward vibrations! I desire for this song and video to be an inspiration to YOU to trust and know that World Peace IS possible in our lifetime. Watch it here: ‘We Stand Strong’ Official Music Video from Laura Aiisha on Vimeo. Big UP the refugees, all those affected on any level by war/violence, and ALL who are taking a stand for peace. This video is Livicated to: Our Ancestors, The Elders All of the lives lost & affected by war & violence And all Prisoners of War Those living in war Those taking a stand for Peace and Justice on the daily And for all Refugees Worldwide!!! Big up River Nile Media in Buffalo, NY for putting together this powerful video! Want to locate the video on vimeo? You’ll find it HERE. Get ‘We Stand Strong’ … Continue reading

Want to create less anxiety and more positivity in your life?

Let me begin by taking a moment to celebrate this year… 2014 has been highly challenging, magical, synchronistic and heart and mind blowing in so many ways. This year Life is requiring me to step up and stretch in ways I’ve never stretched before. It’s been intense, awesomely amazing and a little bit of everything else! Can you relate?!! I’m so thankful that I’ve been filling my bucket with simple tools that I can use in challenging times, which remind me moment to moment to trust and surrender to the Divine Universal Flow. When I remember to use these tools (sometimes I conveniently forget), it’s truly amazing to be able to tap into a source of support, energy, and love that’s always here, and to acknowledge and trust my own divine knowing. I recorded this vlog to share a challenge I’ve been experiencing this summer, which I believe many of you can relate to. I’ve been struggling with ideas, feelings, perceptions, and anxiety around my physical appearance, which has directly affected my own self worth. Check out the video below to hear my story and how I’m moving from anxious to ACTIVATED, worried to ALIGNED and powerless to EMPOWERED! You know I LOVE to hear from … Continue reading

An awesome review of my CD release party from graphic artist Afura Fareed

Oh my goddess! I’m so thankful for the awesome feedback about my CD and my CD Release Party. The latest review comes through from my girl Afura Fareed, the graphic designer who has created such magic with my latest projects! She captures the party’s vibe in such a beautiful way… Read on to get even more of the flavor of this oh-so-MEMORABLE evening! ‘Laura Aiisha’s release party for her debut album “I Am” left little to be desired. It was the first EP launch I’d ever been to, and I’m confident that other guests in the same position would agree that it was everything they’d imagined and then some. The 9th Ward as her choice of venue was perfect. Its old-world-meets-modern-artsy vibe was welcoming and provided a cozy, intimate setting for such a gathering. As the event photographer, I was excited to arrive early and be one of the first guests to receive a free copy of the CD, and to soak up the positive atmosphere on camera before and during the event. Laura has been a good friend and colleague of mine for a while now, but until her album release party, I hadn’t had the pleasure of seeing … Continue reading

My CD release party ~ Rave reviews! ;)

Well it’s been over a month since my CD Release party and my heart and mind are still buzzing with excitement, energy, and possibilities from this magical event!! This was one of the most amazing highly blessed nights of my LIFE!! GIVE THANKS to my Buffalo community for bringin’ it and showing up for the celebration. It was frickin’ amazing to say the least!!! Wow!!!!!! I’m so honored and humbled to have co-created and shared this night with some of the most incredibly talented people I know in Western New York. Some of my supporters have provided their reflections on this event, and I’m thrilled to share these perspectives with you. Even if you weren’t there, you can get a glimpse of the energy and all the possibilities yet to come in my flourishing creative journey!! Read on… ‘Buffalo native, world traveler, twin and skyrocket Laura Haykel blasted off with her debut ‘I Am’ at her recent CD Release Party! Laura’s spiritually-minded music bears witness to her personal growth and invites fellow travelers to tread along on the path of self-evocation, exploration, and expression. The songs performed from the stage matched the songs on her debut CD.  Both start with … Continue reading

From Woe is Me to Empowered & Free!

This is a time of BIG SHIFTS… I know you can feel it! We’re dropping the old stories that keep us limited and coming into the awareness of who we truly be… free, empowered, amazing beings with infinite capabilities! I want to share with you another personal story and a telesummit you can access to make another powerful shift that will help you bring more happiness, possibility, and amazing co-creations into your life! I remember back a few years ago I was hustling hardcore through the Summer to develop new business for my consulting firm, all the while feeling ‘sorry for myself’ that I wasn’t ‘able’ to take a vacation like everyone else seemed to be doing. I was really in the ‘poor me’ story that’s been with me for a majority of my life. Can you relate to feeling like this? Looking at all of the people having fun, traveling, going to the beach and feeling totally left out and sorry for yourself? I definitely can… Then, after some bitching & complaining to just the right people (who of course held me accountable for being in my stuff!), I realized that I actually HAVE A CHOICE! How about that?! … Continue reading

Choosing LOVE over fear!

I want to get real with you about more of my journey in life and to show you how I got where I am today (and how I keep on growing into more empowerment and self-love). I’ve recently participated in some awesome telesummits, sharing my wisdom on how you can become more empowered and create the life you dream of. I want to give you the tools to womanifest your vision and live boldly every day, expressing your truth completely and fearlessly! Believe it or not, I used to live in constant fear about one thing or another. My list of fears was a mile long. When I had my daughter, I began opening up to more Love and more Courage. I realized that even though I felt afraid or fearful of doing/saying/trying something, I could still choose to step up and show up courageously.. and the most incredible things started happening! Check this out: your body vibrates at a certain frequency, and those vibrations can affect you, your life, your health, and the very people you surround yourself with. When you experience LOVE, your body vibrates at the HIGHEST possible frequency on the spectrum and when you experience FEAR, your … Continue reading

What the critics are saying about ‘I AM’

It’s totally over-the-top exciting to be connecting with my community through my music!!! Putting ‘I AM’ out there is showing people dimensions of my being they might not have been aware of and giving me momentum to share even more of myself with the world in a truly empowered and expansive way. My CD release party last week was an absolute success and has performers and audience alike just buzzing with good vibes and inspiring energy. How does it get any better?! Oh, it does…. !!! It’s been SUCH an honor to be featured in two local newspapers and have ‘I AM’ praised by highly respected music critics. I invite you to check out the reviews! Jeff Miers of The Buffalo News writes, ‘Laura Aiisha’s EP ‘I Am’ is packed with messages of positivity and empowerment, its combination of reggae, world-beat, R&B, soul and dance music offering the properly ebullient accompaniment to Haykel’s sensuous, soulful singing. Coupled with Haykel’s assertively optimistic lyrics, a viscerally uplifting atmosphere ensues.’ Read the rest of his review HERE. Frank de Blase, the ahhmazing music critic at the Rochester City Newspaper writes, ‘With her exquisitely smooth alto, Laura Aiisha balances secular accessibility with an irresistible … Continue reading