Focus & Contentment ~ My New Huffington Post Blog!

In 2015, I’m choosing to focus on one thing at a time, let go of what’s no longer energizing me, and be more present in the here and the now.  This means embracing the present moment, and focusing on what is truly important and giving energy to my life!

I talk about this in my latest blog for the Huffington Post entitled “Focus, Contentment, and How I’m Choosing to Be Here Now.”

Here and Now

Letting go and learning to focus on one thing at a time can be a challenging, life-long journey. Believe me, I know this first hand, and I trust sharing my experiences will empower you to share yours.

Do you struggle with focus or contentment?  Has something specific helped you remain present and “in the moment?”

I would love to hear your thoughts! Share them in the comments section below.

And if you missed them, here are my past Huffington Post blogs where I talk about kicking resistance in the ass and finding the power to keep going in 2014.

Give thanks for all of your support and for sharing this amazing journey with me!

I look forward to reading and responding to your comments 🙂

Blessings,

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Ready to Unleash Your Creative Self in 2015?

Are you a closet creative with a great idea budding in your mind and pulling at the strings of your heart? Is your inner creativity begging for you to get out of your own way so you can nurture that powerful force living inside of you? Do you struggle knowing that you have yet to launch that creative project despite your best intentions? Are you ready to take action and make 2015 your year? Well then, I have a message for you. It’s time. Join Me for an ENCORE Presentation of my FREE Webinar Ready to let your creative ambitions loose? Sign up here! Because of my own fears and lack of confidence, self love and self esteem, I pigeon holed myself on the ‘business end’ of entertainment to avoid having to take to the stage myself. For YEARS I struggled with major internal conflict, until I couldn’t ignore the whispers of my soul any longer! Over the last 8 years I’ve chosen to get out of my own way and PRIORITIZE these creative dreams and projects that had been stirring in my soul since I was a child. What’s happened as a result is that I feel more empowered and fulfilled in my … Continue reading

Laura Aiisha’s NEW SONG ‘You See Me’ available now!!

The songwriting process never ceases to amaze me. I hear music, or receive words to a melody that channels through my being, out of my mouth and into the world. I notice that there is a mixture of emotions, thoughts and stories that come up. Part of me feels so excited, that I know this is something powerful and special. Then another part of me starts to feel scared, will people get it? Like it? Criticize me?! Will I be able to put what I’m hearing in my heart and mind down on paper and audio the way I hear it within?! So many questions.. to many opportunities to say fuck it. I’m not doing this. But what fun is that?! Can you imagine if, when any of the great artists, creators and inventors in our world were to allow their fear, their insecurities or stories about being enough, being loved and accepted etc., the fear of it being too much work, stop them from creating?! Imagine the great works of art, the great inventions we might have never known. Ooooo… make me shiver just thinking about it! So here I was… presented with a musical idea from a dear … Continue reading

Feeling ‘BAD’ You Still Haven’t Launched That Creative Project?

Do you have a creative project or idea budding in your mind and pulling at the strings of your heart? Are you aching to get out of your own way and start to nurture that powerful creative living inside of you? Well GOOD then! Because I have a message for you… It’s time. It’s wild to think that we’re already one month into 2015!  I don’t know about you, but I’ve been meditating on, planning and clarifying the different projects, movements and other things I want to prioritize and activate on 2015. Honestly, it can feel quite ‘whelming’ at times and I’ve found myself crossing certain things off the list to free up more space to focus on the projects with the most energy. I am sooo excited to share one of these projects with you – a FREE Webinar: 3 Keys to Launch Your Creative Project in 2015 Monday February 9th at 7pm EST Sold on the title alone? Sign up here! As you may recall, at the end of 2014 I completed The Get Up Movement.  I’m so thankful to everyone who took the time to fill out the survey after this event (If you missed it click here to … Continue reading

Exhale the old and inhale the NEW with The Get Up Movement!

I’m curious… Are you in your YES or in your NO?! Or somewhere in between? Aside from being, by far, one of the most POWERFUL years I’ve had yet (not always easy, not always pretty, definitely far from comfortable 70% of the time), woweeeeeWOW… 2014 has been amazing!! Something that has become crystal clear this year is the difference between standing in my YES or fluctuating between YES & NO, allowing the NO to pull on me stronger than my YES. Is this making sense?! Here’s an example… At the top of the year, literally January 1st, I chose to do my first ever 21 day cleanse. I was all prepared, had a cleansing partner and was raring to go. Even though I was consciously choosing this cleanse, I was NOT in my YES about it!! I whined, complained, and felt sorry for myself because I ‘couldn’t’ have things that bring me comfort, that I enjoy etc. It completely impacted the whole experience for me and made it feel more like a drain as opposed to an uplift. I decided to do the cleanse again on November 1st because I wanted to clean up and clear out before I indulge … Continue reading

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

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