Ananda Kiamsha Madelyn Leeke is passionate about mindful living, creativity, and technology. Ananda discovered mindfulness when her career as a young lawyer and investment banker did not produce the level of success she expected. Mindfulness helped her overcome panic attacks, release her career expectations, develop self-care practices, and pursue her calling as an author, artist, digital storyteller and strategist, speaker, and yoga teacher.
Today she incorporates it into every aspect of her life. She defines mindfulness as “the practice of taking a deep breath and coming into the present moment. The present moment is where you can access awareness, balance, and calm. Mindfulness is the gateway to who we truly are.”
As CEO of Ananda Leeke Consulting, she teaches people and organizations how to practice mindful living, creativity, and technology. Her efforts help them reduce stress, practice self-care, and increase productivity. The Engaged Mindfulness Institute accepted her into the 2017-2018 Mindfulness Facilitator Training and Certification Program. The year-long program will deepen her work with women and girls of color, social justice activists, and creative, legal, and tech professionals.
She speaks at conferences and events sponsored by AT&T, Automattic, BlogHer, Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Executive Women International, Howard University, LATISM, Nonprofit Technology Network, and Spelman College. Her yoga-inspired novel "Love's Troubadours," creativity and mindfulness memoir "That Which Awakens Me," and tech and mindfulness memoir "Digital Sisterhood" are available on Amazon: amazon.com/author/anandaleeke.
Join the growing community of Ananda's #ThrivingMindfully podcast listeners: soundcloud.com/ananda-leeke. Expand your mindfulness practice with her support as a member of A Mindful Cup of Tea Facebook Group: facebook.com/groups/mindfulcupoftea.
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