Mantra of the Month: I am open to abundance.

Hi! If you're reading this: congratulations! You survived September. It nearly knocked me out. But, "still I rise," right, Mama Maya?

I didn't even get a September e-mail sent to you lovely people. But: self-compassion. Just six days in and October is already treating me with more care! I recognize that perspective is key. Will you join me in embracing the mantra "I am open to abundance" this month? Sometimes we have to speak that which we don't even feel in order to get some positive energy flowing in the directions we want to go!

Speaking of abundance and positive energy, here's what's on my horizon this month in Chicago, D.C. and NYC!

Black Girl In Om Self-Care Sunday 10/9
This Sunday in Chicago, join me for yoga, meditation, and a dialogue for my fellow women of color about taking our time as affirmed by the beauty of Solange's newest album. And yes: my playlist will feature LOTS of music from that album. Sign-up here.

In the Company of Women Book Tour: 10/16
Grace Bonney, the founder of Design*Sponge, invited me and a handful of other amazing, creative entrepreneurial women to speak alongside her on her book tour stop in Chicago. Get your tickets (just $12) today for what will be an amazing evening! 

Slow Jams Yoga: A Seat At the Table with Solange (and yours truly) 10/16
All-Solange, all-inclusive, all-heart-opening. Zero yoga experienced required. Sign-up today. For my Chicago fam.

W.E.L.L. Summit in NYC 10/22-23!

This is one of the most amazing wellness experiences out there and I'm thrilled to be speaking alongside other dynamic wellness-lovin' women of color Luvvie, Latham Thomas, and Brandie Gilliam. Score 15% off using the code: blackgirlinom. P.S. Peep my Meditation Station breakout session! If you'd like to bring that elsewhere, let me know!

Sister Sister Summit: American University 10/29
I'm excited to be kicking off my 2016-2017 college tour speaking to young women of color at American University! If you would like me to speak at your college or university, or would like to put me in touch to speak at one that you're connected to, let me know! It's my passion to speak to more women of color about how to prioritize healing and center wellness and self-care in their everyday lives.

Consult me on Doer!
Doer makes it easy to connect with people (like me!) for expert advice in real-time. This month, I'm offering my Soul Sessions (my workshops that give you the framework to live a purpose-driven life) for $100 and am including an extra half-hour follow-up session for half the price if you consult with me on Doer. Check it out

Last, but not least, Party Noire is poppin' this month per usual. I'd love to see all my black creatives at our night party next Thursday, or at our day party Halloween weekend!

Hope to see your lovely face at one or more of these happenings! And let me know what you've got going on!

As always: be well.

Lauren Ash

Mantra of the month: I am bold.

This is what happens when you choose to say YES!