In the poetic memoir That Which Awakens Me
(iUniverse, Inc., November 2009), Ananda Kiamsha Madelyn Leeke shares her journey of self-discovery from a law school graduate to a creative woman who learned to open the door to authentic living.
When Leeke graduated from law school in 1989, she was a twenty-something with a life plan focused on becoming a successful attorney. Using her multiple bar exam failures and two bouts of unemployment as a catalyst for self-discovery and lifestyle reinvention, Leeke followed her own unique path during the past twenty years and made changes in the way she feels, thinks, lives, works, and manages her finances. Through poetic reflection and personal stories, she shares the lessons that taught her to trust her intuition, expand her spiritual practices, heal emotional wounds, tap into her creativity, discover her passions, open her eyes to hidden opportunities, volunteer and serve her local community, travel the world, and heed her calling as a writer, artist, creativity coach, yoga teacher, Reiki Master practitioner, radio host, blogger, social media strategist, and innerpreneur. That Which Awakens Me
provides insight for anyone seeking guidance on how to both handle and benefit from the ups and downs of their own life journey. That Which Awakens Me
is available on Amazon.com for $32.95: http://www.amazon.com/That-Which-Awakens-Me-Self-Discovery/dp/1440148023/ref=ntt_at_ep_dpt_1
Love’s Troubadours – Karma: Book One
) by Ananda Leeke (www.anandaleeke.com)
tells the story of Karma Francois, a thirtysomething, California-born BoHo BAP (Bohemian Black American Princess) with Louisiana roots and urban debutante flair. The novel begins with Karma’s life suddenly taking a drastic turn. Her relationships and the museum curator career that she struggled to form in New York City have crumbled, leaving no viable options to rebuild.
Relocating to Washington, DC, Karma struggles with denial, depression, and debt. A lack of full-time employment opportunities forces her to craft a gypsy existence as a Jill of Many Trades: yoga teacher, art consultant, and freelance curator. Unable and unwilling to appreciate these jobs as gifts, she wallows in a pool of lost identity—and doesn’t see a way to keep from drowning.
When she looks in the mirror, Karma sees a woman whose choices have dishonored her true character. Now, for the first time in her life, Karma must learn to see herself for who she really is.Love’s Troubadours
reveals how our everyday decisions affect our future and explores the healing power of love. Love’s Troubadours – Karma: Book One
is available on Amazon.com for $20.95: http://www.amazon.com/Loves-Troubadours-Karma-Book-One/dp/0595440819/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1/002-2834089-1615222?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1192066805&sr=8-1
.Love’s Troubadours Videos on YouTube
1) A Walking Tour of Love’s Troubadourshttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KQZ8YFWHaG0
2) Ananda Leeke’s Interview with CBS – WUSA Channel News Anchor Andrea Roanehttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5RsYqRIIZZE