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The latest episode of Lush Tongue: Sound Meditation, Improv and Musings #32,  I shared some insights about the power of breath to bring us to the present moment and our highest state. I recently experienced an immersion from one of the godfathers of personal development in the West: Tony Robbins. He can be a polarizing figure for many, but what he absolutely gets right is to power of our being to command more out of life than we might have previously thought possible. I am so grateful for all the vocal work I do, because I got quite the workout this weekend screaming and dancing and jumping around like a maniac, and I loved every second of it! If you ever have an opportunity to experience his work, live or online, I highly recommend it.

One thing in particular that stuck out to me was how much power there is in the basics. In addition to the highly esoteric spiritual and psychological concepts we were deconstructing and embodying throughout the immersion, there was also a focus on the fundamentals of bringing yourself to your state of greatest vitality: drinking lots of water, walking barefoot on the ground, and expressing the fire of passion within you in the form of creative expression, relational intimacy, emotional release, and breathing lots of air. These everyday acts compound into a character and a life that can powerfully embrace the inevitable storms and uncertainties.

I talk about breath and demonstrate a few simple techniques in my latest FB live, which you can view below.
 
1. Lush Tongue: Sound Meditation, Improv and Musings #32
 
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2. Soul Incites: Self-Development Book Club Discussion
Thursday, July 28
8pm ET

I'm hosting a live discussion of Mama Gena's School of Womanly Arts in my Facebook group, Soul Incites: Self-Development Book Club. We're discussing chapters 4 - 10. The recording will be posted in the private Facebook group so join today if you are a woman who loves books and personal development. Guys, spread the word to the women you love!

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Soul Incites: Self-Development Book Club
The purpose of Soul Incites: Self-development Book Club (SDBC) is to bring my extensive background as a teacher and workshop facilitator to the online sphere by providing a space where women can witness and support each other in our growth journeys by harnessing the wisdom of personal development texts. We are covering a diverse range of topics such as mindset transformation, energy work, money, relationships, clearing trauma, creating breakthroughs, specific self-development techniques and healing modalities, spiritual and metaphysical approaches to personal development, and more.
Who is Onome?
 
Onome is a vocalist, facilitator and interdisciplinary artist of Urhobo heritage in the Niger Delta. She incorporates improvisation into her practice as a tool to expand consciousness, creativity, and personal development. Through her audience-interactive performances, workshops and sound installations, Onome embodies joy, enchantment, and infinite possibility. She is a partner artist at Carnegie Hall as a core member of the vocal improvisation ensemble, Moving Star.

She has performed sound poetry at hundreds of venues nationally, recorded soundscapes for podcasts, and created vocal film scores. She received her MFA in Performance Studies at Pratt Institute. She is the artistic director for Lush Tongue, a vocal improvisation project where sound, creativity, self-discovery, connection, and joy converge through singing—via sound healing sessions, workshops, vocal coaching, retreats, and concerts. She leads Soul Incites, a women's self-development book club. She got her start in spoken word poetry and opera via Nuyorican Poets Cafe and New York University, and now facilitates community vocal immersions at concert halls, conferences, galleries, museums, schools, cultural centers, shelters, prisons, parks, churches, wherever voices gather.
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