#Wednesday Words – Iyanla Vanzant Words to Black Women

In an Interview with Madame Noire, Iyanla Vanzant had a lot to say about Black Women. In my opinion, her words were on point an accurate, and what some women need to hear.

There were reports that many women were upset by her words, check out the video below, leave a comment and let us know how you feel about Iyanla’s words.

Following this video, is another video where Iyanla is clarifying her words from the first video, check it out below.

Don’t forget to leave a comment and share:)

Peace and Love.

#WednesdayWords – Quote

“As Black Women we live our lives as if certain things are OK, when it’s NOT OK.” ~ Iyanla Vanzant

This statement rang true to me, because we see it play out in the lives of women we know or possibly in our own lives. We also saw this last night on the premiere of the new #BET original movie #BeingMaryJane starring Gabrielle Union. Mary Jane Paul, a successful, educated, single, Black woman who owned a beautiful home, had a fulfilling career and a not so perfect love life. She was the ONE in her family that everyone relied on…raise your hand if you can relate to that.

Photo from BET.com
Photo from BET.com

Basically, there are many women walking around as if everything is ok, all the while carrying the weight of ___________ on their shoulders (you fill in the blank). Then ask yourself, is this okay or Am I really okay?

Meditate on that.

Peace and Love,
BWSU Family

Ladies, remember to Guard Your Heart Like You Would Your Pocketbook.

How Will You Show Up in 2013?

“How you BE in yourself determines how YOU show up in a room!” ~ Iyanla Vanzant

How will you show up in 2013?…Let Fitness Expert – MayaDaTraina – help you kick-start your 2013 Fitness Goals at her 2nd Annual Core Consciousness Fitness Jam 2013, taking place this Saturday, January 5th in New York City.

For full details, and to purchase tickets visit:


What is Core Consciousness?

Created by MayaDaTraina. This Core Strength Training combines different formats and mediums to create an individual fitness / wellness program. This diverse training experience is for all clients and transcends age and gender.

Core Consciousness© Training, enables you to lose those extra few pounds, gain muscle tone and improve fitness health and well being.

For more information on MayaDaTraina and/or the Core Consciousness training method visit: http://MayaDaTraina.com

See YOU at the Fitness Jam on January 5th 2013, Make up your mind today…Spread the word!

2013 – The Year of Change

Peace, Love and Blessings:)
The BWSU Family