Unlike most of you, I was already working remotely prior to the pandemic. But after my children, my husband, and my entire neighborhood joined the work-from-home crew, my internet access got screwy.
I knew I needed professional help when Zoom stopped working exactly 30 seconds into a meeting I was supposed to attend with my company’s COO. With Zoom down, I got an immediate text from my eight-year-old’s teacher, asking me why he dropped out of his Google class and didn’t I understand that he must be seen on camera in order to be marked present? Seconds after that, my…
Luvvie Ajayi Jones is proof of what happens when you pair 18 years of blogging and writing with tenacity and synchronicity. She went from working for the man to being the woman, with a 14,000-member app, her own social network, a popular TED Talk, and now what is sure to be another New York Times bestselling book. Released today, Professional Troublemaker: The Fear-Fighter Manual is chock-full of the I’m Judging You writer’s step-by-step tips on how to face down fear, earn your worth, and big-up yourself in a world that wants to put us all down.
Life, death and memories reverberate through the things my parents purchased.
My mom died eight years ago and it hurts less than it used to but probably more than it should. I am frequently soothed because I live in the home I grew up in, and I am surrounded by memories and ghosts at every waking moment. They wink at me and I wink back. When I walk in my kitchen in the late fall and hear the crickets outside and see the fireflies flit around, I am instantly transported to a night spent playing with my Transformers on that…
Dear Zora Reader,
Have we got a Spring surprise for you. Starting this Sunday, none other than mystic podcaster and all-around spiritual savant Amber the Alchemist will pen the new Spirit Medicine column. Amber will pull a card or two — some Oracle and some Tarot — and will break down what the Collective needs to know. This Sunday spiritual tip will both affirm and protect us as we go about our days. And because she is using the Akamara Tarot deck and The Awakened Soul oracle deck by Ethony, you can follow along weekly to learn more about the…
Whatever you do, wait until after the New Moon — or the Dark Moon — to set your next intentions. And know that endings always mean beginnings. This is all written in the sky, according to resident ZORA astrologer Ashleigh D. Jay in the April monthly ZORAscope. The New Moon happens when the light of the moon is nearly completely hidden from view for a day or two. After that? It begins to slowly gain a growing sliver of light.
Once you’ve gathered yourself a bit, the Aries new moon on April 11 will help you take the necessary steps…
I’ve long thought about the intersection of work and spirituality. Every Sunday at church, in addition to gospel music, we would solemnly sing all four verses of a hymn. Usually those hymns were about work. This one in particular stems from a Bible verse. The hymn’s name is “Work, for the Night Is Coming.”
“Work, for the night is coming,
Work through the sunny noon;
Fill brightest hours with labor—
Rest comes sure and soon.
Give every flying minute
Something to keep in store;
Work, for the night is coming,
When man works no more.
I sang joyfully. Work! Work…
I went on a seven-day reading diet and while it didn’t change my life, it certainly inspired some… adjustments.
For an entire week, I didn’t read a single novel. I stayed off Facebook and Twitter, I avoided my three-newspapers-a-day with coffee in the morning, I skimmed texts and only responded if an emergency, and I avoided my newly acquired poem-a-day habit thanks to a new-to-me daily read of Rumi. …
Dear ZORA fam,
We love that you love ZORAscope and we want you to know that it will return at the top of April in our new, monthly format. It will serve you more and serve you better. Our astrology team will bring the heat, the fun, and the tips to get you through the spring and the rest of the seasons. In the meantime, take a peek at our catalogue of spiritual content to keep you busy until after the Equinox.
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An Injustice! is a popular publication on Medium, but do you know that Zuva Seven is the person who leads the editorial staff there? And it didn’t all start with An Injustice! Seven, who was born in Zimbabwe but lives in the U.K., first started writing for herself as a “therapeutic hobby.” She initially created An Injustice! as a place for her own…
Charm La’Donna is the choreographer behind many of your favorite stars. From The Weeknd’s Super Bowl halftime show to Dua Lipa’s mesmerizing Grammy showcase, La’Donna creates the signature moves that keep an audience entertained while also giving life to potential TikTok routines. She is also a music artist.
La’Donna, originally from Los Angeles, started creating dances for her friends at age 14 or 15 and eventually attended an arts high school. Now after working with a who’s who of music, including Rosalia and Kendrick Lamar and planning Dua Lipa’s Grammy performance, she is prepped to release her own EP this…