EVENT RECAP: Brunch in the City - presented by @purposefully_bcoming

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Brunch and purpose are two of the greatest motivators, and a Jan. 27 event thrown by mindset coach Ms. Nita paired the duo with a panel of inspiring ladies to create an amazing experience of sisterhood.

Inspired by the need to help women come home to their true selves, the topics handpicked by the guests and presented to girl boss gurus @undefinedgrace.co + @jenngozi.inc + @powderedbyporsh touched on everything that gets tossed our way both in life and as entrepreneurs.

It’s easy to think you have an idea of what it means to take care of yourself - treating yourself, getting a massage, having some wine - but the conversation held over bottomless mimosas shined light on how these methods are only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to being good to you.

Undefined Grace clothing line owner Taneshia Yerby, who claims her faith as her business partner, says her self care comes in the form of prayer - particularly in her car before jumping back into wife and mom mode. Poet Preeti J. Apte (@approachingthelight) shared that her form of self care comes from being a vessel for the work of a higher power and using her talent with words to uplift others.

Discussing how to keep yourself unbotheredT by the devil’s work took a natural turn into what’s quickly becoming a common stress point: entrepreneurship. Particularly, how to put yourself out there (and stay out there) and how to even decide if that’s your calling in the first place.

I appreciated that the ladies made it a point to say if something is not for you, then it’s just not for you. While this boom of people paving their own paths is much needed and impressive, there’s no rush to hop off the porch just because you think you’re supposed to. Go at your own pace.

Luckily, NetWerk™️ Dance Movement founder Jen Ngozi knew when it was time to perform her last dance with Corporate America before striking out on her own to help others find their rhythm and empower them to take control of their lives with dance. Budding makeup artist Portia West found her calling in a different kind of beat, using her knack for makeup to enhance both the beauty and confidence of her clients.

You can read endless self help books and motivational quotes, but there’s something truly special about coming together to share and discuss each other’s highs and lows. The energy in the room was supportive from start to finish, and you could tell everybody was ready to lean in to offer advice, encouragement, and listening ears.

And the chicken and waffles were on point.

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If you’re in the DMV area and looking for an empowerment tribe, definitely stay tuned to Coach Nita’s social media pages and site to find out about more events and offerings!

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