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Gabrielle Gibson Connects and Empowers Women with the Water Your Garden Community

After battling some traumatic experiences during her college years, Gabrielle Gibson is on her way to help other women overcome obstacles in life. She hopes to be able to empower them with the use of her blog — Water Your Garden.

Gabrielle, the founder of the blog, Water Your Garden, is like any other woman, with the exception of choosing to let fear be overcome with her commitment to healing, rather than allowing life to win easily. As she was honest with herself and others about what she has dealt with, she was able to inspire others with her vulnerability to do the same. 

With society as it currently is, women are treated like dolls. They are expected to be flawless in everything they do, have, look, say, and deal with grievous judgments. Everyone’s social media-based lifestyle is taking effects on how women think they should be living and operating their lives with labels and expectations. Society dictates that women should only post their highlights and success and leave the flaws under the blanket. 

This time, Gabrielle fights alongside other women, to stop letting society dictate who they are supposed to be and live on their terms. With Water Your Garden, women can have a safe place to talk about their stories of hope, healing, and strength without feeling negative connotations or feeling less than because of what they have been through. 

Water Your Garden is like a second version of social media platforms, but better. There will be no filter or edits to the post of this blog to make them “worthy”. It will only be overflowing with authentic stories of women all across the country. This is a unique stratagem used for women to understand the underlying importance and power of personal stories. This blog focuses on reminding all women that being perfect is not what is needed to be accepted. 

A venue with women of all color, race, gender, orientation, ethnicity, weight, religious beliefs, and political affiliations is what Gabrielle hopes for. A place where relationships status, career status, and even physical appearance do not matter. It would be a place where everyone can connect, engage, help, and build each other to flourish into the best selves while living with acceptance. Water Your Garden is a community where women support other women that come as they are, with their stories of miscarriages, loss of a parent, self-worth, dating, identity in society, falling victim to the comparison game, the struggles of entrepreneurship, and the like. The sky’s the limit for topics one can share in this blog.

Gabrielle has the ability to see beyond what the eyes can see and connect to everyone’s souls, and she hopes to let other women feel the joy of understanding and accepting others. She wants every woman to be undaunted by their fears and instead be filled with excitement and hope for what their garden can become. Her goal is to make women step out of the comfort zone and embark on a journey filled with faith and courage. 

Gabrielle is currently interviewing women in preparation for the launch of her blog on the 12th of October.

Connect with Gabrielle on her Instagram and subscribe to her blog to learn more about her and her works.

The Power Within: Kashon Abdul-Qadir Brings Healing With The Abundant Me

Acknowledging our weaknesses is often seen as letting our guards down and being powerless. However, most of us do not realize that it is only by embracing our shortcomings and fragile nature that we can be truly powerful. 

As someone who has had her fair share of humbling experiences, Kashon Abdul-Qadir explains that there should be absolutely no shame in feeling vulnerable. If anything, it is part of being human and is therefore necessary to grasp one’s full potential and discover one’s life purpose. 

Having realized this, Kashon took it upon herself to create an avenue to help people become the best versions of themselves and live the life they have always dreamed of. And breathing life into her purpose-driven vision, she built The Abundant Me, which is geared towards healing and self-development. 

Aiming to provide women affordable access to the tools needed for spiritual and personal development, Kashon made it her mission to become an impetus for positive change and holistic transformation. And today, The Abundant Me stands as a platform that strives to foster a meaningful life anchored in bringing harmony and ease even in the face of turbulent times. 

Although Kashon is now hailed as a beacon of strength and hope, there was a point in her life when she felt lost, hopeless, depressed, and defeated. At that time, she was battling lupus, drowning in unhealthy relationships, and struggling with being a single mother. And as she was trying to make ends meet for her and her family, she realized that she was neglecting the most important relationship of all – the one with her divine self. 

Stumbling upon that realization, Kashon placed spirituality at the forefront of her life and empowered herself in ways she could never have imagined. And having shifted her mindset, she was finally able to step into her light and reclaim her strength. 

After spending the last six years on her overall development, Kashon has trained under the wings of master teachers in Reiki, Kundalini, Feminine Essence, Inner Bonding, and many more. She desires to provide those who are ready to receive the same tools, knowledge, and teachings she has learned along her journey.

Upholding the idea of turning powerless individuals into their powerful selves, Kashon utilizes her talents as a Reiki master to bring joy to women by helping them navigate and own their feminine energy. And channeling the energy within her, she works hard to heal womb trauma and give women the happiness they deserve. 

As can be gleaned from Kashon’s healing journey, the only way to overcome pain and hurt is not by running away from them but by going through them. The healing advocate also shares that burying pent-up emotions can only lead one to explode and shatter the delicate balance of inner peace and strength. 

Thus, Kashon encourages everyone to take heed of the call of courage and move forward with healing and self-fulfillment. And together with other like-minded individuals in The Abundant Me community, she spreads hope, love, and peace.  

To know more about Kashon Abdul-Qadir and The Abundant Me, you may head on to their website