Iyanla Vanzant Drops Wisdom At Essence Festival’s Power Stage
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Spiritual life coach Iyanla Vanzant encouraged Essence Festival attendees over the weekend in New Orleans to walk away from mediocracy and live in their greatness.

It didn’t take long for the host and executive producer of Iyanla: Fix My Life to unstrap her red high heels to give advice on how to get straight to the core of life’s excellence.

“I feel your pain. I feel your hurt, but I feel a healing right in the center of your being,” Vanzant told the crowd.

In a wave of uplift, festival goers’ hands flew up as they ushered in their word to “go higher”.

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Some attendees subtly wiped away tears while Vanzant encouraged them to “release and let go” from the stage.

Before ending her appearance, Vanzant reminded the audience to begin preventative and corrective maintenance plans for their spiritual, mental and emotional wellbeing.


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