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Since then, I've returned to my roots of natural living. But this time around I not only popped supplements and avoided gluten. I also made mindset changes, lifestyle shifts, and spiritual renovations.
I used to...
stay home on the first three days of my period from the pain and weakness
bleed through my skirts and dresses
fall asleep with a heating pad on my abdomen
struggle with exhaustion from the anemia
exist on Excedrin or Aleve and Tylenol
faint or have dizzy spells (with the requisite ER visit)
avoid yoga or barre for fear of falling during a pose because I was so weak
Although I'm still healing, I've overcome those symptoms. And it's because I learned from my first mistake - don't take myself for granted. Plus, healing is a comprehensive body, mind, and soul process. Not a diet or a slew of nutraceuticals alone.
In this blog, I share my personal and professional experience in order to help you, a beautiful woman of color.
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I love mac & cheese! The gluten-free one I made rivals my grandmother's (No lie! My dad agrees. No, he's not biased).
I also love tiny homes, Chicago steppin', and art journaling.
I have one fake tooth because the original was knocked out by a man running from the police while stealing a huge television. He ran into me. Then he got caught.
I grew up in a Christian home as a pastor's kid and received the Acts 2:38 biblical experience at the age of seven. As a result, I've grown to enjoy my relationship with Jesus Christ and feel it's a partnership and not a dictatorship where I try to make him happy by fleeing sin at every twist and turn. I don't mind living the way he thinks best.
I believe, as you may have already guessed, that I can experience physical, mental and emotional healing by a natural and spiritual approach. That underlying belief drives all the things I do. I'm a woman in search of power to overcome every obstacle inside and outside of me. I believe that God promised it and I want as much of those promises as I can get. I'm kinda greedy like that.
Thank you for visiting!
Feel free to poke around and check out the blog and any other written material. If you read something that resonates with you or triggers you, let me know. I'm here for conversation and whether we agree or not, I'd enjoy hearing from you.
Most importantly, I hope that you leave here feeling inspired and empowered, maybe even a little challenged. Whatever you feel, I hope it guides you to examine your life and see what you can do with the power you have.
Spelman College: B.A., English/Pre-Med - 2000
Cambridge College: M.Ed, Education - 2006
Institute of Integrative Nutrition: CHHC, Holistic Health Coach - 2007
University of Bridgeport College of Naturopathic Medicine: N.D., Naturopathic Doctoral
Program - 2015
Licensed as a Naturopathic Doctor in Washington, D.C.
License no: NP-0074
April 2018 - Present