My Quest to Live a Holistic Life

My health and wellness journey aka my quest to live a holistic life began while I was in college in Santa Fe, New Mexico because of the spiritual nature of the way many people live there. I was exposed to the health food store: Wild Oats at a time when health food stores were not in Vogue. I was also introduced to environmental issues + information on global warming + the vegetarian lifestyle + so much more while living there.

My journey took a dramatic turn in the summer of 1999 Stephen Hill, the VP of Music for Black Entertainment Television hired me to be the Television Host of Out the Box, a 3-D alternative music show. I was excited to be in front of the camera after working my way up from intern to production assistant to producer / editor I was now going to have the chance to interview celebrities + up and coming artists from around the world. I wanted to be ready in every way {Mind + Body + Soul} so I made a plan to live a more holistic + organic life and the universe support my desire. I read books on self-love + personal development + discovered guru Paramahansa Yogananda + read Heal Thyself by Queen Afua + learned about alternative healing modalities + practiced meditation on a regular basis.

I was on my way and I was aware {conscious} that my spirit was attracting all kinds of things to me that were assisting me on the journey towards living a more holistic life. My life changed a great deal after a meeting with a holistic practitioner named Susan who practiced Iridology. I had never heard of Iridology {study of the iris to determine systemic health + more} before but I was intrigued by the concept that my health could be explained through my eyes. I went to Susan's office in Greenbelt, Maryland and she took pictures of my eyes + talked with me about living a more holistic life. She gave me recommendations on how to eat and maintain a healthy lifestyle + told me to come back in 2 weeks to get more detailed information on my health.

2 weeks later I was back in Susan's office and I was in awe of all of the information that she told me about my body + health + the ways that I could improve my life. The information that I received from Susan on Food Combining really changed the way that I ate. Out of all of the things that I have learned along the way Food Combining {The Art of Eating Foods that Digest} is still the most amazing system to me. I stopped eating Fast Food + Beef + Traditional sandwiches + Dairy + More and my skin glowed + I lost extra pounds + feel lighter and stronger.

Susan recommended that I read actress Marilu Henner's Book: Total Health Makeover and I was hooked. Marilu was passionate about healthy living and her book clearly + simply explained the fundamentals of Food Combining + Weight Loss + More.



Fast forward 16 years later and so much has changed in my life. First off, I am a Mom + Wife and I am not entrenched in my career like I used to be. I eat Fast Food from time to time + I don't always food combine and my health is just not as great as it should been. Over the past 16 years I have not been consistent when it comes the Holistic Life that I desire to live but I have continued to eat healthy + juice + exercise from time to time. I know a great deal about what I should + could do but I have yet to be consistent on a holistic level. I realize that the reason that I have not been consistent is that I have not been disciplined + focused. It takes a great deal of energy to change your Mind + Body + Soul {Spirit}. I am in a place right now where I know that I have to do better so I am reclaiming my Life. I am excited about detoxing and getting rid of toxins + extra pounds and today I am going to spend some time mapping out how I am going to do it.

As the old school adage states: "When you know better you have to do better," so honestly Lovie...I have no excuse about why I can't do what is necessary to live my life with Holistic Intentions. I have everything that I need to continue on this amazing journey and more than likely you do too. So let's do it....let's "Live Our Life and Love Our Style." I am making a commitment to begin this journey b forgiving myself + loving myself more. I promise to be gentle with myself and to eat foods that will nourish my cells and feed my spirit.

I would love to know what things you will be doing so let me know via email or in the comments below.

Once I became clear about all of the benefits of food combining I made it my business to follow the guidelines for many years.