Little by Little 12 Week Wellness Spiral

To feel your best you need listen to your body.logo_spiral

Spend 12-weeks tuning in to your body!

  • Explore, shed and design your personal philosophies about wellness and food, Enroll Here!
  • Explore, shed and design your spiritual, political, familial connections with food
  • Know when, why and how to reset and re-calibrate your mind & body
  • Recognize your triggers and find their lessons, Enroll Here!

logo_spiralWellness Spiral is for you if you:

  • Want to learn what it means to listen to your body, subscribe here to start!
  • Want to develop a deeper connection between your body and your nutrition
  • Want to align mind and body
  • Want to explore and heal trauma associated with food and eating, Enroll Here.

My Story

Black mother and baby daughter embracing seaside at sunset.

After having my daughter, I was excited to be a mother but quickly realized that my constant physical discomfort and mental fatigue were getting in the way of me building the relationship and lifestyle I wanted for myself and my daughter. The brief comfort I was getting from probiotics and over the counter pain relievers were no longer enough.

About 2 yrs after giving birth I had a doula client who was diagnosed with celiac, when she described her symptoms to me, I decided to see if removing wheat and gluten from my diet would affect me.

I noticed the difference right away. My mind was less foggy, my mood was steady and good and I was not in constant physical discomfort. I was so happy to find a solution that didn’t involve hospital visits, surgery or financial debt!

The thought of never eating wheat again felt like a burden, I LOVE croissants! But when I re-introduced wheat into my diet, my body responded with vomiting and abdominal cramps that kept me in bed for days; the change had to become a lifestyle. 

Reactions to food intolerance are not always this strong but they are always damaging to the body and may lead to minor or major physical and mental health dis-eases.

It’s one thing to want to change it’s whole nother thing to actually change.  I know many people go through this difficulty with aligning their wants with their reality when it comes to nutritional habits and lifestyles.    What I learned over the years led to the birth of Wellness Spiral.

I unknowingly started a spiral of changes in my life. I left a dead end job where I was serving gluten food daily and embarked on a journey I had avoided for years. I started attracting more meaningful relationships with people who inspire me to expect and get more from life and I found tools that made it easier let go of feelings and people that were weighing me down. My body grew stronger and so did my mind.  One decision can give you a whole new life and the tools you use to align yourself with what you WANT will be useful for a lifetime.

logo_spiralYou would think because of my aversion to gluten I would raise my daughter to live gluten free, but I don’t.  Because I want her to be the kind of person who can listen to her body and make decisions about what to eat based on her own knowledge and wants, without taking into account my or any other person’s judgement. 

Audre Lorde- Knowledge is mediated through the body

logo_spiralOther people’s agency over our connection with food has limited our knowledge and sense of empowerment over our body and habits. That is why Wellness Spiral is not a push towards any one dietary trend, it is a self-study for you to learn about yourself and to explore tools that empower you to  live and eat the way you want without guilt or anxiety.    Enroll Here! to start your self-study journey.

As a doula I encourage women to listen to their bodies and trust their intuition during pregnancy, labor and birth then I realized that these skills should be practiced way before pregnancy and in other areas where women are vulnerable in our society.  Claim and exercise ownership of your decisions and body… Subscribe to Wellness Spiral!

More about me: 

20170509_165216_Film4~2I aim to connect with people wherever they are and however the connection presents itself in our life journey.  As you read above my life has been marked by my relationship with food.  My daily guides for healing and living my best life include principles of Ayurveda, yoga, indigenous west African lifestyles, decolonization, unschooling and self-direction.  These concepts are woven in to my work as a doula and of course in this Wellness Spiral workshop.  I look forward to share and connect with others seeking to have a deeper relationship with their body.