Saturday's were meant for s l o w i n g d o w n. Give thanks with a grateful heart. 🙏🏾❤
We only look forward. ➡️ [At least, we try.]
Update: No longer headed to China and Bali for spring break due to some tragic unexpected events. But Wow! I am so beyond grateful for all the love y'all have shown me in reaction to my Instastories. I had no idea how many people I have out here in Los Angeles- directly and by extension. My goodness! Blessed love! ~ I have decided to make the best out of this situation and just stay put and nest in Cali for a while. Very much looking forward to connecting with my Cali people; Y'all know how much I love it here and wish I could live here. ~ So much love, family. Heart-warming to know I have your support in times of need like this. ~ Oh, life's dramas! how you keep us on our toes. Staying close to the ground. Center center center.
🙏🏾That constant soul prayer🙏🏾 Bringing this affirmation heavy into this #SpringEquinox as I reach further towards my highest I self. Blissings and blessings.💫✨
Really and truly such a joy to see @chronixxmusic again last night and spend a likkle moment with you and your awesome co-creatives backstage, once more. Thanks for your warmth, your kindness, and your artistry man. Til next time. 🇭🇹x🇯🇲
🌼🌼🌼✨💫Can't emphasize enough the importance of a positive mindset, a sense of community, and beauty in the workplace. Makes all the difference. ✨💫🌼🌼🌼
💫Still learning. Still practicing. Discernment and direction.✨
As I delve deeper and deeper into my anthropological research, I fall deeper and deeper in love with my rich cultural heritage(s). My ancestors - our ancestors, were so audacious and strong and bold. They went through the fire for us. - This pic was taken at a pharmacy located in my family's hometown in Les Cayes, Haiti. My grandma worked there for years before she came to America in the 1970's. I visited this pharmacy in 2007 and I swear it felt and looked just like the early 20th century still. Dusty and rustic and wooden and beautiful. - Throughout my life, but especially recently, I've enjoyed connecting with my grandma's and by extension, my family's past. Surprisingly but also I guess not so surprisingly, I come from a strong lineage of healers- both conventional/allopathic and holistic (same on my dad's side). These warrior women and men used the plants, minerals, pills and concoctions around them for healing. It makes complete sense that my paths have aligned to bring me to holistic medicine. It is true that I am my ancestors' wildest dream. I am honored to continue this powerful ancestral lineage of healers. 🌿🌺🍃🌸🌱
Officially below the 100 day countdown to graduation! In 99 days, I'll fulfill a lifelong dream of becoming a doctor! Pretty wild and exciting. Really holding New York in my heart and hoping that my path leads me back there (but am remaining open) :) Even though I've long past reached my limit with Seattle in many ways, cheers to a grounded, heart-centered, joyful last go in this city! ❤💙💜💛
Knowledge is power! Preview of an exciting new project I'm working on. Im completely in awe of the resilience, audacity, and ingenuity of my ancestors. 💪🏾I'm exploring Haitians' usage of natural medicine, and specifically how slavery and colonial times influenced our past and current healing practices. The cherry on top is investigating how the religious and spiritual system of Voodoo helped synthesize and systemize these healing practices. My teachers should know better than to give me free reign on paper topics, lol. As one of my beloved professors from Brown told me after I submitted my final Anthropology paper in college Everything starts and ends with Haiti, for you!. 😀👏🏾😍🇭🇹❤ More to come. Stay tuned.
✨By any means necessary. You first. Fill your cup before you fill others'. Ase. ❤💪🏾😌
🌿🍀Sunday Herb play🍀🌿 Working with herbs for digestion and emotional balance. I formulated a simple tea using chamomile, licorice root, fennel seeds, peppermint, and lemongrass. Turned out to be a very flavorful and aromatic blend! I plan to drink about 2 tablespoons in a cup of warm water before meals. This will help stimulate my digestive tract before eating and better help my system assimilate the food. This blend will also help me eat and process nutrients in a calm way. Parasympathetic vibes all around. Rest and digest. I love love love formulating and can help create custom blends for YOU. Holla at me. #haitianherbalist
💫Detach, re-ground, get free. 🔑 I always heard Buddhist say this-That attachment is the greatest cause of suffering. I've experienced many waves of understanding. Sometimes being so down with it, and sometimes not really grasping it. This most recent revelation came from the attachment I felt towards making a decision about something. I can feel the difference in my body when I was attached (or as we call it, stressed). I felt tight and tense and crunched and angry. After doing some meditation, I kid you not; I could FEEL the stress leave my body; I felt light and joyful and completely at ease. I chose to look at the whole situation as interesting life content, then went along my merry way. So it's not that my concerns went away or that I achieved enlightenment about the meaning of life. It was just that I made the decision to not attach myself to the outcome of the decision, to do what I can on my end, and to wait for the right alignment of things. Knowing that the universe is acting in my favor. So this is when I truly truly truly learned the meaning of non-attachment. *Then I unlearned the lesson again- lol. I guess it will take a lifetime of practice. 🤷🏾♀️
March 1st got me feeling ready for spring growth like 🌸🌺🌿🌼🍀🌷🍀🌻 Lots of exciting energy in the air calling us into transformation. That new moon in Pisces AND the eclipse that just happened plus the beginning of the Lent season today for Catholics-all calling us towards growth and transformation-like the flowers and plants pictured here. What are you going to manifest this season?
Do you drink coffee to wake up or do you wake up to drink coffee? I'm definitely the latter 😩 Just posted a blog post on some yummy healthy coffee alternatives! Click the link in my description box for more!
Love is the revolution, y'all. ❤ Go gently.💫✨
Few months away from graduating, but already making retirement plans 😩 🌴🇭🇹🌴🇭🇹🌴
Some acupuncture vibes to tonify my qi, boost my immunity, and restore #balance. I'm using Lung 7, which happens to be my favorite point; it's English name is Broken sequence, and it is literally off the straight and narrow path of the rest of the Lung channel. I'm also using Large Intestine 4, which is Lung 7's paired point to help circulate my qi. All this to help me fight this wicked little cold I picked up from the clinic. Acupuncture has been practiced for thousands of years, and has roots not only in Chinese theory and philosophy, but in African, Greek culture/philosophies as well. We use acupuncture to treat a variety of conditions including, but not limited to, pain, gynecological disorders, acute illness, adjunctive cancer care, mental/emotional wellness, etc. It is a beautifully complex and deep system of medicine that our ancestors have made available to us today. I can't wait to do Acupuncture for YOU too. Watch out for me, coming to a NY medical office near you in a few months!👌🏾🗽