I am a Holistic Lifestyle Expert, Author, Owner of Rashidat's Detox Cafe and successful entrepreneur who creates world class businesses that positively impacts the world.
I am a woman that consistently improve people lives through my incredible vision, courage, passion and commitment, I am dedicated to those in need in areas that I'm committed in. It brings me so much joy to be given the opportunity to expand my knowledge to CEO's, companies, not-for profit organizations, executives, schools and universities.
I have spent over a decade developing, learning and investing in products and coaches that allows me to consistently make progress in every area of my life.
I am certified and experienced in Yoga, Meditation, Detoxing, Vegan Food, Spiritual Practice, Exercise and total Self Development.
I truly know what it takes to overcome physical, mental, spiritual, and emotional challenges. I openly share my amazing holistic lifestyle and past battles with obesity, drug and alcohol abuse, mental health disorders and divorce on my growing social media platforms.
I have been covered in print, media outlets and television from all over the world including 106.3 Live Radio, The Jam, Windy City Live, World Star Hip Hop, Black In Chicago, BlackDoctors.org, Nekia Nichelle, Focus Magazine and Black Fitness Today. I earned my 200hr Yoga Teacher Certification in India, achieved four, 1st place wins as a vegan bodybuilding competitor in the NPC, Certified Reiki Practitioner, Certified Personal Trainer and Mindfulness Coach.
All in All, I am a force of God and I am living my destiny.
I began my journey of self-improvement in 2003 when I checked into a 30-day alcohol and drug abuse rehabilitation program. I got clean however, I unknowingly traded one vice for another. I started to indulge in unhealthy habits such as smoking cigarettes and FOOD! As the years passed, I found my weight increasing and my health on a steady decline. I can recall weighing as much as 222 pounds though I am certain I actually weighed more at some point.
The sport of body building became my healthy outlet in 2009. I dropped over 60 pounds in nine months to compete for the first time. I placed 11th and was in great physical shape. I looked wonderful on the outside yet, my heart held no joy. I felt that I was missing something; as if I were being held in the grips of numbness. This deep emptiness drove me to relapse into the shackles of unhealthy decisions. In 2013, one of the hardest years of my life, I found myself behind bars due to the influence of drugs and alcohol. By that time, my weight fluctuated and my health was diminishing. I vowed to myself that if I could escape the grips of darkness, I would never look back – I couldn’t if I wanted to live. In 2014, shortly after stepping into the light of conscious sobriety, I was introduced to yoga
I had taught myself various poses over the years - mostly because I thought it was cool - but when I began to really practice yoga, it opened a field of possibilities I never knew existed. I realized there was genuine power in yoga yet, I still was blind to the profound impact yoga would have in my life. 2015 was a break-through year. I competed in four more body building competitions and had an almost flawless body. I took first place in every show as a VEGAN athlete and smashed every myth that you must consume animal protein to be a successful athlete. Throughout that years, yoga and meditation had become staples in my daily life. Unknowingly it caused a shift in consciousness and I found that though my body building accomplishments were impressive to the outside world and made me proud, they only fed my ego and not my whole self. I couldn’t continue down that path. I felt a familiar pang of emptiness, but this time, I was able to delve deeper into my yoga practice which led me to travel to India. For a month, I had the privilege of sharing space with individuals I considered gurus and monks. I immersed myself in the philosophies of yoga, meditation, and anatomy. This experience opened my eyes to my higher purpose of growing and giving. Although I still face the temptation of drugs, alcohol, food and occasional breakdowns, through, diet, detoxing, yoga and meditation I have been sober for over 7 years. More importantly, I hold a higher sense of self and a stronger sense of purpose. Through my dedication to holistic living, I strive to consistently improve and be my very best. I share my story freely, in hopes that I might be the light to someone’s darkness, to be a beacon of inspiration to the lost.