Responsibility and accountability is the key to taking control of ones destiny. In order to manifest a purpose-driven destiny a new mindset must begin to take over the old, and so the journey "Within" began.
There is a familiar scripture in the Bible that many of us know. “Seek and you shall find, knock and the door shall open for you". This I find is true. Once I began to do the work of self discovery, doors and windows of knowledge of self-love, self-care, love of culture and community began to take form and resonate within my spirit-man.
Self-care takes on many forms. For me, my "awakening" began through food. People assume because I'am petite that I don't have health issues. .. that is not the case. High blood pressure and hyperthyroidism was, and I say" was" because I've come to understand that these condition are dietary and not hereditary; the key to my OPTIMAL health depends on my dedication to keeping my "Temple" fed with electrical, alkaline, nature made (GOD), plant-based, whole-foods and herbs.