2020 Vision
Open Mind - Grounded Body - Fortified Spirit

About


The World is as Small as You Make It - Choose Growth - Choose an Unfiltered Reality

I am a wellbeing and strength coach at Elev8 Wellness.  I know there is more to a healthy body than exercise. It takes a balanced mind, lifestyle and community.

I am a business coach, advisor and consultant through my LLC Convergence Point Consulting. I am doing good though my work by supporting the development of professionals with the desire to live with mission.
  • I work with wellness tech companies, large and small, because they have the opportunities to help people en masse. Technology has the ability to reach people far and near, when leveraged correctly it can help leaders heal entire communities.
  • I work with small businesses and nonprofits because I know that local businesses are the vehicles that lift communities out of poverty and into prosperity. I know that a rising tide lifts all boats or, to put it in my own words, there is more than enough for everyone if we see customers as partners instead of wallets.  
I am a writer, speaker and wellness advocate through Unfiltered Reality. I speak to the value of diversity through a personal lense. I hope my essays bring understanding to a world that can easily blind us to the perspective of others. My goal as a writer is to support growth and understanding in our divided world through both mind and spirit.

I am a founder of budding wellness and equity organization Urban Wellbeing. This new organization advocates for individual and community healing through exploring food culture and how that intersects with identity and wellbeing.  We, the other founders and I, intend for this organization to be a hub of inspiration related to how the way we nourish ourselves changes how we see the world. We are devoted to offering scholarships for all programs because increasing access to resources is the only way to ensure true, and lasting, social justice becomes reality.

I hope we can connect on at least one of my passions.
At a minimum, I hope my page is relatable so you know you are never alone in 'figuring it out.'

Be Well. Be Blessed. Be the Blessing.

Advocacy


This effort began to support my south minneapolis community as it recovered from the riots following the murder of George Floyd. I now support a larger effort to bring healing and understanding between the majority and minority. Join me.

Urban Wellbeing: Nurture Your Higher Nature

A program focused on how food culture influences the wellbeing of the individual, community, environment and economy. By treating ourselves better we can also improve life for every one and thing around us. Classes begin February 2021.

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Urban Wellbeing: Nurture Your Higher Nature

A program focused on how food culture influences the wellbeing of the individual, community, environment and economy. By treating ourselves better we can also improve life for every one and thing around us. Classes begin February 2021.

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Minnesota Healing Justice Network

I am a business advisor for the MN Healing Justice Network. Click to learn more about our work in the Twin Cities. "We provide a supportive professional community and mutual aid network for wellness and healing justice practitioners who also identify as IBPOC (Indigenous, Black, or People of Color)."

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Mindset Essays


I am not happy. This isn't a moment of elation. I am relieved that my city won't burn. I am relieved that it was the best outcome considering the situation. More importantly, I am determined to keep doing this work. Its not a resting point, this is an accelerator.

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...Why do we define each other by the disadvantaged parts? By the minority pieces? Is it so that perceptions can be neatly wrapped up into little judgement pamphlets for easy reading?...

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For months now I have told myself that I have cabin fever or wanderlust. I don’t think that’s the case...

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Even a dumpster fire, as hot as 2020, can provide moments warmth and comfort. Just need to take a few steps back.

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I wonder now if wilting in a vase so much worse than dying on a vine? When given in love, cherished and fawned over, the life of a flower isn't wasted, it is enhanced.

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Control is limited. Opportunities are endless. Risk is given. What will you choose?

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People and things are temporary. If you are anchored there, life will always be off balance. Find true home.

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I claim my privilege as to not to diminish the struggle of those that have less, little or none.

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Welcome to spectrum living.

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I am not black. I am not white. I am neither or I am both.

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Emotional wounds can kill a spirit. Negative Self Perceptions can kill motivation. Trauma can kill compassion. Depression often takes lives. But, compassion can heal.

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I can learn and do better, too.

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Body Blog


Learning Through Practice And Perspective

Third class of a five part series. This class features Chef Lachelle Cunningham and supporting instructors Chef Jenny Breen & Coach Suan Taylor Kregel.

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Secord class of a five part series. This class features Chef Jenny Breen and supporting instructors Chef Lachelle Cunningham & Coach Suan Taylor Kregel.

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First class of a five part series featuring Chef Jenny Breen, Chef Lachelle Cunningham & Coach Suan Taylor Kregel.

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Most Women Have Cellulite; So Why Do We Care So Much?

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Study that suggests how an exercise program motivation needs to be about MORE than weight management.

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Two steps forward and one step back is still progress.

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Love your body the way it is.

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Contact


  • Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

If you are interested in connecting please send a note to my email or use the contact form.