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And welcome to my blog!  I am, first and foremost, a Child of God, and a joint heir of the Anointed One!  I have a passion for learning and a fear of NOT growing.  God has blessed me to be a mother of a very bright and loving son who shares the same passion for learning as I do.  I have a Master’s degree in Counseling and his is in Theology.  I am currently entering my 26th year as a high school educator and counselor in Houston, Texas, where I work for the same school district and high school that I attended.  I am also a health enthusiast, having recently become a Certified Health Coach through the Dr. Sears Wellness Institute.  Collectively, these titles have taken me on a journey that has allowed me to birth my entrepreneurial endeavor, Gesonde Bath and Body.

Gesonde Bath and Body is an all-natural solution to dry, hyper-sensitive, over-exposed skin and hair that yearns to be nourished, pampered, and cared for.  The Gesonde brand was birthed out of my own health struggles that eventually culminated in me educating myself on healthy living by using utilizing the Holistic approach to whole heath and healing.  My motto in life is to live a simple, sincere, and serene life!  My vision is to use this platform to share my knowledge of whole health and wellness with all who desire to live their best life!

I didn’t always have a “healthy” mindset or lifestyle.  I spent many of my adult years plagued by allergies or sensitivities to a food or something in the environment.  And like most people who are trying to balance school ( I spent a lot of time still taking classes for one reason or another) along with the challenges of working full time while being a parent (I was a single parent), the stress of it all eventually took a toll on my physical health.  I underwent two surgeries to correct issues with my digestive system and my heart.  I was drained, both mentally and financially, from my health burdens, so I began to educate myself on healing the body naturally through food and other lifestyle changes.  I adopted most of those strategies and I am now healed from those ailments.  But my interest and passion to learn and share still linger.  Therefore, I continue to stay abreast of the most current and relevant research on living a long and healthful life.  In return, I feel blessed to be able to use this space to educate and equip you with the tools you need to live better and more fulfilling lives by introducing topics that address these four LEAN factors:   

  • LIFESTYLE: how we live
  • EXERCISE:  how we move
  • ATTITUDE: how we think
  • NUTRITION:  how we eat

So, you see, Gesonde is more than just butters and scrubs.  It is an experience! It is a journey!  It is a movement!  The name itself translates to “healthy!”  Come!  Join the Gesonde experience as we strive to live a simple, sincere, and serene life!

“I created your innermost being; I knit you together in your mother’s womb…

You are fearfully and wonderfully made…don’t ever forget that.” PSALM 139:13-14