“Theresa is a fountain of wisdom and spirituality — her message is so uplifting and inspiring.”
Inspired by my upbringing and with adult understanding I embraced my power through the process of living holistically. Within the security of my immediate family and the natural way life was followed in our home, little did I know my formative years were going to play a large part in my adult life. Here the passion that burns in my heart was unknowingly nurtured. My adult experiences lead me to understand the important role self-care plays in sustaining a life of meaning, health, and happiness. As I became more knowledgeable through my dedicated pursuit of holistic things, my passion grew to be one of service for helping people learn more about the benefits of taking care of themselves. These benefits are paramount for the relief of stressful moments we all experience some point in life.
As a result, I was impelled to bring the message of self-care to caregivers by helping them to see the benefits of a natural and holistic lifestyle – holistic means taking care of oneself in a complete way. My purpose is to assist my audiences in understanding how simply and easily taking care of oneself can be by following some practical suggestions. Some of these methods are purposeful breathing, relaxation techniques, meditation, healthy food choices and many other applicable ways to rejuvenate for stress relief.
Over the years, numerous articles of mine have been quoted and published on self-care. I have conducted classes, workshops and keynotes on cruise ships, for health conferences, expos, businesses and faith based organizations. In addition, I offer individual and group coaching to those caregivers who want to delve deeper into the methods that provide the benefits to stress relief for self-care.
I have appeared on ABC/Fox28 “Good Day Columbus,” Talktainment Radio’s “Here’s Libby,” Magic Radio 98.9 “Straight Talk,” have been featured on “Wealthy Sistas Radio Show, at ”Odyssey Business Network Retreat Literary Café, in Small Business Review, This Week newspaper and several internet sites.
Another hat I have been wearing since 2003 is Founder and CEO of Divine Essentials® Aromatherapy and Effective Living. Divine Essentials® creates, produces and distributes self-care materials and hand-crafted, natural aromatherapy products using essential oils in a therapeutic way. During my studies, I found it is wise to use products on the body that it naturally recognizes and are easily assimilated for use by the body. The reason being, there are little to no contraindications from natural products created from the same materials as the organic body.
I have also discovered, from the many comments I receive, that it’s my warm and friendly personality is what first attracts my customers to me. The audiences I appear before quickly catch on to my passion once I begin to speak about how important self-care is for our well-being.
I am based in Gahanna (ga-han-na), Ohio and am the author of a few nationally distributed books. My most recent books are Nurture Your Soul: The Importance of Self-Care for the Caregiver and Tools for Effective Living: Guide for a Purpose-Filled Life. Additionally, I have recorded numerous CDs and DVDs that guide caregivers through techniques for stress relief and relaxation.
Another position I hold is as the National Evangelist with Heavenly Vision Ministries Inc. Pittsburgh, PA. I have been a student and member of the Unity Movement, Kansas City, MO, founded by Charles and Myrtle Fillmore and of the Association for Research and Enlightenment, Inc. Virginia Beach, VA, founded by Edgar Cayce, which are international Bible based organizations. Additionally, I have a Bachelor of Science Degree in Marketing from Franklin University, Columbus, Ohio, am a Certified Ayurvedic (I’-ur-ve’-dic) Aromatherapist from the Ayurvedic (I’-ur-ve’-dic) Center for Well Being, Sarasota, Florida, and hold many certifications in spiritual growth and various holistic modalities.
When not in my office and laboratory creating new products or materials, you can find her participating in activities with organizations that she supports – Heavenly Vision Ministries, EILM-Columbus Christian Center Church, The WIN Online, Professional Black Women, The National Speakers Association of Ohio, the Gahanna Chamber of Commerce and Awesome Women In Business. She also volunteers at New Directions Career Center.
I enjoy spending time with my husband, children, grandchildren and other family members, lunching with girlfriends, pampering myself with massages, pedicures and such, playing golf, reading, traveling, listening to music, singing and watching the sunset, particular from the shores my favorite beaches in Florida and Jamaica.