Nice to meet you,
I’m Rebekah, and I am an introvert, mostly laid back and a homebody. Home is my happy place! I have mixed feelings about summer (that NYC humidity is no joke!). Give me cold weather! I love to travel, explore, and try new foods. I live in New York and work throughout all the boroughs. I love to binge-watch a good TV show or Netflix series, and I eat way too much popcorn. I am always reading articles/blogs on healthy eating and exercising. I try to exercise 5 times out of the week, which I have been sticking too. Yay to me. I love music, classical, and jazz is my favorite genre.
Most people that know me will say I often keep to myself (which I do) but may pop up every once in a while to show my face lol. I don’t mind being social; I just prefer being in the comfort of my own space. I am kind, patient, loving, fun, easy-going, and clumsy (God I am clumsy!). I love to laugh if you ask any of my friends, they will attest to it.
Family is important to me, and I am the baby out of 8 (4 brothers and three sisters, excluding me). Whew!!! I love my Siblings. They mean everything to me, and I can depend on them for anything. I am a daddy’s girl all day, and 2020 was tremendously hard for me because my dad suffered a terrible Hemorrhagic Stroke on January 9th, four days after his 74th birthday. To understand how painful this has been, you would have to know my father (not personally), but know how much he did and how active he was. My father is very athletic (runs and swims every day). He is super healthy that his doctor said his body functioned like a 30-year-old. My father is a musician (he plays the piano and guitar) and an Artist (he paints banners, portraits, murals, and make costumes). He is also a carpenter. This is outside of his work as a Social Worker and Behavior Therapist. Daddy was always on the go. So, when he suffered the stroke, it took everything from him. He’s lost his speech, currently immobile, and on a ventilator. Unfortunately he was too tired to carry on due to many complications and maltreatment from hospitals and nursing/rehab facilities, and he passed on April 13th of this year. I miss so much, but God saw that he was in too much pain and needed to rest.
Apart from being priding myself as a daughter, sister, aunt, and Godmother, I am also a wife. I have been with my love for ten years, and we have been married for four years. Just a tidbit about him – He is from Guyana and loves to cook (I love Guyanese people – their food is AMAZING and their togetherness is so beautiful to see). When we first met, we did not like each other at all! In my head, I kept saying, “this dude is insensitive,” and he said I was “annoying.” Can you believe him? …. Now we are married. He is my rock, motivator, and confidant, but ALSO, my personal chef!! He THROWS down in the kitchen.
I am also a Christian and pride myself on being one. My journey with God keeps me going each day, for, without Him, nothing will be possible.
I am passionate about helping and encouraging those around me, and I want to not only make your reading informational and fun, but I want to also educate you on factors that play a role in having optimal mental health. I want to empower you to take care of yourself and/or your child(ren) physically and mentally and emotionally. Health is Wealth, but Mental Health is equally important as our physical health.
I want this space to educate, inspire, uplift, encourage, and empower you to be the best person you can be to yourself FIRST, and then others. Love and happiness start from within, and even though life may throw many challenges at you, remember that you are so strong and in control!
You can look forward to topics on mental health, child & adolescent development + child/adolescent mental health, relationships, and lifestyle.
Let’s enjoy this journey together!
“Happiness is more than a feeling. It is a choice. We control the emotions that we feel. Actively choose to be happy.”