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My story

My ongoing lifelong journey to health and wellness continues to be a challenging yet beautiful unfolding and evolving process of self discovery and self acceptance. One of things I had to come to grips with was the ability to be absolutely honest with myself.

I began dealing with my emotions, my feelings, and getting in touch with how I felt on the inside. I had to discover what worked for me. I consistently worked on releasing negative thoughts “stinking thinking”. These negative thoughts kept me in a space of self-doubt and self sabotage. I felt the spirit of fear snatch my greatness from within. It was fear which put a halt on my living a life of grandeur and inner joy. I believed that my childhood experiences defined who I was. I had to learn how to change my way of thinking and Being. I chose not to live in that life sapping state. I began to work on healing myself from the inside out. Doing “my work” involved looking deep within for my truth and guidance. It involved being in touch with my fears, watching my behaviors, accepting my failures, speaking and living my truth as I saw/see fit. I had to learn to be consciously aware of my actions, and thoughts. I had to learn to stop being so hard on myself, and to begin to reward my victories (and there are many :), and to keep moving forward, no matter what.

This was the beginning of my personal transformational journey. There were many changes along the way. This included making healthier all around choices, I.e., how I treated my body, and how I healed from emotional scars.

It is my belief that we all are blessed with a powerful non-exhausting innate presence, and knowing how to connect with that all powerful presence is major to living a fulfilled and joyous life. Its a beautiful journey of which I am deeply committed to and grateful for.


My credentials include a Bachelor of Science in Health Education from Temple University, a Masters’ in Public Health from Drexel University, a health coach certificate from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, and a certificate in stress reduction from the Jefferson-Myrna Brind, Center of Integrative Medicine. Publication: Co-author African American Grandmother’s Perceptions of Caregiver concerns Associated With Rearing adolescent Grandchildren. Archives of Psychiatric Nursing journal, Vol XV, No. 2, April, 2000.

Contact information:  215-316-1177.


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Saleema B. Curtis

Holistic Health Practitioner