Meet Thembi, the Ma of King.

 

My Story…… 

I was raised vegan and drank smoothies where the spirulina separated from the apple juice. Please note the taste was super disgusting! I hid my 220 daily supplements in my mother’s household plants. I wish you could have seen the lush jungle in our home. A healthy lifestyle was very important to my mother because I was a sickly child. I was asthmatic and allergic to everything that grew and thrived outside. My mother refused to have a bubble child and used her kitchen apothecary along with the most effective western medicine treatments to manage my illness. When I talk nutrition and herbs, I know what I’m talking about. I ain’t new to this, I’m true to this.

I was born creative. I wrote my first story in 2nd grade. It was about a woman who lived in the attic and gave birth every week. She had over 100 children and magical powers. I won a national poetry contest in elementary school. I was published for the first time as a high school student. I am also a trained dancer. If you want to see me Shake Loose My Skin,  catch me on the dance floor. I love 80s and early 90s hip hop and will randomly quote lines from hip hop songs. If you don’t catch the reference, you’re probably not old enough.

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Some of the more intimate details of my life include, I got pregnant at the age of 35. My old eggs and 1 fallopian tube plus ovary gave birth to a healthy 9 pound baby boy. King changed my life in so many ways. A mother’s love must be the equivalent of how God feels about us. King’s birth was the catalyst for healing my relationship with my father. Healers aren’t allowed to walk around earth with Daddy issues. Heal your ish first then show others how to do the same.

Learning to love my post baby body is like starting a new relationship. I don’t know the person in the mirror anymore but I want to love her. My dancer’s body has been replaced by a chubby, buddha belly yogi. I found yoga trying to find comfort during my pregnancy. Lawd, my aching back. Prenatal yoga was a way for me to move my body even though it had been taken over by another human being. After King was born I became a yoga instructor. Follow my journey as I chronicle MOMing King and maintaining a mindful life.

“Be like a tree and let the dead leaves drop.” ~Rumi

 

My podcast is where I give free advice but don’t worry I’ve been in the counseling profession for over 10 years. What I know for sure is: check yo’ self before you wreck yo’ self because negative thinking is bad for your health! Click To Tweet

Let’s do this MOMing thing together. Follow me on instagram for more  tips. Checkout one of my yoga classes to practice more self-care. I love connecting with mindful moms. Email me at thembi@akingsma.com and let me know who is bringing the wine. Namaste.

 

 


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