She's Working to Turn Illness Into Wellness
Disease prevalence is increasing and it is becoming more difficult to treat, manage and prevent debilitating conditions that demean the quality of life of so many individuals on a daily basis. Conventional medicine use alone is not adequate enough to control what we will consider an 'epidemic of diseases'. Every community has witnessed desolation from debilitating conditions, especially those of underserved and minority based communities. Mary Gamble created Rooted Vigor to focus on health awareness, education, and management with an African wholistic approach to optimal wellness.
How did you get started in wellness?
Tell us more about Rooted Vigor.
What is your favorite part about the work you do?
What does “black wellness” mean to you? And what would you like to see happen or more of in the black community?
What is the top problem that you see for our community in wellness? What is your ideal solution?
What is your self-care or wellness regimen?
I have a busy schedule constantly, but I find that the small things really help me to stay on the right track in regards to self-care. Short walks in between studying or reviewing, hyperactive stretching, meditation, reflexology and dancing to my favorite tunes are amongst the actions I take part in to facilitate self-care. Sometimes, I also spend extra attention on certain systems of my body depending on the day of the week. For example, on Monday I may focus on musculoskeletal so I spend more time stretching each major muscle group, or Tuesday, I may focus on the gastrointestinal system so I spend time indulging certain types of foods that don't aggravate my gut or performing oil massages on my stomach.
What's one ritual you recommend more people adopt to cultivate peace and wellness?
What recent small purchase has increased your quality of life?
What is your final message for the community?
My message to you: TAKE CARE. No job, relationship, class, etc should come before your health. Learn how to take control over things that can be controlled so they won't control you or your quality of life. Also, time waits on no one, so start working on your health ASAP. If anyone needs guidance on their journey always feel free to contact us. Much love and peace to you.
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