Today we’d like to introduce you to Dr. Destiny Hill.
Hi Dr. Destiny, we’d love for you to start by introducing yourself.
For the majority of my life, I’ve always made self-care a last priority for myself. It wasn’t until after finishing my doctorate in Psychology and becoming a mom that I felt I had lost myself. On that note, I had decided I needed to make a change. Honestly, I did not realize I was not caring for myself until one day, I looked in the mirror and I did not recognize myself physically or emotionally. I did not grow up knowing or even understanding the meaning of self-care. I grew up in a single-family home where it wasn’t about making yourself a priority, it was about surviving. I started to wonder, are there other women who struggle with making themselves a priority? From that point, I decided I wanted to develop an intentional space for myself and other women curating self-care experiences and building connections through healing and growing. From there, the dream of Heart to Soul Wellness became a reality.
Would you say it’s been a smooth road, and if not what are some of the biggest challenges you’ve faced along the way?
Definitely, I had a few bumps in the road when creating Heart to Soul Wellness. Taking the risk to quit my job during the pandemic was a huge challenge. I used to doubt myself and my ability to make a change in myself. Living through the experiences with past trauma and adversity, I have learned the importance of self-care and acknowledge how resilient I am today. It took me letting go of not only society’s expectations of who I should be but also those that I had of myself. Also, being raised in a home that was based on survival mode taught me that self-care is a luxury rather than a necessity. I had to teach myself the meaning of self-care, its importance as a daily ritual, and how it looked in my life. Through the ups and downs of life’s journey, I have still managed to open my eyes to see what is purposeful for me. With Heart to Soul Wellness, my hope is to motivate and support other women on their journey to discover or rediscover themselves and their unique version of self-care.
Thanks – so what else should our readers know about Heart to Soul Wellness?
Heart to Soul Wellness was developed for a need to CREATE an intentional space for women to heal, grow, and be empowered – a space a to connect woc + allies sharing their journey and finding a support system throughout our wellness adventures. space to share our journeys and find a support system throughout our wellness adventures. I specialize in curating self-care experiences through workshops, events, wellness retreats, and selected self-care products. My desire is to empower women to find the joys in life and heal themselves in time through self-discovery and making self-care a lifestyle priority. I believe what sets me apart is my passion for helping others to become the best version of themselves, my clinical knowledge and personal life experiences. Also, bringing a wealth of curated self-care adventures to the women in the inner city community.
I feel most accomplished with creating a safe community to feel heard, seen, experiment, and build a tribe within a tribe. I would like the community to know that Heart to Soul Wellness helps you discover how to treat your body, navigate relationships, practice emotional and mental well-being, and more.
Networking and finding a mentor can have such a positive impact on one’s life and career. Any advice?
Honestly, what worked for me was putting myself out there on social media and in-person. I would seek out to like-minded people who had similar goals in the industry of my desire and ask questions. I focused on finding events that were aimed at what I experienced. My advice to someone that wants to follow their dreams is to not be fearful of failing or afraid to ask for help.
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