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Meet Bri Davis of Just A BRIzze in Valley

Today we’d like to introduce you to Bri Davis.

So, before we jump into specific questions about the business, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
Have you wanted something so bad and when you got it, you didn’t want it anymore? Well, that’s how I felt about my career. I studied people for ten years of my life. Within the ten years I have received a B.A in psychology, M.A. in Psychology, certification in Neurolinguistic Programming (Neuro-linguistic programming is a way of changing someone’s thoughts and behaviors to help achieve desired outcomes for them.), Life Coaching certification, and certification as an Aromatherapist Practitioner. My initial goal was to become a therapist and help people. While pursuing my master’s program, I was going on five years at my job in a drug and alcohol facility. I started to realize how serious prescription drugs affected people. I also began to feel like I couldn’t really relate with my master’s program or maybe it was them not relating to me. Being raised by confident, independent, black women with no male figure around seemed a bit abnormal to them. Maybe because I was the only black woman in my master’s program, or maybe “The American Dream” was real and I couldn’t see it, whatever it was, one of us was different me or them. LOL, I ended up meeting a life coach and got really interested in her line of work.

It was like a therapist but not holding on to that negative connotation if you know what I mean. It was still helping people, but more solution-focused and not long term. Or maybe that was just her method and I loved it. I started looking more into life coaching after I graduated. Utilizing what I learned in school, I pursued ways that it could assist me in coaching others. I quit my job after seven years in the field as a drug and alcohol case manager/counselor in March 2019 and started my journey on my own. Boy was that scary. Having all the people thinking I was crazy for quitting my job. If I’m being completely honest with myself, I never wanted someone or something to have complete control over me to the point where I lose everything even MYSELF in the process. Deep down inside it was the right thing to do. If I really needed a job, I can just apply RIGHT? It seemed simple. Lol

We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
I wish I could lie to you and tell you that it has been a smooth road. The hardest part of my journey was losing my parents and guardians along the way. I lost my mother during my 2nd year in my undergrad. That was tough because she was my guidance, she was the one to tell me “pick your head up baby girl it will be ok. I am so proud of you”. She was the one I called when shit got difficult even though I knew she physically wouldn’t be able to help me, I knew she would know the perfect words to say. Three years after my grandmother passed away. By then, I already did my mental and spiritual work. I was able to cope a lot differently. Maybe because my mother’s death was sudden and my grandmothers wasn’t, I don’t know, but glad I was in a better headspace.

Later on, the deaths continued with my stepdad and biological dad. I attended therapy and it help a lot but I still felt like I was missing something to really be free from the grief. I then began to do my own spiritual work and holistic healing. Incorporating yoga, meditation, journaling and sound therapy. These are all tools I learned gradually during my master’s program. I continued to utilize them for myself when I experienced a hurdle in my life. I don’t know if you could relate but growing up for me was all about FIGURING SHIT OUT ON YOUR OWN! We grew up to figure things out and be strong individuals. I was raised where “what I said in this house stayed in this house” was a thing and also “stay out of grown folks business” was a thing.

As I got older, I realized my family never talked through the issues they were dealing with or have dealt with. There was a lot of laughter and love shown but pain deep inside. I noticed that this was a multi-generational pattern. I knew that I needed to do something different to change this but wasn’t sure I had the tools to help years of pain. LMAO I was so wrong. My voice had power but not as much power as my actions.

So, as you know, we’re impressed with Just A BRIzze – tell our readers more, for example what you’re most proud of and what sets you apart from others.
Just A BRIzze creates essential oils, salves and body butter to eliminate the dependency to pharmaceutical drugs. I got started with this when my life coaching clients were looking for alternative topical medications.

I am a certified Life Coach who specializes in working with individuals and professionals who are ready to be empowered and make positive life changes. I believe each of us deserves to live more awake, happy, and beautiful lives. Feel free to contact me with any questions, and learn how to reach your full potential. With the passion for helping and understanding people, I studied Psychology and actually “Mastered” it. I put emphasis on my education with School Counseling and Child Welfare and Attendance. Which paved the way for Just A BRIzze.

Just A BRIzze: exploring the lives of others through their lens.

“WHO, WHAT, WHERE, WHY, WHEN and HOW” was a formula we used to map out all of the details to get a complete story. By asking each of those questions we were able to reveal the whole story. Understanding how effective this mind mapping tool is the key to helping you uncover the whole truth of your life. These questions help create a clear vision for personal growth, goal setting and timed framed achievements. As your holistic life coach my job is to guide you to find out WHO, WHAT, WHERE, WHY, WHEN by showing you HOW! My holistic life coaching focuses on three main categories; love/relationships(friends, family, professional), communication, and social-emotional learning. This is what differentiates Just A BRIzze from any other life coaching business.

So, what’s next? Any big plans?
I have so many plans but I will share just some. The rest I will manifest them into existence and you will have to see it to believe it. LOL, I want to start with my community with schools and hospitals to integrate holistic healing and alternative medicine. I will like to open up wellness centers in the city of West LA and expanding to surrounding cities. The wellness centers will incorporate (reiki, rife, yoga, meditation, etc.) With the goal of being worldwide and international. I would like to meet with people internationally to spread awareness and gain knowledge for alternative medicine and natural healings. I want everyone to be able to BRIzze (Breeze) through life with just the right tools. I want to highlight the importance of therapeutic work by allowing black men and woman to have a voice by expressing themselves in a healthy manner. Letting the word “strong black woman” not identify woman of color as victims but more so as pinnacle beings that plant the root for members in their communities.

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