Even though I have been completely immersed in white culture since early childhood ☥ which is tantamount to eating vanilla ice cream for breakfast, lunch, dinner and all my snacks while watching TV, movies, listening to the radio and reading about vanilla ice cream all day ☥ every day ☥ I still continually question my views of White people, actively resist judgment and seek understanding to hold myself accountable to potential biases and fallacies.
☥ Dr. Phyllis ☥ Shu ☥ Hubbard ☥
When I was a child, I spent hours rubbing my skin against the arm of my blond-haired, three-foot-tall, white Barbie doll each day. I thought life would be kinder to me if only I could get this black out of my skin. I'm incredibly grateful that my time was spent in vain, and I was able to recover from self-hatred.
That said, it took many years for me to discover my unique gifts and talents which enabled me to unapologetically accept, fall in love and learn more about my:
☥ Curly Hair
☥ Dark Skin
☥ Unknown Ancestry
☥ Diverse Cultural Background and Experiences
When I became a healer, I discovered that most people do not like themselves so requesting that they love themselves was too much to ask upfront. I began to teach people how to get to know themselves and connect with their identity as a pathway to self-love.
While preparing for a presentation with a youth organization, I struggled to find realistic images for Black, Indian, Indigenous, Asian, Latinx, Caribbean and other students to include in my PowerPoint slides. Even-though I am a serious homebody and introvert, that struggle pushed me to get out there. I become almost obsessed with taking pictures of and with beautiful people that I meet everywhere I go.
My hope is that phyllishubbard.com becomes a space where Black, Brown and Immigrant people can go to see themselves heal, nourish and rise so that they can master their lives.
If you are a Black, Brown or Immigrant person who has a beautiful, high resolution picture of yourself actively engaging in your own self-care, please email it to email@example.com with your written permission, and we'll feature your image on phyllishubbard.com. We love pictures of children, but respectfully request that you do not send a picture of a child by themselves. To protect the beautiful energy of the child, we want pictures of children with at least one adult.
About Dr. Hubbard
Master ☥ Your ☥ Life
Dr. Phyllis ☥ Shu ☥ Hubbard (a.k.a. The Body Whisperer) is the Founder and Chief Healing Officer of Radiant Health Strategies, a privately owned holistic health educational business. Having used holistic healing strategies to heal herself of an incurable illness (COPD - Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease), she develops and provides health prevention and intervention programs that helps
individuals and organizations to transform their leadership potential from the inside out through cultural competency and healing.
She is a Board Certified Doctor of Natural Medicine, an Ayurvedic Practitioner, Qigong and Kamitic Yoga Instructor and Reiki Master.
Dr. Hubbard specializes in Ayurveda, Naturopathy, Qigong, Kamitic Yoga, Cultural Competency, Self-Empowerment and Healing Through Storytelling.
Her mission is to guide people on their paths to radiant health through the realization of her three vital truisms:
☥ You have the choice and the
power to change your life.
☥ You have the wisdom and
ability to achieve and
maintain Radiant Health.
☥ There is no "bad" part of
you; only parts of you
yearning for love,
acceptance or transmutation.
Dr. Hubbard believes that if we give our body what it needs, our body will heal it self.
Her work is dedicated to sharing knowledge to inspire people to heal, nourish and rise so that they can master their lives.
About Dr. Hubbard
Heal ☥ Nourish ☥ Rise
Dr. Hubbard's straightforward and humorous presentations blend ancient holistic wisdom with cutting edge research in a way that is fun and easy to understand.
She travels nationally and internationally as a Holistic Health Educator and to research indigenous holistic practices to integrate into her educational materials.
Dr. Hubbard has contributed to research, collaborated with and facilitated and/or customized workshops, seminars and retreats for organizations and educational institutions such as:
The Obama Foundation, Forward Promise, The Center For Creative Leadership, Summit Eden, The United Way, W.K. Kellogg Foundation, Canyon Ranch Resort, The Carillon Resort and Spa, Breast Cancer Project, Oakland Unified School District, California State University Chico, Own Your Power Radio, Dreamcatchers For The Soul Foundation, Sacramento City Unified School District, Prudential, The Breakers Palm Beach, Swarthmore College, The Overtown Youth Center, Pritikin Longevity Center, The Whole Expo, Dress for Success, Rutgers University, African American Research Library and Cultural Center, The National Association of Community and Restorative Justice, The Matriarch Gathering, Association for Black Foundation Executives (ABFE), Johns Hopkins University, University of Michigan, The Lt. Governor’s Summit on Financial Education, Black Male Engagement (BMe), Forward Promise (Robert Wood Johnson Foundation), etc.