She is a Haitian-American entrepreneur, inspirational speaker, and holistic health and wellness coach who helps people as a passionate teacher. As an award-winning visual artist, classically trained pianist Nzingah’s creativity is expressed through custom-made jewelry, writing, and dance. She has merged her art with healing holistically. Her autoimmune disorder led Nzingah to create a Health & Wellness App 365zing for women of color.
How has the pandemic affected you?
The pandemic affected me positively and negatively. Personally, I lost quite a few family and friends. There were points I felt a bit overwhelmed by it all. Because of it, my self-care got a makeover, and I am super intentional about taking care of myself physically but more so spiritually. Professionally I lost a few contracts, but I also expanded in ways that I never imagined. So despite the loss, I had tremendous growth, which included finally launching my app 365zing.
Fitness & diet routine you followed.
My fitness routine involves yoga 5-7 days a week and weight training or HIIT workout 3-5 times a week. I meditate every day. With respect to food, I am a plant-based vegan. I make sure I have a green smoothie and salad every day while staying on track with my water intake.
How have you contributed to Covid-19 management at the personal, professional, mental, emotional, or physical level?
At the beginning of the pandemic, I paused to make sure I was grounded and didn’t freak out. As a space holder, I knew it was vital that I was intentional with my self-care because if I were not where I was supposed to be, it would spill into the work that I did. I accessed the situation and started holding my classes, workshops, and courses online. I knew that people needed support when it came to their mental wellness. I led more restorative yoga classes because I felt that we needed under such a stressful time. As I was hosting these sessions, I also remembered my dream of having an app that made wellness more accessible. That did the sifting so that individuals could focus on being well instead of losing time on “How.”
I took a pause and deep-dived and built my app 365zing. Its focus is specifically on women of color who have an interesting dynamic that often does not allow them to put wellness at the forefront. I wanted to create a space where their otherness was not a factor, and what they were experiencing as a person of color would not be negated but instead addressed and unpacked. Building the app was one of the hardest things I have ever done. Imposter syndrome showed up and ways I had never experienced and I had to push through. I had to own the work I was doing differently. I built out a team of teachers that would lead the courses and classes and me. I launched, women signed up, and the magic happened. The women had breakthroughs and found a place where they could speak through authentic truth, heal and grow.
Nzingah’s message for IWD:
You are worthy. You are beautiful. Take time for love, joy, play, and healing. You deserve it.
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