“Mental Health Hour,” is the first activity I partake in every morning when I wake up. It’s simple I wake up, meditate, pray, write in my journal and then read a book. This is done before I even touch my phone, work out, check emails or get connected to the world. I feel I have to connect to myself first before I get connected to the world. Thus “Mental Health Hour” has become very important to my daily routine.
However, growing up in bitter cold winters and sweltering hot summers gave me an appreciation for the land where my family comes from — a land where coconuts grow — Liberia, West Africa. I have lots of borrowed memories about Liberia from my parents and relatives.
Not only does she use the product but she has watched us build this company from the ground up. She was our human canvas, an early user of our butter until we got that consistency right. Her watching this process has been very important to me, because as a little black girl she gets to learn. She is learning how she can take her own passion, her ideas, apply them and watch what amazing results can come. She is learning she can do any of that, just by trying.
Cocoa butter is in chocolate and we eat chocolate, but cocoa butter is cocoa butter. We rub it on our skin to get that royal glow that petroleum jelly just can’t deliver. From a humble seed, the cocoa bean is fermented, dried, roasted, pressed and a whole bunch of other steps that I missed because it’s just too much.