I’m Rashida B, closet nerd, career learner, community lifestyle coach, group fitness teacher, mental health advocate, volunteer crisis counselor and future psych nurse.
As a Certified Revelation Wellness® Coach I use fitness (walking for wellbeing — specifically) as a tool to spread the good news gospel message.
As Founder and Coach at Hey, Daughter! I help ambitious women (just like you) that are in the prime of their lives navigate the challenges that threaten to upend their physical, spiritual, mental and emotional health and wellbeing so that they’re able to experience inner peace, joyous contentment and unwavering resilience as they continuously thrive in all circumstances.
I do this by first helping them recognize and heal the discrepancies in their values, goals, thoughts and actions while assisting them in building strong foundations in twelve key spheres of their lives that’ll support them throughout the journey.
What I Value…
How I Got Here…
2 Corinthians 1:3-4 about sums it up.
God of All Comfort
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.
A series of life-altering challenges (physical, mental, emotional and spiritual) caused me to reevaluate every. single. thing. I thought I knew about myself, others, the world and God.
This eventually lead me to sit down and ask myself three profound questions that I’d heard from a talk given by the late Elisabeth Elliot:
What am I living for?
How will I get it?
Is it worth it?
On this journey — I’ve learned many things but the lessons that just won’t let me go are that:
1) We aren’t meant to do this alone.
2) Our pain if we let it teach us will grow us in ways that our comforts never could.
3) We don’t have to wait until we’re completely on the other side before we’re able help others.
Also, while I believe unresolved feelings surrounding my mother’s death by suicide when I was seven, my baby boy’s early health challenges, (and current challenges) and my own mental health journey are the broken bits of me that God used to get my attention and as a means to help others — they’re not the most important or most interesting things about me. They’re simply the backdrop for the story of a good God and of Jesus who rescued me.