M.ind O.ver M.atter (M.O.M.) was founded in 2007 by Corky Henderson, who, after a spiritual awakening took on the pen name of Healing. Having worked several years in healthcare he recognized the gaps that exist in our country’s approach to health and wellness and decided to do something about it. In the United States, we focus on passifying the symptoms of our health issues as opposed to healing the cause. Healing believed that to affect real/permanent change in one’s life that we should not only focus on healing the cause of the issue, but to cultivate and balance each aspect of who we are…mind, body and soul. This then became the mantra and vision for M.O.M.
Healing has written and published his first book of the M.O.M. book series-“The Awakening”. Soon to come are “The Affirmation of Healing” and “Journey to Consciousness”…so stay tuned.
Born and raised as Corky Henderson, Healing was born March 13, 1978 in Chicago, Illinois. He began writing poetry very early on in life, usually inspired by love interests, spiritual epiphanies, familial hardships and other stimuli. He holds a B.A. in English literature from Morehouse College and a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix.
In 2008 after an earnest prayer to know and love God more, Healing’s spirituality expanded tremendously causing him to have a more universal sense of who God is and who we are in connection to God and each other. This new found consciousness catapulted Healing along his individual journey and caused him to realize his destiny…to share his truth with the world and to evoke Healing. He would do this by helping others to heal mentally, physically and spiritually. This endeavor began as a daily blog entitled “Healing Affirmations”; most of these can be found on the M.O.M. blog.
He was the first African American to hold the Lead Aesthetician position at the Saks Fifth Avenue Salon on Chicago’s renowned Magnificent Mile (Michigan Ave.), alongside Elizabeth Arden Salons & Spas.
Shelby’s passion for wellness is unparalleled. As a result of this passion Shelby has coined his services as “Refreshing Moments”: a private skin health and body therapy wellness sanctuary. He has been called “Chicago’s Gentleman Aesthetician.” Arriving on the aesthetics scene in the mid 90’s, Shelby is known for his gentle touch and excellent skin health knowledge, service and results.
Shelby received his formal scientific skin health education and training starting at the Dudley School of Aesthetics; he then went on to receive numerous certificates and diplomas in advanced skin health education and training at the International Dermal Institute of Chicago. Shelby also received the coveted 300 Hour Advanced Aesthetics Diploma. He has administered skin health and body therapy treatment to thousands during his career, always yielding stellar reviews.
Borris Powell, an Augsburg, Germany native, has created recipes that have allowed him to master the art of reducing fat, sugar and salt while preserving great flavor.
Borris learned to cook watching Colored Women (appropriate vernacular for the 60's) cook in addition to gaining inspiration from his grandmother. Inspired by the pride and joy of these women as they prepared food, Borris witnessed the pleasure of those who enjoyed their seemingly endless entrees and sides dishes before realizing that food preparation would be his passion.
At age 15, he began making food taste great, discovering how his food made people feel happy while calming the stresses of being a kid living in a grownup world. Reading an array of cookbooks helped him to expand his recipe repertoire. Borris now holds a Master of Human Services degree from Lincoln University (MHS) with honors. He has served as the Assistant Manager for United Clubs at Chicago's O'Hare Airport and attained Certification as a Food Service Manager. He has also served as the Catering Manager for Sweet Potato Cafe. Borris prepares a variety of vegan, vegetarian, traditional cuisine, and pork for special requests. As God would have it, he now earns a living doing something he loves.
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