From an early age, I began curating stories and ideas in my mind, writing in notebooks and journals. I’ve always had a passion for writing and poetry, yet somehow was drawn away from the art.
I received formal education at Kean University, where I received both her bachelors and masters degrees in Psychology in 2008 and 2012, respectively. After graduating from Kean, I thrust head first into Corporate America and the unforgiving cycle of the daily grind. It was during this time I was determined to work toward pursuing my passion of teaching, writing and speaking about total body wellness.
During my time at Antioch University in New Hampshire, where I enrolled to pursue a doctorate degree, I deepened my practice and education of spiritual and holistic practice. Being away from home provided the time to complete informal training on holistic wellness.
I was working at several highly paid but unsatisfying jobs and knew it was time to fill the void with my love for writing. Though I never stopped writing, it was at this point in my life I began to live in my purpose and the distinctive Sharon Elise voice really began to take form. I started the blog “Sharon Elise” and began writing articles and blogging to inspire people to begin the walk towards finding their purpose.
In 2014 I began to make aggressive strides in educating others on the importance of total body wellness. I have been a guest speaker for several organizations speaking on topics such as wellness, purpose, and empowerment. I co-founded a women’s empowerment group, hosted several meetups focusing on wellness, and received formal training as a doula and yoga instructor.
I have positioned myself as a vital nexus for young professionals and aspirants who seek inner peace via a non traditional approach. My love for writing and curiosity on how the mind works has transcended throughout my career as a writer and spiritual thought leader. Whether it be speaking at local community events or blogging about my experiences as a mother and wife, my testimony on how to live your best life, continues to flourish.
I continue to strengthen my journey by teaching small workshops to millennials in the art of yoga, finding purpose, and holistic healing. I currently hosts annual retreats through my wellness platform Night Fairy Wellness and provide holistic health and education through various mediums, including but not limited to yoga, labor and birth care, spiritual workshops, and retreats. I have been featured in several online publications including Blavity, Black Girl in Om, and Be Yourself.