The Skillologist Spotlight is an on-going feature showcasing individual Skillologists utilizing their skills, talents, and ambitious drive to pursue their creative passions and entrepreneurial interests. If you would like to be featured, please contact us and tell us more about yourself.
This week, Skillology features Yuma "Dr. Yew" Bellomee (pictured above), a professional wholistic wellness consultant/advocate based in the Washington, D.C. area. Dr. Yew is a very humble and knowledgeable teacher whom I was introduced to through a mutual friend. In addition to his wholistic wellness practice, he is also a drum class instructor, teaching West African drum techniques to participants twice a week in downtown Silver Spring, Maryland.
Dr. Yew, thank you for taking the time to share some personal insights with the Skillology family.
To kick things off, please describe yourself to fellow Skillologists in one brief sentence:
A work in progress helping our people to real-ize our collective potential and action as a whole to better ourselves.
Where do you live and how did you end up there?
I live in the Washington, D.C. area of Maryland, and my spirit led me here to begin fulfilling my purpose.
What's your occupation?
I am a professional wholistic wellness consultant/advocate, which means that I assist with spiritual, mental, and physical healing and upkeep, and I specialize in the applications of nutrition and herbalism for optimal health among other avenues.
What inspired you to get into your current line of work? And do you like it?
I love my current line of work because I was inspired by the positive differences I've seen this path make in people's lives, including my own. My family planted the seed of interest. Since then, I've been mentored by some of the best, and got plenty of practical knowledge, hands-on experience, seemingly miraculous testimonials in my time. It's a continuous learning experience, and can be challenging, but helping our communities to improve our overall quality of life is very spiritually rewarding for me.
What skills do you utilize on a daily basis to do what you do?
The first things that come to mind are patience and perseverance. Those are definitely skills in my eyes; not everyone has developed them. I would also say communication skills are very important, including being in touch with my intuitive side.
Are there any other endeavors you'd like to begin, or are working on, that you envision pursuing and making a living from in the future?
I am working on traveling more to raise awareness about the many fixable health issues that commonly plague our communities. I would also like to invest into owning land and one or more store(s)/wellness center(s) that will serve as a basis for many needed initiatives.
What people (or types of people) motivate you and why?
People who display determination, cooperation, and consistency to help themselves and others to succeed motivate me. I have a great respect for a serious work ethic, especially in this time where so much needs to be done to get to where we need to be as global/universal citizens.
What's an interesting book, magazine, documentary , or online blog that you're reading/watching currently?
I'm in the midst of exposing myself to so many things at once, I don't know where to start. I'm typically one who skims first, then goes back to read more thoroughly with books. It's either that or I take my time, which may be months or even over a year, depending on how I manage my time and energy for it. I have at least 4 books I'm on right now. I'm always coming across new documentaries, blogs, and radio programs that offer engaging and uplifting topics and perspectives on life.
In just a short sentence or two, what productivity, business, or career advice would you offer someone fresh out of college (or who has no clue what to do with themselves just yet)?
Discover what you love and never give that up. Whatever you put your energy towards should at least work towards fulfilling you.
Do you have a favorite quote? What is it? Who's it by?
I have so many, but one of my quotes sticks out, which is, "All great things in due time, aligned with spirit and your true mind in the universe."
Do you have a favorite travel destination? Where is it, and why aren't you there now?
I love to travel, period, but preferably to warm climates. I would say Florida is my favorite thus far, but I haven't been to half of the places I would like to go, mainly due to trying to strengthen my finances and keep my commitments, but that time will come soon enough.
Anything else you want to add for fellow Skillologists to check out, while we're here?
Sure. If you have any health concerns for yourself, family, or friends, or if you are just interested in staying healthy, please check out my website, www.yew360.com, for excellent all-natural products, services, and information that can benefit you on that quest.
Having visited Skillology.com, what do you think of the site as a tool and resource for other individuals like yourself?
Skillology provides wonderful and much needed services. It should prosper as it will help others to prosper through materializing their dreams.
Thank you Dr. Yew for taking the time to provide personal insights into your creative endeavors.
Much continued success!