To find your foundation, look within yourself and ask what your values are, why you hold them, and where they came from. Many of our values are shaped by culture, which evolves through traditions, art, institutions, and morals. We often embrace culture without realizing it, and the values we are taught while growing up become the foundation of who we are. However, as we become more independent and explore life on our own, our beliefs are challenged by experiences and people.

The origins of humanity can be traced back 2.4 to 1.4 million years ago in Southern and Eastern Africa, where DNA traces back to the first humans. Since then, people have scattered worldwide, with the first civilization in modern-day Iraq and many others in Africa, Asia, and the Americas. The significance of humanity’s African origins is that many resources for innovation come from Africa, and many cultural phenomena come from those of African descent.

Tracing your lineage can mean examining your family members and learning about your nationality, as significant cultural beliefs often stem from there. European colonization heavily influenced many of our modern-day nations, including India, the Caribbean, Africa, the Americas, and others. The effects of colonization can be analyzed through cultures, such as the widespread practice of Christianity, colorism (favoring lighter skin), and overall infrastructure.

As we grow and evolve, it is important to regularly reexamine and reassess our values and foundations. Our experiences, interactions, and exposure to new information can lead to a shift in our beliefs

and values. It is essential to reflect on these changes and understand where they come from in order to remain true to our authentic selves.

Furthermore, finding your foundation is not just about understanding your personal values and ancestry, but also about recognizing the larger historical and societal context that shapes our experiences.

Understanding the history and impact of colonization, for example, can provide insight into why certain values and beliefs are prominent in certain cultures and societies today. It is important to critically examine these societal structures and understand

how they continue to affect us today.

Ultimately, finding your foundation is an ongoing process of self-discovery and reflection. By examining our values, exploring our ancestry, and understanding the larger societal and historical context in which we live, we can build a stronger sense of identity and purpose. This, in turn, allows us to live more authentically and make a positive impact on the world around us.


This Week’s Tip by Prince El 

Garlic came to alleviate bad cholesterol, mucoid plaque, strokes, and tumors in the brain.
I advocate for functional integrative medicine, and clients know I can work with your medications, or without them, but you have to use your food-based medicine the way you would consume your drug medicine. That means eating a quality meal daily even multiple times. How?
I’m glad you asked.
Garlic is known for lowering high amounts of low-density lipid cholesterol, thinning the blood, breaking up clots, and even fighting Alzheimer’s and tumors in the brain. Garlic can systemically thin the blood and act as a pain reliever similar to Tylenol, Warfarin, and Heparin. Unlike the aforementioned drug medications, garlic will not increase your risks of liver disorders but it can potentially lead to easy bruising, and cuts that can result in prolonged bleeding if not attended to.
If you are a fan of Traditional Chinese Medicine, or the Circadian Rhythm, you could consider eating garlic with other monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats from sunflower seeds, sunflower butter, sunflower oil, olive oil, avocado, sprouted grain bread… Maybe a little Himalayan Pink Salt, or Indian Black Salt (which has an egg-like aroma) sprinkled atop with a zest of lime.
More than what your doctor ordered for breakfast. An 8-ounce glass of grapefruit juice to wash it all down with a distilled water chaser 15 minutes later, please!
It is easy to add the right foods in, take the wrong foods out, and control how much we put into our mouths so remember it is okay to be a little hungry.
To your health and wealth.
Prince El
Wellness Coach | DAOM | Financial Planner


Tell us your thoughts. Where do you hope to see AfriKin go? How do we move forward and evolve while holding onto the rich traditions that make us who we are?