Healthy To A Hundred: Ms IGee of Higher Vibes Online On 5 Things You Need To Live A Long, Healthy, & Happy Life
An Interview With Savio P. Clemente
Accepting that the world doesn’t rely on fantasy, it just makes your day more interesting. Accept what’s in front of you and what people are willing to give you and if you don’t like it, it’s okay to move on.
The term Blue Zones has been used to describe places where people live long and healthy lives. What exactly does it take to live a long and healthy life? What is the science and the secret behind longevity and life extension? In this series, we are talking to medical experts, wellness experts, and longevity experts to share “5 Things You Need To Live A Long, Healthy, & Happy Life”. As a part of this series, I had the distinct pleasure of interviewing Ms. IGee.
Ms. IGee is a spirituality expert with specialties in astrology, tarot card reading, crystals, healing, ancestry, and spirit guides. Ms. IGee founded Higher Vibes Online as a culmination of her beliefs and to establish an entity where people can get into spirituality. She founded Higher Vibes Online as an entity to help people get into spirituality, ritual kits, and crystal kits.
Thank you so much for joining us! Our readers would love to “get to know you” a bit better. Can you tell us a bit about your ‘backstory’?
Thanks for having me! I began my life being raised in a multicultural home by my grandparents. My grandmother was from Bakersfield with family ties to the south, and my grandfather was a second generation German raising a black girl in the ’80s. I had a great view of a beautiful American love story but through my rose color lenses and was very aware of the privilege I had at this time in America. During my childhood, I had dreams of being a star. I dreamed I’d be an actress, director, writer, Olympic athlete, or performer. Whatever I did, I wanted to be the star of the show. That’s the Aries in me, self-centered. Truth is, I had plans but not the discipline or support system to act on them. Everyone worked and had their own goals, so being the resourceful latch-key kid I was In my last year of high school, I became pregnant. When I had my child at 18, I was forced to leave the home I’d known. I had to survive by taking odd jobs throughout my son’s childhood to pay rent, and my true stability came when I began working with the school district in 2012. This job gave me the schedule and time to assess where I had come from since childhood and where I wanted to go. I had come from a family of educators, city workers, entrepreneurs, athletes, business owners, educated and military, and I wanted to make my family proud. My first goal to achieve making my family proud was to get educated, and this is also when my desire of writing publicly began with my very first published blog on a website I created on WordPress, Forever Claimed.
Can you share with us the most interesting story from your career? Can you tell us what lessons or ‘takeaways’ you learned from that?
It’s hard to narrow down because I’ve worked in so many interesting fields, but they all taught me that jobs make images of people, and if you left it up to us we’d all look the same. You most likely couldn’t tell a baker from police officer or a prostitute in plain clothes, and that’s something for everyone to keep in mind.
None of us are able to achieve success without some help along the way. Is there a particular person who you are grateful for who helped get you to where you are? Can you share a story about that?
My success comes from my perseverance and my home experiences because it taught me what the world eventually teaches us all. I learned early — and on a micro level — that the world will love you when you’re up, toss you around when you’re down but you must rise regardless because no one can do it for you. They can only give you the tools for success. The tools being what you should do and where you can get these things. My grandmother has been my biggest support system throughout my life, and until this day, she is the person I call on in times of need. She was the first person in her family to be educated and the only woman to have a career.
You are a successful leader. Which three character traits do you think were most instrumental to your success? Can you please share a story or example for each?
Being fearless in my desire leads me to try things that most are afraid of. I wasn’t afraid to start a blog or a business and share it with people even though it was unedited. I was hoping for feedback and even when I didn’t receive any, I kept going and asking for feedback from strangers and compassion for myself. When things don’t work out, it gives me the ability to walk away unscathed in most cases of rejection. I am also resilient in my struggles with my podcast. When I began working on it, I was doing so with two other women who felt unprepared. I gave them a chance to join later, but they chose not to. However, I was able to recover quickly and be able to do it on my own.
Ok, thank you for all that. Now let’s shift to the main focus of our interview about health and longevity. To begin, can you share with our readers a bit about why you are an authority in the fields of health, wellness, and longevity? In your opinion, what is your unique contribution to the world of wellness?
Growing up, I was made aware of health issues because my grandmother worked in public health. I did all that I could to learn how to stay healthy internally and externally. My goal is to become a doctor, and I will use this article to remind myself of this when I enter into that program. I have lived many lives by going with the flow and reinventing myself to adjust to changes. Throughout my life, I have successfully raised a son who will graduate college, held down a home, graduated college myself and been held in high honor in many successful jobs, careers and in my own businesses. I am in the process of connecting with other successful leaders to bring success to others who may need guidance in any area of life.
Seekers throughout history have traveled great distances and embarked on mythical quests in search of the “elixir of life,” a mythical potion said to cure all diseases and give eternal youth. Has your search for health, vitality, and longevity taken you on any interesting paths or journeys? We’d love to hear the story.
Traveling without paying and without a schedule is probably the freest feeling I’ve had when I once worked for an airline. A retired airline worker with full benefits is probably the freest feeling one can get.
Based on your research or experience, can you please share your “5 Things You Need To Live A Long & Healthy Life”? (Please share a story or an example for each)
- Love for yourself, your heart, and your desires. These should be explored and if no one else pushes you for them, you’ve gotta push yourself. Love those who love you with words and actions that back those words.
- Compassion for people that have different levels of consciousness.
- Understanding that we are all at different levels of understanding
- Accepting that the world doesn’t rely on fantasy, it just makes your day more interesting. Accept what’s in front of you and what people are willing to give you and if you don’t like it, it’s okay to move on.
- Being grateful -Today be thankful for what’s good. Be humble when the good outweighs the bad and patient when the bad outweighs the good.
Can you suggest a few things needed to live a life filled with happiness, joy, and meaning?
There’s a saying I picked up somewhere, find three hobbies: one that keeps you creative, one that makes you money and one that keeps you in shape.
Some argue that longevity is genetic, while others say that living a long life is simply a choice. What are your thoughts on this nature vs. nurture debate? Which is more important?
Genetics plays a big part on how you can look at your optimal health and to achieve that health. I believe that happiness will keep you young and vibrant. The prescription for sadness is outdoors, exercise and good food. Being romanced is another.
Life sometimes takes us on paths that are challenging. How have you managed to bounce back from setbacks in order to cultivate physical, mental, and emotional health?
I have experienced many setbacks. Once you learn your boundaries of what you are willing to accept you will stand in your power. I used to ask friends if certain things were acceptable to them and realized that outer confirmation was what I wanted when the confirmation needed to come from my own spirit. Only I’m living this life the outcome has to resonate with me. Running ideas past others isn’t bad, but it is important to make sure you don’t go against your inner voice.
Can you please give us your favorite “Life Lesson Quote”? Do you have a story about how that was relevant in your life?
Life is best lived for fun. Some days I go out and plan on one thing and end up in Bali. This is a true story of when I planned on coming home to California from an Atlanta trip and instead went to Bali for 4 days. Greatest experience of my travels.
You are a person of enormous influence. If you could start a movement that would bring the most amount of good to the most amount of people, what would that be? You never know what your idea can trigger. :-)
I would love to see women get their crowns back in society. They would no longer be punished for not submitting to societal rules and especially women of color to experience justice in good areas like family, love and career. I also want for our men to learn comfort in outwardly expressing their love and value of women and also for one another as men regardless of their color. I want all to remember that being intimate with someone and or marrying people doesn’t mean value anymore so the new measure is in how you treat people.
What is the best way for our readers to continue to follow your work online?
I have my hand in a lot in pursuit of not being boxed and until someone pays me well enough to do one thing I will continue to have fun in as many as possible and can afford. Please visit my non profit Foreverclaimed.org and donate to the underprivileged. It is a good cause and my specialty cause is towards youth that have experienced being sex trafficked or victims in sex workers jobs, drop shipper site HigherVibesOnline.com to purchase metaphysical and spirituality products. My fashion blog glamurgals.wordpress.com or Spotify MS IGEE to hear me ramble. My YouTube channel is MS IGEE & social media is @MS_IMG1 and @Highvibesonline111 to see me in my glory.
This was very inspiring. Thank you so much for the time you spent on this. We wish you only continued success.
About The Interviewer: Savio P. Clemente coaches cancer survivors to overcome the confusion and gain the clarity needed to get busy living in mind, body, and spirit. He inspires health and wellness seekers to find meaning in the “why” and to cultivate resilience in their mindset. Savio is a Board Certified wellness coach (NBC-HWC, ACC), stage 3 cancer survivor, podcaster, writer, and founder of The Human Resolve LLC.
Savio pens a weekly newsletter at thehumanresolve.com where he delves into secrets from living smarter to feeding your “three brains” — head 🧠, heart 💓, and gut 🤰 — in hopes of connecting the dots to those sticky parts in our nature that matter.
He has been featured on Fox News, and has collaborated with Authority Magazine, Thrive Global, Food Network, WW, and Bloomberg. His mission is to offer clients, listeners, and viewers alike tangible takeaways in living a truly healthy, wealthy, and wise lifestyle.
Savio lives in the suburbs of Westchester County, New York and continues to follow his boundless curiosity. He hopes to one day live out a childhood fantasy and explore outer space.