I am Derneeka Nicole Cruse, MBA, aka Your Spiritual Friend, a New York-born and raised, explorer of mother earth, life, spirit, and body. I like to describe myself as conscious and cool as I live out this journey I came here for. I am a single mother of a teenage daughter and my mothering journey has doubled as a journey of self-discovery and healing for myself, her, generations passed and generations to come.
My personal healing journey has been a long one, and my story is still being written. I am a student of life and understand that class is always in session. My days are spent as a Middle School Reading Specialist and Restorative Practices Coordinator in Brooklyn, New York. I am a Certified Youth and Adult Life Coach, Social Emotional Learning Teacher, Registered Yoga Instructor (RYT200), Meditation Instructor, Certified Reiki Healer, and an Intuitive Medium.
I use my education and studies in combination with the wisdom I have acquired through life experience and my spiritual gifts to assist mothers and daughters on their healing journey. I specialize in working with mothers and daughters of color together or individually. I also work with mothers of daughters of color. Learn how to heal and be empowered by discovering emotional balance and generational change.