Rasheedah has over thirty years of professional and personal experience as an educator in the public and private sector
She has a Master’s Degree in Addiction Counseling and has professionally counseled teens and adults with anger management, anxiety, substance addictions, self care applications and life skills guidance.
Ms. Sharif also facilitates "Stop and Breathe" strategies to students in grades K - 12.
This strategy is an excellent breathing technique that empowers students when frustration, anxiety, restlessness or fear starts to develop.
Rasheedah is an artist in all that she does
She is the creator of a variety of unique wire sculpted trees, SWEA Trees (sun water earth air). These beautiful trees are perfect for inspiration, meditation and motivation. They are reminders that we are rooted in the sun water earth and air. Her latest collection is the Lotus. The Lotus is a symbol for purity of mind, body and spirit.
Healthy Skin is an option
Rasheedah also has a plant-based skin care collection. She takes care in balancing 100% all-natural ingredients to formulate the collection to aid in achieving and maintaining healthy skin. Aroma from essential oils for spiritual and mental balance and natural butters and oils for the rejuvenation, moisturization and maintenance for the entire health of the body.
Don't Come Down From the Chinaberry Tree
"At age sixteen, Rose purposely gets pregnant thinking that will be her "grown lady" ticket out the door. She leaves home to live happily ever after with her eighteen year old boyfriend, Malik. He isolates her from family and friends and perpetuates a vicious cycle of physical and mental abuse".
Rasheedah guides and teaches color meditation to individuals and groups. Ms. Sharif is available for book signing and empowerment speaking engagements. She creates SWEA Trees (custom and collections), her plant based skin care is expanding to include other products. You can also find Ms. Sharif in the public school arena, volunteering during the "Great American Teach In", teaching students the art of sculpting SWEA Trees or how to "Stop and Breathe".
Rasheedah was born in Florida but grew up in Newark, New Jersey; she considers Newark, home.
She is the mother (Ma"Me) of eight children (four sons, four daughters), seventeen grandchildren (Na'Ne) and still counting.
Ms Sharif loves the ocean and the color yellow.
She enjoys dancing , music, writing Haikus and Tai Chi.
Above everything else, Rasheedah holds the Creator (Higher Power aka God) first.
Rasheedah's mother is her role model and her children has always been her greatest inspiration and motivation.
"I am a river
Flowing endlessly with peace
Blue Birds over head". Rasheedah Sharif
New products are coming soon!
SWEA Trees serve as a symbol for life, strength and endurance. They are a reminder that we are spiritually and physically rooted within the earth. SWEA Trees can be used as symbols for color meditation and daily inspiration. Colors derive from nature and are naturally a part of our essence. Trees are wire sculpted using gem stones, shells, glass beads Swarovski crystals and a variety of natural materials.
SWEA Tree Skin Care is 100% all natural, using only PLANT ingredients. The combination of healthy oils, butters and essential oils work in perfect harmony with maintaining and creating healthy skin.
Moisturizing shea butter, sun protection from coconut oil, sunflower oil is rich in vitamin E and antioxidants (helps in preventing wrinkles), jojoba is excellent for sensitive skin and helps to soften the skin.
Natural skin care! Best skin care products!
Don't Come Down From the Chinaberry Tree is a must read for every teen girl and woman. Stories are real life experiences from the author's life.
"Spirit strengthing mantras, that were passed down from generation to generation, roamed aimlessly through Rose's head.
Forced isolaton from family and friends cloudes out all signs of tomorrow...".
"At age sixteen, Rose purposely gets pregnant thinking that will be her "grown lady" ticket out the door. She leaves home to live happily ever after with her eighteen yera old boyfriend, Malik. He isolates her from her family and friends and perpetuates a vicious cycle of physical and mental abuse".
Contributing writer for, Tampa Bay Wellness Magazine