In this episode of “I’m Frickin’ Lonely”, my conversation is with Claudia Toby, tireless entrepreneur, community advocate and agent for change, addressing issues such as homelessness, mental illness, food insecurity and youth mentoring.
Join us to hear about how Claudia’s 20-year background in nursing led her to her ultimate calling to serve the community. Even during times of adversity, Claudia heeded the call to serve others and find her purpose. As Claudia says, “it’s not about you”, it’s about caring for those in greater need.
Claudia tells us about programs she, along with her husband, started including Magnificent Men, providing developmental workshops for men in Brooklyn and then Breakfast with Our Boys Series, teaching and mentoring young men in life skills in New Jersey.
Claudia came to the realization that in order to be able to nurture others, one needs to first replenish oneself. This, along with her entrepreneurial spirit, led her to develop Zenfully Living, which guides women in self-care through workshops and products. She is also working to bring an “I’m Worth It” program to girls, teaching them self-love, and personal strength. Both programs focus on four core connections: physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual.
Her current focus is “Breathing Space”, where she and her husband plan and officiate unique and beautiful micro-weddings, and guide couples in understanding the importance of joining together in a shared purpose and shared spiritual journey.
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