We had the good fortune of connecting with Vida Valdes and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Vida, alright, let’s jump in with a deep one – what’s you’re definition for success?
I define success after numerous failures. I have failed so many times, although I learned through each and every single failure in my life. I did not like those failures but they were necessary for my growth. People are so afraid to fail, little do they know that the fear of failure literally blocks any attempt of success in any area of a person’s life. I tell my community daily to fight through that fear because it is an illusion and push through it. Because what they desire, that vision, that goal and that success is on the other side of that fear aka that failure in the back of their minds.

What should our readers know about your business?
I have an online Botanica that sells all spiritual based body, bath, jewelry, and protection items. Plus offer an array of services and webinars. I am a Life Coach, I am an Espiritista aka Psychic Medium, Seer, Consejera (reader since 1988) into Past Lives , Akashic Records, Channeled messages, Mentor/Teacher, Shaman (since 1997) , initiated through an actual Death & Resurrection aka Curandera, Ancestral Rituals & Hoodoo Practitioner aka Rootworker (see paragraph below), Pranic Healer & an ordained Minister (since 2019), with a non denominational church that honors all faiths & culture; I wouldn’t associate myself with practices that belittles anyone of any background. I am also a verified Harvard recipient with several certifications of achievement in numerous spiritual studies. Things I don’t like labeling in any way shape or form; but in this society it’s ridiculous how a title changes perception. I rather go by INTUITION & experience. This has been easier in the last couple of years because I stopped second guessing myself and trusted my intuition. I overcame the difficulties by maintaining my consistent spiritual practices. I learn to trust myself not what society thinks of me just to be authentic no matter if it was good or bad in my business. I have been doing this work for 32+ years and I am still growing daily.

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
I live in NYC, so Times Square my best friend loves to shop. We would go to the MOMA Museum of Modern Art, SOHO to eat and Central Park to relax and just have amazing conversations. Then to Rockaway Beach in Queens, NY to enjoy the water and experience the beautiful aspects this city has to offer in nature as well.

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I would like to shoutout my children, husband & my mother. They have sacrificed a lot of their time with me for my work in the community. I am always working with clients and the community that there are moments of just sitting in silence and one of them comes along and tells me I am doing a good job. That means so much to me. Without their support I would not be able to do this work at all.

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