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

Hi Sonya, what’s your definition for success?
Success is more about the internal journey of self-discovery.  It is mental clarity; inner peace and calm in the midst of a storm; serenity and balance; a deeper connection with ones self which ultimately leads to freedom which is the true key to happiness.

Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
“If you could write your own prescription for healing, what would that look like?” This question became the premise behind starting Tip Top Health in April 2020. Although health and wellness was not my initial path, it is an area I have been very passionate about for quite some time. After my personal experience with a debilitating digestive illness and trying to navigate the world of conventional medicine, it became clear that placing the power of healing my body in my own hands was necessary.  I went to five different doctors before finding one who could help me. Prescription drugs were constantly thrown my way. My weight dropped significantly within a months timeframe and not one doctor could tell me what was wrong (even after extensive testing). This lasted for about 9 months and left me feeling frustrated, concerned and completely overwhelmed. After all of the back and forth, a year later, I finally found a doctor who was willing to go beyond the symptoms to discover the root cause. We worked together to restore and heal my body with high quality all natural supplements. Honestly, I shudder to think what would have been the outcome of my life had I not made a decision to operate with the understanding that I was the one fully in charge of my healing journey.   So when starting Tip Top Health, I wanted it to be centered around me helping others learn how to take charge of their healing while discovering their body’s innate ability to heal itself. All natural products became the initial focal point because of the value they added to my journey. As I continue building my company and brand, it’s important for me to keep the Tip Top Health Core Beliefs at the forefront – Be Unique, Be An Empowered Partner, and Be Whole. Holding tight to these beliefs has been my primary goal as I help others navigate writing their own prescription to healing as well.

Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
Pre-Covid the itinerary would have looked a little different. Until everything is functioning at capacity again, we would keep it somewhat low key as we navigate the city! Since I’m a foodie, the majority of our week would be spent dining out at a few of my favorite Atlanta restaurants. There’s so much delicious food in our city! Some of the spots would include: Ria’s Bluebird, Le Petite Marche, True Food Kitchen, Herban Fix, Local Green Atlanta, Juice Heads Atlanta, Houston’s, Seed Kitchen and Bar, Aviva, Soul Vegetarian, Cinnaholic, and Just Add Honey Tea Shop. After checking out some good eats and drinks, we would spend time going for a walk or bike ride on the Beltline close to the Ponce City Market side. Grab a glass of Brachetto at Bellina Alimentari and take the elevator to the Skyline rooftop to overlook the city. Before Covid, a festival or an outdoor concert would’ve definitely made the list! Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
When the journey of starting my own business began in April 2020, I had no idea what it would entail. The end goal was clear, but I could not tell anyone what the path would look like (and still can’t lol). There were people in my corner who believed in me from the start. My husband (Derrick) has been one of my biggest supporters throughout this journey. He was there in the early years when I started talking about shifting into health and wellness and has always believed in my ability to change the world. He encourages me to move forward with my new ideas and helps me see them through to completion. Without his support, I cannot say that I would have had the courage to take the step to start my own business. My sister (Valencia) keeps me excited as we work together on new ideas and new products. She is always willing to test the products (thanks for being my lab partner) and never hesitates when I ask for help with anything pertaining to Tip Top Health. One of the reasons I keep going is because of her energy and excitement! My mother has been a constant source of strength for me. Her wisdom, guidance, knowledge and experiences have helped prepare me for this moment. She has taught me the importance of staying ambitious and continuing to challenge myself. Finally, a big shoutout to other family members and friends who have supported me along this journey.

Website: www.tiptop-health.com

Instagram: @tip.tophealth

Other: Email: yourtiptoplifestyle@gmail.com

Image Credits
Cranium, LLC (pic with green dress)

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