Being raised Baptist, I accepted Christ as my Savior at an early age. I made that decision believing He was born into the earth as "The Son of God" and he was "The Savior" to keep me out of hell by washing away my sins. I later realized although I made that decision from my heart; I still lacked a whole lot of knowledge and understanding about the "Kingdom of God". Fast forwarding to my adult life and feeling so empty and out of place; I decided to make Jesus Christ the Lord of my life on March 12, 2000. Based upon my traditional understanding about Christianity and the promises stated in the Bible things just wasn't lining up when I looked at the reality of my life and the lives of my Christian friends with a bleeding heart for God....I knew something was missing. I will expand more about that in my autobiography as I fast forward in other episodes of my life.
In late 2008, I made a decision to increase my faith so I reflected on the date I committed my life to Christ back in March 2000. After a few months of prayer and meditation on the word of God, it all started to became clear. The first thing I realized I didn't have the right to abuse my body because my body was loaned to me by God to do His work while living on this earth. Viewing my body in this prospective resonated with me. This same analysis ring true when we borrow things. We tend to treat borrowed items better than the things we "own", simply because we know it's not ours and don't want it to appear misused when returning it to the owner or being responsible for the damages or being viewed as someone they can't trust. I also realized that when a creator creates something, the creator has a purpose in mind; therefore, everything required to fulfill its purpose is built within.
With this knowledge, I started evaluating all my talents and skills that simply came natural to me.:
1. I realized while in high school I enjoyed and excelled in biology or anything having to do with the human body and plant life.
2. I enjoyed working in the garden with my father.
3. Because I always had to watch my weight, I was accustom to working out aerobically between 5:00am to 6:00am.
4. I started weight lifting in 1998 and discovered the muscularity I inherited from my father's side of the family. It revealed to me that I didn't have to work hard to gain muscle mass and obtain a symmetry most people take months and sometimes years to achieve.
5. I love cooking... not only do I love it, but it relaxes me especially when I am creating my
own recipes. Being from the south (Louisiana), I enjoys tweaking southern recipes and
making them healthier, but maintain its flavor. Southerners are all about the flavor.
6. After researching my name; which is Caterina Valente Claiborne, I was totally
convinced I was on the right track. As it turns out, Caterina is a Greek word
meaning, "Pure". Valente is a Latin word meaning, "Good Health", and Claiborne
is an Old English word meaning, "Born of the Earth"; therefore, my name means,
"Pure Good Health Born of the Earth". This knowledge gave me the inspiration to
create my logo and branding colors of green, brown, yellow, black, red, white pink and
blue. Green represent the plants for food/life, Brown represents the soil/earth, Yellow
represent the sun/energy, Blue represent the sky for oxygen/air, Black represent the
dark sin that's lurking in the back ground mind of mankind while still in this "earth
suit"/breathing; and Red & White both represent purity. White is known for purity and
Red represents the blood of Jesus that purifies EVERY man of ALL sins; therefore,
Pink is a mixture of red and white. The logo embodies these colors in the form of a
pyramid by combining the mind, body and soul of all humanity; as they are connected and we
are responsible for transforming them towards peace, love and forgiveness to yield "good health".