Rhenotha Whitaker Encourages Happiness and Wellness
Steve Adubato talks with Rhenotha Whitaker, a Newark native, radio personality and Dr. Oz contributor, who shares her personal wellness journey to inspire others to find their own happiness.
"Welcome to One on One, I'm Steve Adubato. I've heard about this young lady, but finally we got her in the studio. She's Rhenotha Whitaker. Yes. Who is a blogger and it says media personality, but she is so much more than that. How you doing? I am well today. Thank you so much for having me. You know, you've been with Dr. Oz? Yes, I am currently on his season eight, I was on season seven, and I was brought back for season eight. Yup, so I'm doing media work with him, media contributor to his show. You're also on the radio? I am on the radio, it's called K107 FMJM, it's actually in Canada though, I... That's right? Yeah, the show is called The Vibe with Rhenotha, I do a morning show from 9AM to 12PM. So here's the deal with you. Yes, mm hmm. From what I read about you, you have this incredibly positive attitude, you've got a great life story, you've overcome, let's just say a few things in your life? Okay. And you're a role model for a lot of people? Yes. Describe your life growing up as a kid. So, you know, growing up as a kid, I was... Where? In Newark, New Jersey of course [laughter]. I am from Newark, New Jersey, born and raised. Brick City? Brick City, yes, we grew up on 9th street and then we moved to 12th street, in high school, and throughout the rest was the Weequahic section of course. Yeah. And, well not of course, but I went to Weequahic High School, and I was growing up with of course, you know, not of course, but my mom, you know, she was the stable. So we grew up on welfare, but she always gave, she always told us that you know you can do anything you want to do if you put your mind to it, and that was the moniker that I took. I wanted to make sure that I had the will to do better in this life, and that's exactly what I did. Hmm. Yes. When did you know, as a student of leadership... Mm hmm. I think I have a pretty good sense of who's walking around with it, the gift. Mm hmm. When did you know you had the gift? Oh wow, when I was about eight [laughter]. What is the gift? Yeah, when I was about eight years old, I knew I wanted... I knew I was destined for greatness, if you will. [laughter]. Yes that's what I have. Everyone all on my website so you know, just that child of God and destined for greatness, I was about eight years old, I knew that I was different..."