South Florida resident Tracy Wilson Mourning wears many hats – mother, motivational speaker, wife of NBA All-Star Alonzo Mourning. But perhaps her most notable role to date is as founder of the Honey Shine Mentoring Program, which she founded in 2002. Through biweekly workshops, summer camps and various other activities, the Honey Shine Mentoring Program works to encourage a balance of mind, body and soul in girls and women through nurturing experiences and empowerment.
This philanthropic venture has grown to include Honey Child Enterprises, of which Mourning is the CEO and creative director. Honey Child Enterprises owns both lifestyle brands Honey Child and TWM by Tracy Wilson Mourning Bath & Body Ritual Collection and has received wide acclaim for their bath and body products, hair care products, apparel and home goods.
Mourning gives Haute Living an inside look into a typical day – sometimes chaotic, but always enjoyed.
“The beauty that happens in life usually doesn’t occur on a set schedule,” Mourning said. “I’ve come to enjoy and appreciate whatever comes my way and try to live in the moment.”
We couldn’t agree more.
My meditation and quiet time, which I try to incorporate into my morning before my day begins. Sometimes my mediation time becomes our mediation time because my kids tend to sense when I am up and around. I then make sure to drink a warm glass of water with lemon and take my supplements.
A one-hour Zumba class on Tuesdays and Thursdays and Power Plate or kettle ball workout. I also try to fit in one or two sessions a week of Bikram Yoga.
Home to work on a list of things for Honey Child or Honey Shine. Some days there are meetings or photo shoots scheduled throughout the afternoon. I try to schedule shoots and interviews before the kids get out of school. I also take time to drink a fresh veggie juice, which gives me my afternoon boost.
I usually enjoy a bite to eat, sometimes with my husband, a girlfriend or in front of my computer.
Carpool begins and my time ends. It’s time to get the kids to all their after school activities.
This is usually the time to ensure that the kids have had dinner, all homework is done, bath time and time to wind down before bed. My youngest sometimes takes a while to fall asleep, so this time frame varies.
Some nights there are events or dinners that I am scheduled to attend. On other nights, hopefully my two youngest are asleep and I am able to get more work done, read, spend time with my husband or take time for myself with a bath or just being still.