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Sanity is a Full-Time Job: Craig Lewis’ Video Blog #3: meeting one of the best RnB/Rap artists in Birmingham, Alabama (featuring Tjay Lamar)

In Part Three of our ten-part inspirational series, we further explore the journey of Craig Lewis, featuring interviews with various personas met around the globe on his way to better his mental health and continue his personal transformation.

I had an hour and a half to wait in Birmingham, Alabama before getting on my bus to Atlanta, Georgia. I was in town to give a keynote speech at a mental health recovery conference, in the neighboring town of Talladega (made famous by the Will Ferrell movie “Talladega Nights”).

I admit that I am a beneficiary of medical cannabis, and when this video was made, I had been following doctor’s orders.

My health and quality of life, radically improved, in part due to being prescribed, natural plant-based medicine.

𝐴𝑠 𝐼 𝑤𝑎𝑙𝑘 𝑎 𝑠𝑝𝑖𝑟𝑖𝑡𝑢𝑎𝑙 𝑝𝑎𝑡ℎ, 𝑚𝑦 𝑐𝑜𝑛𝑛𝑒𝑐𝑡𝑖𝑜𝑛 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑙𝑜𝑣𝑒 𝑓𝑜𝑟 𝑝𝑢𝑛𝑘 𝑟𝑜𝑐𝑘, ℎ𝑎𝑠 𝑜𝑛𝑙𝑦 𝑏𝑒𝑐𝑜𝑚𝑒 𝑚𝑜𝑟𝑒 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑚𝑜𝑟𝑒 𝑝𝑜𝑤𝑒𝑟𝑓𝑢𝑙. 𝑊ℎ𝑒𝑛 𝑝𝑒𝑜𝑝𝑙𝑒 𝑙𝑒𝑎𝑟𝑛 𝑎𝑏𝑜𝑢𝑡 𝑚𝑦 𝑙𝑖𝑓𝑒 𝑒𝑥𝑝𝑒𝑟𝑖𝑒𝑛𝑐𝑒 𝑡ℎ𝑒𝑦 𝑘𝑛𝑜𝑤 𝑡ℎ𝑎𝑡 𝐼’𝑣𝑒 𝑙𝑖𝑣𝑒𝑑 𝑞𝑢𝑖𝑡𝑒 𝑑𝑖𝑓𝑓𝑒𝑟𝑒𝑛𝑡𝑙𝑦 𝑡ℎ𝑎𝑛 𝑚𝑜𝑠𝑡 𝑝𝑒𝑜𝑝𝑙𝑒.

It’s not my responsibility, what happened to me nor is it my responsibility as to how I was dangerously hurt by others, however, it is absolutely my responsibility what I do with every moment now and going forward, and I could not be happier to be a public proponent of natural healing treatments.

𝑇ℎ𝑒𝑟𝑒’𝑠 𝑛𝑜 𝑞𝑢𝑒𝑠𝑡𝑖𝑜𝑛 𝑡ℎ𝑎𝑡 𝐼’𝑚 𝑎𝑙𝑖𝑣𝑒 𝑡𝑜𝑑𝑎𝑦, 𝑖𝑛 𝑝𝑎𝑟𝑡, 𝑑𝑢𝑒 𝑡𝑜 𝑛𝑜 𝑙𝑜𝑛𝑔𝑒𝑟 𝑖𝑛𝑔𝑒𝑠𝑡𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑝ℎ𝑎𝑟𝑚𝑎𝑐𝑒𝑢𝑡𝑖𝑐𝑎𝑙 𝑑𝑟𝑢𝑔𝑠 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑖𝑛𝑠𝑡𝑒𝑎𝑑, 𝑢𝑠𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑝𝑙𝑎𝑛𝑡-𝑏𝑎𝑠𝑒𝑑 𝑚𝑒𝑑𝑖𝑐𝑖𝑛𝑒, 𝑎𝑠 𝑎 ℎ𝑒𝑎𝑙𝑡ℎ𝑖𝑒𝑟 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑚𝑜𝑟𝑒 𝑒𝑓𝑓𝑒𝑐𝑡𝑖𝑣𝑒 𝑒𝑛ℎ𝑎𝑛𝑐𝑒𝑚𝑒𝑛𝑡, 𝑎𝑠 𝐼 𝑎𝑚 ℎ𝑒𝑎𝑙𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑐𝑜𝑛𝑡𝑖𝑛𝑢𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑡𝑜 ℎ𝑒𝑎𝑙.

Toward the middle of this short video, Tjay Lamar, One of Birmingham, Alabama’s best RnB/Hip Hop stars, dropped in unannounced for a cameo.

If you’re sensitive, you may want to cover your ears.

Thank you to Tjay Lamar, for his contribution to my life, and to all the people I met in Alabama who embraced me like one of their own.

Roll Tide!!!

To explore more of Craig’s stories, see our 2017 interview with Craig at this location. Follow Craig via Medium & Etsy.

For introductory chapter GO HERE. For part 2, GO HERE.

Craig Lewis

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