About Sweet Like Honey Herbals
Sweet Like Honey is a small-business rooted in healing through ancestral practices and traditions of the African and Indigenous diaspora. Our liberation and healing is interconnected to the liberation and healing of the earth. We are committed to creating and living sustainably through a reciprocal relationship with Mother Earth based on connection, reverence, protection, & stewardship. The mission of Sweet Like Honey is grounded in integrity, honesty, vulnerability, reciprocity, grace, accountability, and sustainability, and we strive to reflect these values in our work.
Sweet Like Honey offers a holistic approach to healing by gently holding space for the complex, cyclical nature of healing with grace, faith, love, and a sense of humor. Healing is a collaborative effort. We work with nature, our ancestors & spirit guides, and our community for our collective well-being. Sweet Like Honey offers products and services such as herbal teas, smoke blends, salves, candles, spiritual products, herbal consultations & spiritual readings to give our clients a holistic healing experience for the body, mind, & soul. Holistic healing is the model for sustainable wellness for ourselves and the earth.
Our vision at Sweet Like Honey is to create revolutionary and sustainable change in our community. We have seen how capitalism has destroyed our sense of connectedness with the land and our communities; we have been pitted against each other and made to be self-centered for the cost of survival. But it hasn’t always been this way…
As humans, we are communal, social beings who have survived by forming communities. Our ancestral practices are rooted in the ideals of community and mutual aid, because the health and well-being of the individual depends on the health and well-being of the community, and vice versa. There’s an African proverb, “If you want to go fast, go alone; but if you want to go far, go together.” The idea of being “self-made” is a hot mess because no one can do it alone; it literally takes two people bring life into this world, which goes to show how much we need each other. By creating a strong sense of community, in both the spiritual and physical realms, we can regain our sovereignty and alignment with nature.
‘The community exists, in part, to safeguard the purpose of each person within it and to awaken the memory of that purpose by recognizing the unique gifts each individual brings to this world. Healing comes when the individual remembers his or her identity–the purpose chosen in the world of ancestral wisdom–and reconnects with that world of Spirit’- Malidoma Patrice Somé, The Healing Wisdom of Africa
About The Founder & Owner
Yahna Miele Tullis. "Yahna" meaning "God is merciful/gracious" in Hebrew, "Miele" meaning "honey" in Italian, and "Tullis" meaning "mighty people" in Gaelic. She is the daughter of D'Ta-Relle & Harold Tullis, granddaughter of Willie Lucille Reaves & Winston Johnson and Bertha & Carl Raymond Tullis Jr., and great grandaughter of Ella Mae Lovelace. She honors and says the names of those who come before her because her parents and ancestors are essential to her existence and integral to her journey as a healer and spiritualist. Born and raised in Union and Elizabeth, New Jersey and currently based in Bridgeport, CT, she is the product of the land she lives on and the community she lives with.
She is an artist, healer, and educator who focuses on community-centered and spirit-led practices. She is the daughter of dancer, educator, & wellness coach, D’Tarelle Tullis and architect & master martial artist, Harold Tullis. As a child, Yahna’s natural interests in all things artistic, being of service, spiritual, and intellectual were nurtured by her parents early on. She honors her parents as her first teachers in life and has been called to use her gifts to uplift the collective consciousness.
Yahna is the owner of Sweet Like Honey Herbals, a small Black-owned business dedicated to uplifting the community with products and services created with divine intention and guided by God & her ancestors. She is a certified herbalist with training from Sacred Vibes Apothecary, a certified athletic trainer with a B.S. in Athletic Training from the University of Pittsburgh, and a multi-disciplinary artist using dance, music, film, and visual art as mediums for expression and healing. Yahna integrates the knowledge and experiences she has gained through out her studies to curate a holistic healing experience for the mind, body, and soul. She believes that healing is a communal effort that should should be filled with grace and sweetness and lives by the motto “let’s heal together”.