Deborah D Grison Ph.D.

Deborah D Grison Ph.D.

EAT LIFE! IT'S A MOVEMENT, NOT A MOMENT... A global health initiative that inspires and empowers people to heal through food.

  • Dr. Deborah D. Grison

    Deborah D. Grison, was born and raised in the “City of Wind”- Chicago, Illinois. A purveyor of truth and power through word, sound and scholarship, she is a published author, poet and Professor of Writing and the Humanities.

    Her work has been reviewed, supported and celebrated both creatively and professionally by renown author, poet and University Distinguished Professor Nikki Giovanni, Dr. Sonia Sanchez, Sarah Lawrence College Master of Fine Arts Founding Director & poet Tom Lux, former Brooklyn Poet Laureate Dennis Nurkse, The Last Poets, Saul Williams of the critically acclaimed film SLAM, Regie Gibson from the movie LOVE JONES, Actress Sheryl Lee Ralph of Dreamgirls fame and ZUREK “The Voice of BET.”

    Her poetry collections THE ATTIC: words from the top (2001) and A Love Supreme: a poemoir (2010) were published via Writes of Passage Publishing Group with additional literary work widely anthologized in such publi cations as Dark Phrases, Check The Rhyme, Mourning Katrina, (P)oem (M)emoir (S)tory, The Ninth Letter and Black Thought.

    As the Founding Principal of EAT LIFE! IT’S A MOVEMENT, NOT A MOMENT Health Initiative, she advocates, promotes and celebrates healing, wholeness and wellness by embracing and living the simple truth proclaimed by Hippocrates “Let food be thy medicine and Let thy medicine be food.” A proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated, Dr. Grison holds a Doctorate of Philosophy in Urban and Regional Planning-Sustainable Urban Design from Jackson State University located in Jackson, Mississippi.

    She currently lives and EAT’s LIFE! between Chicago, Illinois & Harlem, New York.


  • Eat Life has inspired me to take meal planning to awhile new level! Dr. Deborah makes it fun for athletes like me to create unique, nutritious and hearty healthy dishes that coincide with my fitness regimen. ~ Zurek (Rick Party) Fitness & Nutrition coach PhyZically FIT, National Voiceover Talent BET, ABC, FOX, HBO.-Miami, Florida

    The EAT LIFE! Community is supporting my effort to use food as fuel and medication. I juice daily and I love to try the different concoctions and recipes that are presented. EAT LIFE! ~A. Patton-Jackson, Mississippi

    EAT LIFE! has taught me just that; how to see food as fuel for my life and not the object of my life. Yes, I was already on a journey to wellness and a healthy lifestyle, but the Eat Life movement provided the catalyst I needed to really delve deeply into how healthy eating transforms you in every aspect; physically, mentally, socially and most of all spiritually. I\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'m grateful that I\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'ve learned to live my life, as I EAT LIFE!!! ~ T. Steele, Educator- Chicago, Illinois

    Becoming a member of the Eat Life community has strengthened my resolve to become a better me. I have gained so much knowledge and motivation from the Eat Life community it humbles me. Making better choices for your total body wellness is what Dr. Deborah Grison has instilled in us, and I am very grateful. Its a movement, not a moment. Eat Life! ~D. Gooden, MBA-Chicago, Illinois

    Eat Life is nothing compared to the very genuine and well written letters to the eras in your life. I know you\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'re a gifted writer however, the messages of \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\"thank you\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\" and \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\"I welcome you\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\" were divinely romantic. To face your challenge with the same grace, beauty, vulnerability and toughness that you\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'ve possessed for as long as I\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'ve known you, is incredibly admirable. Thank you for taking us on this journey with you. I love you for sharing. ~K. Brooks-Chicago, Illinois

    I just wanted to write you to let you know that I am very grateful for the day I joined your Eat Life group! I\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'ve enjoyed your posts, encouragement and pictures of the journey you have been on and are still on. It does feel like a community, I try to share and add my suggestions whenever I can. When I eat my healthy salad for lunch I always browse your page to see what you got cookin\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\' and eatin\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'! ~S. Joseph-Edmonton, Alberta Canada

    I\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'ve followed your journey for the past year. I\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'ve admired your strength and endurance to stay the course. Somehow I never thought I\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'d be able to do what you do because I love meat! I follow your page not just to passively watch your growth and root you on from the sidelines, but to actively learn tips to enable my journey to endure for the long run. Wish me the best as I endeavor to keep it up for as long as you have. ~D. McKnight-New York, New York

    Thanks for your courage and sharing your journey. You look awesome. It is always good to see people overcome. And not just overcome, but grow and walk into a new place. ~C. Wofford-Washington, DC

    What I\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'ve learned from the EAT LIFE! Community is I don\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'t care how much exercising you do (as people like to think). If your eating is not right - you won\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'t be right. Getting the food intake aspect together is key. I am ready to Eat Life. ~ G. Jones, Author, Performer-McComb, Illinois

    I am on day 67 of my journey to lean. You have been a great inspiration to so many, and your results are absolutely amazing! Congrats!!! Although we have taken different journeys to fit, but the bottom line is....we get to impact our family and friends in such a positive way. I will not stop my jouney, and I know you will continue to impact others!!! Love ya. ~V. Bell, Firefighter-West Palm Beach, Florida

    A year ago after turning 40, I vowed to become better educated & actively seek out nutritional approaches towards a healthier quality of life. I was introduced to Eat Life! midway through 2012 and found it to be a community of knowledge & testimony; support & triumphs! In that short span I have become more cognizant of my dietary deficiencies, identified potentially harmful ingredients in processed foods and their contribution to an array of illnesses after prolonged use. The community and its \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\"avant garde\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\" approach has maximized technology while delivering a personable sense of caring & togetherness. I have learned new & palatable ways for preparing \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\"super foods\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\" which I previously shunned while making friends who are fighting battles which affect all of our families. I can honestly say Eat Life! has caused me to make huge strides in eating a more healthy & balanced diet! ~T. Robinson, Finance Manager-Chicago, Illinois

    I was motivated and encouraged to do the things that I had thought about regarding eating healthy and exercising. Reading the various thoughts and words of encouragement from Dr. Deb and other members of the group helped me to get my plan together and to act upon the things I had only procrastinated about.This resulted in the loss of 23 pounds. I have continued on to maintain most of the weight loss by cooking healthier foods and eating healthier choices. Thank you to Dr. Deb and those members of the Eat Life! group that have shared their stories and suggestions with other members. That has made all the difference. I will be starting a Biggest Loser program on next week to continue on my journey of maintaining a healthier diet and lifestyle. ~D. Lee, Esq. (U.S. Army Judge Advocate) -Atlanta, Georgia

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