Kelis is opening up about how she’s dealing with grief after the death of her husband Mike Mora. In an Instagram video, the 43-year-old singer said she is continuing to focus on her overall well-being after the loss of her loved one, who died at age 37 a year ago after being diagnosed with stage 4 stomach cancer in 2020, according to People.
“It’s been exactly a year… that’s crazy to me,” Kelis wrote in her Instagram caption. “I’m a very private person generally, especially when there is family involved. But there is no denying the impact and evolution my husband’s passing has had on my life.”
Kelis said she is often asked to talk about her journey in the past year.
“It’s a much longer conversation, but in short what we were dealing with here pushed me so deep into understanding our bodies and how our minds and emotions are so interlocked you cannot treat one without the other,” she wrote. “Our thoughts and intentions are as powerful and key as our skin health and fitness. I want to live well and this is me sharing what I know to be true.”
Sharing her story in a three-part Instagram video, the mother of three said she started her wellness and farming journey when she was pregnant years ago.
“I just wanted to eat well,” she said. “When I got pregnant that’s when I really started to care and think about it.”
Kelis also said she had already taken something similar, but the man gave her and her husband a specific recipe that would be beneficial for them. Speaking to her Instagram followers, Kelis emphasized the importance of seeking such type of recipes that make a difference in the overall well-being of a person.
“We go to doctors for things that don’t make any sense. Really, it’s our foods. It’s how we’re eating, it’s how we’re living and breathing and putting out feet in the soil,” she said. “Just to add to that, every doctor we saw, every specialist, every nutritionist, every human being we found that had any expertise in this whatsoever was like, stress kills.”
When the family moved to the farm, Kelis said “we wanted to separate ourselves from all the silly things that had us stressed out.”
“So when you think about wellness and we think about health, it really is something that you can take control of with a little bit of thought,” she said. “Just think a little bit more about it and always support your local farmers. Support your Black farmers. Why? Because we care.”