BEHIND LOVED BY DESTINY
Destiny Moore Saldívar is passionate about leveraging the power of journaling to deepen self-awareness, heal, and grow. As a Black Dominican-American daughter of immigrants, she understands first hand the need for holistic wellness in our day-to-day lives.
In 2018 she founded her wellness brand + business to help people, especially womxn of color, “unlearn survival” by practicing self-love and self-awareness. Since then, Loved by Destiny has been honored with the opportunity to be a part of over 300 people's journey of wellness.
Through resiliency informed wellness workshops, curated resources, guided journals, and coaching, she helps womxn of color identify, heal and shift the beliefs that no longer serve them while also encouraging action behind awareness through holistic wellness. Her first guided journal “Unlearning Survival: 25 Lessons to Help You Transcend Survival and Thrive” found homes across the US and internationally in 2019.
A relentless advocate for higher education, Destiny is a proud Educational Opportunity Program graduate from SUNY New Paltz with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. She was awarded the Alumnus of Distinction Award in 2018, Forty Under Forty Award in 2019, and Alumni Service Award in 2020!
She is also a Master’s degree recipient of Columbia University School of Social Work. Her graduate studies merged the clinical practice of social work with a macro-level/programmatic understanding of non-profit management. Though she enjoys contributing to the decolonization of wellness as an afro-latina, her first love is transforming the lives of underrepresented youth through higher education.
Her social justice work, and Loved by Destiny’s commitment to social responsibility, focuses on student of color access and success in higher education. Destiny not only supports Black and Brown students on their journeys through college but has also helped over 150 students of color through their college processes - 100% of whom were admitted and enrolled at 4-year institutions.
Interested in macro level change, she has also led a grant-funded college access program for students in Manhattan - specifically serving her hometown Washington Heights and Inwood. In 2019, Loved by Destiny awarded the Unlearning Survival Scholarship and in 2021 founded the Jessica Purcell Scholarship for Leadership & Persistence, both exclusively awarded to young womxn of color pursuing higher education.
When she's not supporting students, or advocating for wellness, you can find Destiny playing board games with her daughter Lyla, husband Terrell, and pooch Emmett.