Dr. Omar L.Nelson, Ph.D.
Trublmaica (Truh-bl-may-kah) - a person who is constantly empowered by their internal being, driven to overcome hardships by functioning outside of comfort zones and limits set by society to achieve success...exist in an infinite "now" of love, family, patience, trust,unselfishness, peace, confidence, hard work...
Trublmaica is a philosophy of life and it represents a culture that goes against the negative ideals of others to obtain success while motivating others on the journey. Being a Trublmaica is reflected in everyone, we have all had our trials and tribulations in life, and yet here we stand because we were able to rise above negativity by making the best of our now. Society will say "You Can't", never believe that, if it's rooted in goodness it can be achieved, ask the great ones before us like Bob Marley, Nelson Mandela, MLK Jr, Maya Angelou, Rosa Parks, Mahatma Gandhi, Albert Einstein, Mother Teresa, Watson and Crick, Usain Bolt...do it from the heart and stay true to yourself...Be a Trublmaica to the ones that say "You Can't"...One Love Revolution...
The glory behind my story...From a one bedroom house in Hope Bay, Portland, Jamaica to a Ph.D. in Neuroscience at the age of 27 from University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Graduated from Paul Quinn College with a 4.0 GPA in Biology. Currently, my scientific research is focused on understanding the pathogenesis of neurodegenerative diseases and cancer. Now founder of Trublmaica, LLC and distance runner in Miami, Florida. If I can, so can "You"...Do not limit yourself...Life is Simple, Not easy...I live by three guidlines 1. Spirituality 2. Have a mentor and be a mentor 3. Keep friends that are aspiring to similar things as myself...Fall in love with your now and make the best of your "NOW", that's all we have friends...
OF THE WEEK
Meet Mr. Robert Chavez, the man that overcame many hurdles to become a role model for us all. Imagine if one of your earliest childhood memories was of you and your mother getting caught in an angry rock-throwing-bat-swinging protest, having the windshield of your car smashed in, and having shards of glass fall all over you. This is one of the most vivid memories of Robert, a man who learned at a very young age to always embrace negative situations and use change as an opportunities for growth. After fleeing El Salvador to escape a dangerous civil war in 1983, he and his family began a new life in the US. Seeing his parents struggle to make a better life for their family made him start to appreciate the value of hard work and perseverance; qualities that would become the foundation for his life.
Robert’s ethics for hard work and perseverance helped him excel through high school both athletically and in the classroom. He was accepted to the University of Miami where life as he knew it would change forever. Sure, he struggled through many of the typical perils of college life, but he also thrived. Aside from earning his degree, two very significant things happened: First, he met a lady who became his wife and would bless him with three beautiful children. Second, he landed a job well above his qualification because he was a last-minute life-saver to the Vice Chair of his department, a situation where opportunity met purpose for Robert.
The professional and personal aspects of Robert’s life took him through the highest of highs as well as the lowest of lows over the next several years. At work, he was moving right up the ladder. Although the benefits were many, the stress of the additional responsibilities eventually overflowed beyond the walls of his office & put even more strain on a marriage that had grown unstable. He and his wife at the time found temporary refuge through binge partying. Luckily, it didn’t take long for Robert to give himself a reality check.
Through connecting with others who were dealing with similar life struggles during regular AA meetings, he was able to reflect on life in a way that allowed him to get back to the things that were fundamentally “him.” He refocused his energy into earning his MBA (even despite a difficult divorce) and even took on the new challenge of triathlons. This new active pursuit ultimately brought him to the most amazing woman who would become his wife and gave him 2 more beautiful children. Yes, this marriage has had its ups and downs too, but they have only become stronger through the challenges. On the professional side of things, Robert has since left a long 15 year career and is now applying all he has learned in life to building his own company, which specializes in enabling others to help others. To learn more about Mr. Chavez visit