Since its first gathering, Golden Triangle Body, Mind and Spirit is developing into a hub for a broad spectrum of interests which includes a holistic approach to health and wellness. Areas of focus for the group are complimentary and alternative healing techniques, nutritional and alternative approaches to deal with chronic conditions, as well as the spiritual aspects of wellness, consciousness and various philosophies.

While reviewing a newly discovered networking site called Meetup, Vickie Ramirez, AKA Victoria, conceived GTBMS when she found a number of individuals in Southeast Texas interested in the same topics as herself.

“My idea,” Ramirez stated, “was to combine enough related subjects to create a viable and meaningful platform for discussion, exploration and sharing with others of like mind. Through Meetup, I was able to contact those who expressed a similar interest and invited them to join me.” 

That initial meeting was held at Basic Foods on Dowlen Road in Beaumont, on July 8, 2008. 

“Without any more advertising than a notice on the door of the store, 13 people attended our first gathering,” said Ramirez
She shared her vision and opened a period of discussion to further develop a mission statement as part of the organizational process. Enthusiasm for a group of this type was expressed throughout the evening by those in attendence. They decided to meet once a month.

Although they did not yet have a formally organized group, a leadership team was formed to provide support to Ramirez, who is the official organizer and is the heart of GTBMS. 

At the leadership team huddle in September, more of the vision for GTBMS developed.  

“Our goal is to provide a service to our community as a resource center for personal growth and healing information and a directory for practitioners in alternative and complementary therapies.

GTBMS now meets on the first Thursday of every month.  Gathering begins a 6 p.m. Meeting starts at 7 p.m. Currently, meetings are held at Sertino’s Café, 5657 Eastex Freeway, (near Best Buy and Gander Mountain) in Beaumont. The next meeting is scheduled for April 2 – Topic: The Law of Attraction.

“If you are looking for answers and cannot find them… try looking here! We share tools that will help you on your personal journey to self discovery, wellness and purpose.”

For more information, e-mail Ramirez at or check out their Web site: