Certified Aromatherapist • Workshop Facilitator • Minister, Animism • M.Ed.Counseling • Photographer
I'll mention the photography on the website is my own. I keep a camera in my hand when I walk, hike or travel. The beauty of nature humbles me, allows me a moment to pause and see the patterns unfolding before my eyes. The beauty I see all around this living planet is something I strive to share with you, whether you are browsing the website, or we are sharing time together.
I am also a writer and have three children's books available to listen to through YouTube. Links for all three can be found under the "About" tab, Adventures in Writing.
I have many pursuits, including advocating for our planet, specific to the preservation of sacred trees and sustainable, ecologically responsible harvesting of plants. It is my intent to share a level of enthusiasm for these amazing plants and their medicine that offers deep healing both on the emotional and physical plane.
My professional platform for learning began in social services as an advocate, counselor and educator. I left the field in 2016, to pursue a license as a natural esthetician and fell in love with plants and the science behind botanical ingredients. Working hands on with botanicals led to a deeper curiosity about plants and I continued studies in aromatherapy, where I completed a level one certification. In 2019, I became certified in death midwifery to deepen my understanding of the death process, so I might extend aromatic and sensory support towards end of life and for those grieving. In fall 2022, I became an ordained Minister through the Web of Life Church, www.weboflifeanimists.com.
As a minister, I am able to provide ceremonial support, officiate weddings and ceremonies/rites of passage. I teach workshops in the southwest and online focused on building relationships with plants while using their resources sensitively and sustainably. And, I formulate custom made botanical supports for balancing mind body and spirit.
I invite you to check out my resource page if you are seeking further information on spiritual ideas, ecology, skincare & aromatherapy data. You will also find resources addressing systemic oppression. My roots are invested in the belief that we humans are one part of a living universe, there are many of us sharing space and time in this collective reality, and all of us here (including plants and animals) have worth and value in this experience of this planet we all share.