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My interest in natural living originated as a child helping my grandfather in his gardens. I often reflect back on the many varieties of vegetables and herbs he grew. I remember enthusiastically helping with the harvesting and preparation for our Sunday dinners.
As I moved into adulthood, my experiences with the medical system left me feeling frustrated and helpless. This inspired me to seek out natural alternatives. I rediscovered my connection with plants and began studying their healing powers.
I formalized my studies by completing the Professional Herbalist Program at Acupuncture & Herbal Therapies where I learned Traditional Chinese Medicine and Chinese herbs and completed my internship as a Clinical Herbalist. I also studied western herbs under the direction of internationally recognized herbalist Rosemary Gladstar.
In 2008, I founded my own company, HerbalWise, with a mission to empower people to take control of their health naturally. I work toward this goal by offering education, consultation, and natural remedies to help with issues of digestion, anxiety, sleep, pain, fatigue, weight loss and more.
Helping people learn about nature’s healing properties is very fulfilling. Not only do I get to share my knowledge, but I also enjoy learning from all of the like-minded people I meet in my work.
Contact me if you need an instructor or speaker for your corporate wellness program, professional group meeting, or holistic retreat.