Since 1996, my passion for helping others heal through nourishment and herbal remedies has been professional, as well as personal. Part of my story is being the great-granddaughter of an herbalist-by-necessity as the cook and only female on a railroad crew, which was her best option to get out West—respectably.
Though it may sound rebellious, I believe you are your own best doctor and can often nourish yourself to heal yourself; with wholesome food, simple remedies and good common sense. But the wisest “self-healers” create their own Health Team of various trusted practitioners and advisors who provide helpful information—without thinking they are in charge. You are in charge.
I offer Health Coaching to a few, select clients interested in using herbs and food as medicine instead of drugs and surgery—when appropriate and safe, of course. But don’t forget about those side effects; the ones that cause 120,000-160,000 deaths per year (synthetic pharmaceuticals) or the ones that give you softer skin, thicker hair and stronger nails (nettle infusion). Naturally, there are herb-drug questions and concerns to consider, which I always do prior to creating a custom formula or personalized protocol for suggested changes. If you are on any pharmaceutical or over-the-counter drugs, explore with great caution and get guidance first from those members of your Health Team you trust most.
Since moving to Steamboat full-time in February 2010, I am deepening my yoga practice, as well as teaching opportunities in both yoga and Essentrics. Sign-up for our e-newsletter to receive the latest on yoga classes and Yoga2You in Steamboat-- Private Yoga Delivered to You. And of course, I need to save at least 100 days a year for skiing. No, I’m not kidding... I am squeezin’ the juice out of life every day; I hope you are, too!