Health knowledge made personal
Birthday: July 11
I'm an herbalist/herbwife in the Anima Medicine Woman Tradition, which is to say that my practice is focused on local plants, sustainability, whole person/whole plant understandings and earthy, practical ways of teaching people to work with the plants themselves rather than being dependent on experts. I've been influenced by the Appalachian healing I grew up around as well as the Mexican/Native traditions I?m now immersed in here in the Gila. I especially love the wisdom of the grandmothers, passed on to each generation, full of the knowledge and stories of past, present and place.
My medicine is made of soups, weeds and slow sipped teas. I prefer the empowerment of intentional preparation to the convenience of pills. I like getting my hands dirty, and gather most of my medicines myself with the help of resident interns and students. There is much healing to be found in the simple act of slowing down and smelling the flowers, feeling the soil beneath your feet and being deeply present as you harvest roots and barks, leaves and flowers from our magical plant allies.