I became an herbalist because I went through several years of health related strife.
I had torturous periods, migraines that were getting worse, and digestive issues galore. I developed autoimmunity and became sensitive to everything. I worked toxic jobs that left my gut churning come Sunday afternoon. Anti-depressants and other medications weren’t helping as promised. Hormonal birth control (all eight kinds) made me feel like I was losing my mind.I felt like I had walked the knife’s edge for far too long.
Nothing seemed to be helping.
A whisper inside told me there was another way. A better way.
That whisper nudged me to try herbs.
Herbs are a source of deep creativity and spiritual connection.
Because living a life using herbal medicine isn’t only about giving and taking herbs.
Herbs are one part of the foundation of wellness and healing, the others are:
the foods we eat (and don’t eat), the liquids we ingest (and avoid),
the supplements we might take (or avoid!),
the exercise/movement we engage in,
the psychological and emotional support and changes we make,
our spirituality/connection to Source/God/Universe/Gaia/Dao/Spirit/Life/etc,
our foundational stability (security of: food, water, housing, and income)
and the quality of social connections we have with others.