This February, I am thrilled to finally say I am an East West  Intermediate student with plans to be an Advanced student this June. At the age of 16, I stepped into my first health food store.  I can still picture myself walking around that store in Chicago. I purchased three books: Rational Fasting, The Mucusless Diet, and Back to Eden. I did not know anyone who believed in any of the principles depicted in those books. So I slowly began changing my lifestyle. Then I learned about Dick Gregory, and he encouraged me to continue on a healthy living journey.  I always had a green thumb and would help bring plants back to life.

I received my B.S. in biology at the University of Illinois and my D.P.M. at Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine.

Drawn by the body’s innate ability to heal itself, I retired from a successful Podiatric Medicine and Surgery profession to explore traditional healing modalities. It was my desire for others to experience wellness and wholeness.

In 2018,  I retired from home educating my son. This second retirement allowed me time and space to fulfill my dream of opening an apothecary. My plans are to open mid-fall of 2021. The apothecary will offer nourishment for the spirit, mind, and body.  I find great joy every time I prepare a tincture or make any internal or external herbal remedy.

I enrolled in East West in 2012. Homeschooling and relocation consumed my time. However, I was able to complete a 2-year Western Herbal course and obtain many certifications.  In 2020 the Foundation seminar was online!!!!  In 2020 I was back on track with East West. I am genuinely grateful to Michael, Lesley, and all the outstanding teachers for their passion, commitment, and interest in seeing their students succeed.

I am a Master Gardener within my county. I volunteer weekly in several herbal gardens as well as grow a few herbs in my garden.

My vision and goals are to make natural wellness available in my community. My dream is to have the apothecary be part of a herbal retreat facility. In this place, a person can be one with nature and leave feeling restored.

I support individuals on their healing journey so they can experience wellness. I listen very well.  I am a certified Spiritual Director through Lipscomb University – Institute for Christian Spirituality and a Health Minister. I serve as a Teaching Director for Community Bible Study. My current menu of offerings includes Spiritual Direction, Flower Essences, Enneagram, Transformational Breathwork, and Core Synchronism.

I am also a tea and essential oil enthusiast.

If I can help somebody, as I pass along then my living shall not be in vain.  This is how I want to live my life.


  1. Your story is amazing and so very inspirational! Sounds like your path took all of the twists and turns that led you right where you are meant to be, and I’m sure you are a blessing to your community.

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