Growing up I lived in the southwest mountains of California. Since my house was fashioned of thick stone that offered little in the way of lighting, I often found myself in the surrounding forests and cattle pastures for most of my days as child.
We lived off the land surrounded by blue skies, clean air, thickets, forest, streams, and the small garden where my mother grew seasonal vegetables for the table.
This is where I first encountered healing and nourishing foods right from the earth.
I remember eating sun-ripened tomatoes still warm from the sun straight off the vine, as well as the chickweed my grandmother knowingly let flourish by the picket fence in the back yard.
I would chew the resin from pine trees when there wasn’t money for gum, pick wild rose petals for jam and honey, collect prickly pears to add to our salads and blackberries for cobbler, and chew yarrow leaves to make poultices for the cuts I’d get from all the adventures.
I have always felt a close relationship with the earth, preferring to walk barefoot outside when I can (there’s not a lot of those places in LA, unfortunately), and taking in the healing rays of the sun. I aspire to learn about herbs and there usages, devouring books and other content by Rosalee de la Foret, Kiva Rose, Micheal Tierra, Rosemary Gladstar, Briggitte Mars, John Gallagher and fellow aspiring bloggers.
I am currently 30 and have lived in Japan for 3 years where I studied Japanese language as well as a bit of their healing traditions. My hobbies include all forms of media art (especially oil painting), reading herbal literature (of which I have many), and of course my new passion to share this knowledge with you! I may also have an obsession with tea, namely the kind concocted by myself that remind me of earthy things. And I like dirt and growing tomatoes…and no, I don’t think my garden is a bit out of control thankyouverymuch.
You can also find my acne story in my free e-book “The Ultimate Acne Cleanse” where you can learn how to begin your clear skin journey the holistic way. And let me tell you, it’s been a looong journey! So I hope to have you join me! =)
What You’ll Find on my Blog:
• A repository of useful articles for aspiring herbalists like myself, how to eat healthy, and of course, how to get clear skin! These articles are aimed to help you obtain all the tips and tricks you need to have a successful journey to holistic health and acne free skin.
• A collection of Youtube videos about natural health and my personal journey.
• Fresh content that is added regularly, how-to instructional articles, and super handy topics on home remedies that anyone can make.
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Love and Light,
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