Happily barefoot, I grew up on a farm in Michigan, and learned how to work hard and appreciate physical vitality! It was also a big struggle to be as bright and as joyful as I was, in a scene of some pain and confusion in my family. I didn’t know at the time that we all suffer in some way, and that our experience is subjective, and our response to our own history can change everything.

My heart led me to poetry, and to dance, gymnastics, lying under trees looking up, and I spoke with ghosts and ancestors, and always knew which way was North.

As quests often go, I then began the obstacle course of being blinded to my own perfection, also known as socialization. I was “too much” as a warrior/poet/genius, and so I learned to pick and choose what was acceptable, and did very well in school proving that I could fit in by making myself small.

I have had years of physical training, of marrying and divorcing, of working what I have now deemed miracles. To help others and to help oneself are interchangeable, and I am very lucky that I am surrounded by amazing healers, some professional, some not. My esoteric energy training is all of the above, plus recent intensive training with a local master.

My path is to emerge from the woods, and take my place as a wise woman. I have always known the old ways, and it is time to live as I have known I am intended: To bring back the natural vitality in those who seek to emerge from the woods with me. We're in this together.

Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass. It's about learning to dance in the rain.  -anonymous