I nurture and sustain life. I move through my days with a deep focus on self-love, healthy, local food, the power of positive thinking, practicing forgiveness, gratitude & reverence, and maintaining balance in all that I manage. One of my main guiding principles is to leave every person and place I visit better than when I arrived. I consistently create mutually beneficial experiences and opportunities for community therapy and growth in my relationships with people, places, plants, and animals.
Some of my life missions are to inspire gratitude and spread love to the people I come into contact with on a daily basis and to encourage people to dance and release their inhibitions around self-expression. I am excited by the exploration of mind-body-spirit connections and experiencing prayer & healing through dance, sound, and movement. I strive to be the best parent I can be, living with a high standard of integrity and transparency.
I aim to remind people to keep their child heart alive through sacred silliness, to inspire people to trust their hearts and live their dreams, and to be a reminder of the sacred and holding nature in reverence through my way of being and living. I consistently co-create experiences within my communities and in my work in the world that nurture healing, play, gratitude, and sacredness.
I was raised in a neighborhood the forests of Macon, Georgia. I moved to the west coast at 18 years old, and have lived in forests on the fringes of US counter-culture ever since. During the past 22 years, I have raised two amazing young men as a single parent. I have managed a property, the Crossroads, for 12 years near the spiritual community of Mt. Shasta in northern California. There I create a nurturing environment under the oaks where I host friends, family, spiritual seekers, PCT hikers, and work-awayers. I have renovated an original cabin on the property where I reside.
I have been working in alternative education, since I received my teaching credential in 2000. I ran a one-room schoolhouse in Mt. Shasta, California for 3 years, then worked for an independent study charter school, where I collaborated as a team with families, teachers, and students, to create customized educational plans. I worked in the student’s homes providing advice and counseling to families. The highlights of my workweek included teaching yoga and freedom of expression through art to students of all ages.
In addition, I have gleaned wisdom from healers & herbalists in Belize, and at the Northern California Women's Herbal Symposium, where I have attended and taught for over 20 years.
My passions include swimming, scuba diving, sailing, dancing, biking, hiking, partner yoga, being in nature, journaling, creating altars and sacred spaces for healing, participating in ceremonies, herbal medicine, live foods, traveling in Central America, empowering young womyn, singing and drumming, sewing, participating in festivals, and cultivating community with my family and friends!