Welcome. Bienvenue. Kwe. Through this website I invite you to get to know my approach to plant-based healing. Coming from a belief that individual health and community health are inseparable, my practice fits within a context of radically caring for ourselves and for the world.
I am a traditional herbalist and community worker, trained largely in my own Western European tradition of plant medicine, but also influenced by Indigenous traditions from Turtle Island, and other immigrant cultures encountered here. I combine my science-based background with the herbal tradition passed down from generations of predominantly women and queer folk to work with a range of conditions, with a particular focus on the nervous and digestive systems. I am currently working to develop a holistic approach to preventing and working through burnout (adrenal fatigue), and its many related conditions (digestive, immunity, energetic) as it plays out for activists, community workers, caregivers, professionals and others.
Using a trauma-informed approach, I offer individual consultations as well as individualized and group workshops. I adapt my practice to each individual I work with, emphasizing an embodied approach to health, trusting the experience of our bodies and using our intuitive wisdom as our greatest source of resilience. I have a rich repertoire of practices and exercises that can be used to deepen one’s knowledge of place and reweave a sense of belonging to the land.
Having cultivated a large garden professionally for over a decade, my practice focuses on plants that are adapted to our local ecosystem, easily accessible for you to grow or harvest, believing that plants work best when in a relationship. My homegrown dispensary includes dried herbs, tinctures and salves, from my garden.
I believe that a great part of our suffering stems from the patriarchal, colonial and capitalist oppression and displacements we, as well as our ancestors have experienced. My work, then, is based not only on supporting the various systems of the body, but also on restoring our relationships to body and place, turning to plants as our greatest guides.
Our bodies know they belong; it is our minds that make our lives so homeless.
-John O’Donohue, Celtic Christian philosopher, poet, scholar