I appreciate your curiosity because I want to express some things about myself that may not be obvious in my official pages and posts. I started this project so I could share the tools that brought an amazing transformation to me and others. And I hope you can realize wonderful changes, too.
I’m driven by an ambition to help people avoid health problems. If health problems have already developed, I aim to correct those with teaching and coaching (and when applicable, acupuncture).
When I was growing up in the suburbs of Dallas, it felt like we were in a tiny world of our own. I knew there was a wider world out there but that was out-there.
Now I realize that even though we all have our varying geographic, social, and ethnic identities, we are very much alike in so many ways. Most of us are seeking reassurance that we are not broken. We need guidance to find the best repair tools so we can continue to develop and grow with wisdom. My path and experiences are shared by many.
When I was in my early 20’s, I had severe intestinal pain and thought I had parasites after living in the tropics of South America for a while. Testing my stool, I was told firmly and with complete confidence by the MD that there was nothing wrong with me.
So, I took the phrase “nothing wrong” to mean “nothing to complain about” and spent the next many years thinking my experience was just part of normal life. I was also plagued by migraines, but they were infrequent until menopause when they became weekly.
I found relief for the first time in my adult life when I experimented with a gluten-free diet to try to help my husband’s hypertension.
I learned the diet we had always eaten was creating an inflammatory condition in his vessels leading to high blood pressure. But, as I was to discover, it was also causing of my intestinal problems and my migraines. I would have never known relief was possible until we made that diet change!
40+ years in health care has been valuable but 15 years working with diets has been the magic key to understanding so much of what drives most of our illnesses.
On these blog pages, drawing upon my beginnings as a nurse in special units, then as an acupuncturist, homeopath, and now with videos and courses, I teach the “essential” steps to restore natural good health. Further and more specific guidance can be made through personal coaching.
On these pages, I will probably also mention items from my own journey. And since I live in the beautiful coast of Maine in the Northeast, I will throw in some bits about that. I hope you don’t mind. (Did you know that the first place the sun rises each day in the United States is the coast of Maine?)