I am a practicing herbalist and traditional birth worker, living a little here and a little there with my daughters.
I listen to the wisdom of the plants, my intuition, and variety of alternative medicine therapies to provide people with a truly personal experience of healing, on physical, mental, and emotional levels.
I believe in the innate healing power of our bodies and works to remind that to others.
I believe that the best medicine grows right out the back door and work to use bioregional plants and I encourage others to do so. I am passionate about keeping our endangered plants safe through supporting conversation efforts with organizations like United Plant Savers.
I believe that plant medicine is the peoples medicine and want people to feel empowered to take back control of their health with plants and diet.
But my passions don't end with the plants.
I am an advocate for natural living period. I choose organics, local, wild, and non-GMO foods whenever I can. Food is medicine.
As a mother of 4, I am passionate natural childbirth, extended breastfeeding, baby wearing, cloth diapers, and relaxed homeschooling. As my friend Erin says "peace on earth begins at birth"
To me, birth is a non medical event and every.single.woman should get to chose how and where she wants to birth. I support women in taking back their power through birth.
In my home, I strive to live without the invasion of toxins. From the cloth pads during menstruation to the fibers in the rugs.
I strives to be zero waste and minimize our negative impact on the earth.
I am the formulator and maker of all the items in the Etsy shop, Raven & Oak Herbals.
This blog was created to share my passions, to teach about plant medicine, and to remind people of their power, especially women.
Training, Qualifications, & Certifications:
Herbal and Alternative Medicine
Vintage Remedies School of Natural Health: Family Herbalist and Holistic Wellness (now discontinued)
American College of Healthcare Sciences: Cert. Aromatherapy Program
Sacred Medicine Woman course
The Healing Art of Moxibustion with Michael Hetherington
Reiki 1 & 2 with Aimee Phlegar
52 Weeks Everybody's Biomechanics with Nutritious Movement
68W Combat Medic/Healthcare Specialist in the United States Army (field and clinical work)
A Flower's Power: A Course in the Energetics of Flower Essences with Floracopia
Currently in process:
Herbal Immersion with Chestnut School of Herbal Medicine
An Integrative Approach to Herbal Medicine - Eclectic School of Herbal Medicine
Birth and Postpartum
Birth/labor and postpartum doula through Madriella doulas, which includes the beautiful traditions of Mother Roasting.
Aromatherapy for Birth Workers, Postpartum Anointment, and Fear Release through Sacred Scent (a part of the Sacred Living Movement)
Novice Rebozo through Gina Kirby
Placenta encapsulation specialist through PBiU
Certified Sacred Pregnancy instructor, Birth Journey instructor, Sacred Baby instructor through the Sacred Living Movement.
ProTraining Blood Borne Pathogen Certification
ProTraining First Aid Certification
United Plant Savers
American Herbalists Guild
Herbalists without Borders