the Story of how I got here ...
I have always lived on the edges. My choices in music, clothing, books and everything else has always felt like either too early or too late. I remember reading the Witches Fortune Telling deck in my grade school for classmates. I questioned everything. I preferred pushing people's buttons and asking people hard questions. This set me up for a challenging path on the outskirts of town.
Like most people who work in this field, I came to this path by my own health crisis. My own endometriosis diagnosis required 10 years and 7 different doctors to be heard and listened to. I felt ignored. I felt dismissed. And I felt there had to be other ideas out there. While convalescing from my second surgery, my brother found me a book of herbal remedies.. saying he thought I might find them interesting. I did. I started experimenting with myself and my family. And found that not only where these supports accessible but they worked! They were connected to the earth we live on. They were affordable. They were effective. This started a long journey into holistic practices of all kinds. Blending herbs, flowers, energy and stones into health.
I have spent over 20 years learning numerous methods of herbal medicine, aromatherapy, energy and flower essence works. I hold certifications in Herbal Retail Management, Nutritional Herbalism, Clinical Master Aromatherapy and Clinical Master Herbalism and Flower Essence Practitioner. I am currently taking a Stone and Crystal Medicine Practitioner course.
Mortar and Pestle was born out of my wish to help the larger community and continue the customs of the wise women that supported their towns on the periphery. I want to continue the wise woman tradition one extract at a time! I am your own personal village witch at the edge of the woods.
Let me help guide you to find your own way. I wish to support and nourish your mind, body and soul.