I grew up in small town Wisconsin, the middle child of six. The better part of my childhood was spent outside- rain or shine (or winter snowstorm). Somehow, despite difficulties I can only now imagine, my parents managed to take all six of us camping and canoeing every summer. I developed an appreciation for all things nature which eventually translated into a passion for natural medicine.
When I was young, I used Echinacea to shorten and prevent illnesses. As an adult, my quest to solve the puzzle of my health issues led me to a welcome discovery- my body responds more readily to natural treatments.
These days I am no longer sick but my passion for natural healing has flourished. My newest area of interest is in the plants growing around me, both native and invasive. This area, ripe with Native American history, is an excellent backdrop for such passions. It is an endless journey of discovery and I look forward to sharing it in my blog.