~Taken out of context, I must seem so strange. ~Ani
I told a friend of mine that I think I came into this world with an agenda. I wanted to be one of the most misunderstood people in my family. And I have been very successful. I love being different, even though being misunderstood can be painful. Dancing to the beat of my own drum is very empowering; very freeing; and I am grateful for the opportunity to fully experience life.
I don’t come from a family of herbalists, per se, but my grandmother was instrumental in instilling a passion for herbs within my young heart. My step dad gave me a love for organic gardening and plants of all kinds. And my mom gave me the gift of deep love.
I have been studying herbal medicine since 1996 and I am mostly self taught. When I began my study, I couldn’t afford to go to the doctor if something was wrong with me. Sometimes I couldn’t even afford laundry detergent. So herbal medicine and soap making were two things I explored fully.
~High upon Life’s friendship tree, pick a leaf and think of me. ~Framp
I love and appreciate my friends very much, and my hope is that this site and blog will serve as a community and learning space for many who honor and revere plants, animals and nature. ~Wado.