About Me

Nearly twenty years ago I arrived in New Zealand with my family from Canada, and grew up on a coastal lifestyle block on the Tutukaka Coast. After growing up with self-sustainable parents who raised animals, grew vegetables, and believed strongly in natural health, I left high school to study herbal medicine.

In 2008 I graduated from The Waikato Centre for Herbal Medicine from a three-year Diploma in Herbal Medicine (with distinction). I also hold a Certificate in Neuro-Linguistic Programming, and I'm qualified as a Reiki Master Teacher in the Usui Reiki Ryoho lineage.

My articles have appeared in dozens of print and online publications, including Organic NZ Magazine, Sleep and Wellness Magazine (U.S.A.), The Art of Healing Magazine (AUS) and The New Zealand Journal of Natural Medicine. I'm an admin for the "Herbal Medicine" Facebook group, and teach herbalism workshops in Christchurch, NZ.

When I am not working as a herbalist I am writing fiction and poetry. I love to enter into the themes of magic, myth and fairy tale in my poetry, and I've been published in various literary journals, including Poetry NZ, Takahē Magazine, Semaphore Magazine, and Voiceprints.

Currently I live in an old villa in Christchurch, with three dogs, one boyfriend, and an eclectic vegetable garden, while continuing to work as a freelance writer and herbalist at The Icarus Clinic.


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