Interview by Dr Marina Nani
What is your passion?
I started on my journey as a healer in childhood – though I didn’t realise it at the time – I was always massaging relatives and pets as a child, and was drawn to plants. My earliest memories are of my mother and I tending morning glories in a window box on our fire escape in New York City. I was always happiest walking outdoors but, as fate would have it, I ended up being a banker. I did well, but wasn’t particularly happy.
I came back to my desire to heal as the result of the terminal illness of my first husband. I would give him reflexology treatments with lavender-scented lotion in the hospital, prompting one fellow patient to state he wished he had someone do that for him too – so I did! I had finally found what would I at last recognise as my life’s work – healing.
I use that love of flowers and the natural world in my work: I am a qualified and experienced flower essence practitioner, aromatherapist and crystal healer of over 17 years’ experience. I am also a psychotherapist (working towards accreditation) and I use my skills in complementary therapies to help clients discover the root cause(s) of their (dis)stress.