- BA in Psychology, minor English from the University of Connecticut, 2012
- Graduate of The Institute of Sustainable Nutrition, 2015
- devotee to The New England Women’s Herbal Conference, 2014-ongoing
- self studied in herbalism, cookery, and wellness/nutritional science since the healing of my hashimoto’s thyroditis, asthma, and other inflammatory conditions-2014
My love for this work blooms from a passion for plant medicine and the healing power of food and community. Over the course of my personal healing journey as well as my college studies, I developed a fascination with the emotional connection to eating and the interconnectedness of body state and wellness to what nourishes us-be it food, behaviors, relationships, and how we choose to take care.
It is my goal to demonstrate that the kitchen is a place of empowerment. It is a space to develop intuition and a practice of self care that facilitates an awareness that crosses into all aspects of your life. Paying attention to tastes, appearance, aroma, and touch as you harvest + gather + process your medicine and food brings you into greater relationship with the world around you. You will begin to see how the needs of your body are reflected by the environment, and vice versa.
I hope to inspire confidence-to be efficient, resourceful and creative in how you move in the kitchen and in your daily life.
photo by Zach Popadin