I started my first Herbal Practice in 2003 in Pembrokeshire, beginning my guided herb walks on the Pembrokeshire Coastal path and the woods and fields of Ceredigion.
I moved to Yorkshire in 2009, its a lovely place, I can see why it’s called God’s own County.
I home-educated my children, so my career had to take second place until recently; I got my Reflexology Diploma in 2017 from Wakefield College, my Tui Na Chinese massage Diploma in 2019 from City College of Acupuncture. My Acupuncture Licentiate graduation will happen once Ive completed my 400 hours’ clinical practice, this is suspended due to Covid 19.
I was raised on the Isle Of Mull, which is part of the Scottish Inner Hebrides. I learned about catching my dinner and using plants for healing from a young age but didn’t take any formal training in herbal medicine until after my son was diagnosed with asthma in 1993. He was such a little boy and the thought of him having to take steroids for the rest of his life challenged me immensely.
I studied hard and many bottles of medicine later he is now a fit and healthy young man who takes care of himself. I have successfully helped other asthma sufferers and make various specific Traditional remedies which use not only herbs but also bee products such as honey or propolis.
I started keeping bees in 2008 and hope that my experience will be of help to all who want to make an effort to care for our honey bee population. The honey bee pollinates about 30% of our food and 90% of all wild plants, it’s up to us to care for our environment. If we don’t protect the honey bee we will be eating only cereals and root vegetables in the future.
I’m always happy to talk about bees, herbs, healing, wild food or foraging… how we can cherish our hedgerows and make wise choices to enjoy these natural resources, not just for ourselves but for our children, grandchildren and the health of the planet we rely on.