Meet your guide…
Mission Statement: To introduce as many people to Shinrin-Yoku (Forest Bathing) and show them the way of working this wellness modality into their lives. Re-uniting us with nature like it once was.
Vision Statement: To establish Forest Bathing as a valuable modality in life. My commitment to grow, educate, and practice the way of the guide for future enrichment.
A little about me 🙂 I have been in the Cosmetology industry for 41 years and never felt like I have gone to work a day in my life! What a blessing. All my time spent behind the chair I heard many stories and I told many stories, besides making people feel good about themselves. Residing in Seminole, Florida it gets very hot in the summer so in the past 6 years I was granted the opportunity to travel our beautiful country during the summer and in doing so a little flame inside me ignited. I was leaving Glacier National Park for the second time when all of a sudden this overpowering emotion rolled through my body and the trees called out to me… with a tear in my eyes and an ache in my heart I promised them I would be back! From that moment on I started my quest.
I always enjoyed nature and being outdoors seeing the world through the lens of my camera. My clients enjoyed my pictures so much I designed a website just for them to follow me on my journeys. I brought nature to them. I would ask them to share their own memories of time spent in nature with me as well. A common thread among all is that nature brought us peace, happiness, solitude, awareness and these are just the tip of the iceberg! I noticed people spoke about their time in nature with great joy and vigor.
As I transition into my next phase in life’s passion, forest bathing is the perfect fit. I told the trees I would find something that would keep me in the woods with them and share it with others. Blue Spruce Cohort with Association of Nature and Forest Therapy (ANFT) taught me the way of the guide. As a certified forest therapy guide I now understand what that overwhelming emotion was, it was unconditional love for our planet and mother nature. I always loved nature but now I am in love with it and nurture my relationship with it daily.
As a certified guide I invite you to come on this journey with me.
No matter how old you get,
may you always
stop to fill your pockets with smooth stones
empty snail shells &
other little treasures.
Here are some of the 501 (c) (3) organizations that a portion of my donations will go to to support their work. If you would like to make an additional donation please click on their link below. Thank you for your genirosity!
Glacier National Park https://glacier.org/donate-to-glacier
Seminole Historical Society https://www.seminolehistoricalsociety.org/donate
Florida Botanical Gardens https://pinellas.gov/parks/florida-botanical-gardens/