I was born in the Dominican Republic and raised in a home where the everyday, supermarket ingredients found in Bushwick, Brooklyn, NY were used as gentle treatments for illness and injuries.  Since then, I spent a lifetime of personal study in the traditional and medicinal use of herbs and food, and formally studied the Wise Woman tradition of herbal healing with Robin Rose Bennett. I received her second attunement in Reiki with Celeste Bradley of Intuitive Healing, studied Cherokee Bodywork with Lewis Mehl-Madrona, and EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) with Stephanie Alston-Nero.  I am also certified as a Holistic Health Counselor and hold a membership with the American Association of Drugless Practitioners.