Photography by Dani Fine
Who are you and what do you do?
I am a seeker and a healer and the modality through which I do those two things is music. Finding power in my softness and strength in my vulnerability. Creating with a deep commitment to presence and authenticity.
What is your earliest plant memory:
I was blessed to have grown up on a few acres of land in rural Colorado, immersed in nature. My most vivid memory from young age is walking down to the small creek by my house beneath a magical tunnel of overgrown trees, and collecting flowers, sticks, leaves and little white snail shells to make a small decorated home for the fairies of the stream.
Photography by Brianna Falcone
Is nature involved in your current work? If so, in what way?
Nature is definitely a strong undercurrent and theme in a number of my songs. Many have to do with some sort of connection to higher power and one of the strongest ways in which I seek, deepen, and learn about that connection is through nature itself.
Do plants speak to you and how can you tell?
Yes! Flowers mostly. I find plant conversations to be more of an energetic communication. I had the most magical nanny as a kid who invited us to speak with the plants around us, especially checking in with flowers and asking them if it was ok before we picked them.
I love the idea of partnership and reciprocity with the plants, offering a “thank you” when being picked or used and giving them new life.
Photography by Dani Fine
What’s your favorite plant?
Flowers in general, but if I had to pick one I might say chamomile flowers for their delicacy, beauty, and the immense amount of uses for them. I love making chamomile tea with freshly dried flowers, and also steeping them in oil to make delicious smelling, relaxing, anti inflammatory all purpose oil.
What’s your favorite natural therapy, whether that be plant medicine acupuncture or something else?
I would say movement is a favorite medicine. Dancing, stretching, hiking. But currently my favorite healing modality has been Breathwork. It’s truly alchemical how the breath can change your state of being. Even just relaxing the shoulders and muscles of the face and taking three deep intentional breaths can shift your entire energy.
What’s your favorite Wooden Spoon Herbs remedy? How has it helped you to follow the plant path?
I still have many Wooden Spoon Herbs remedies to discover, but thus far my favorite is the Anything Salve. The smell and the texture and it’s multi-purpose goodness. It’s a savior for bug bites and dry skin. You can truly feel that the product is made with 100% plants, integrity, and love.