You are not alone ~

I’m Deb, mother of Sacred Living and a holistic counselor and herbalist.  I gave birth to Sacred Living to help those suffering from chronic and terminal illnesses as well as those who are experiencing loss and grief in living.

Personally, I have been through many challenges, changes, and losses – divorce, parenting four children, managing advanced Lyme disease, navigating breast cancer, as well as mourning the loss of many who are beloved to me as I age. I’ve moved many times and needed to start over more often than I want to admit.  I struggle to balance social media with real life; politics with inner peace.  

Throughout my life I have learned to return to the Earth for healing and restoration. I’m delighted to share with you what I’ve learned through advanced herbal studies and many hours of being in the forests and fields working with plants directly.

If you are feeling overwhelmed by the challenges of being human, I would love to support you.

Together, let’s gently tend to your body, your heart, and your spirit by ~

  • One-on-one private holistic and herbal counsel in Zionville, North Carolina, or by phone or Skype. We will connect for one hour at a time to talk. I will listen carefully and recommend practices and perhaps herbal remedies for your journey. (The link above will open in a new page on my sister site.)
  • Sacred Forest ™ Flower Essences and Herbals made from the magic of the Appalachian wildflowers that grow near us – Choose a bottle of flower essences or tinctures from our online shop, or book a consultation to have a special custom blend made just for you. (The link above will open in a new page on my sister site, Grandparents of the Forest.)

My support for you involves ~

~ “Serenity medicine” which asks nothing of you but to slow down, see, hear and receive the bounty of life.  This is the medicine of peace, belonging and stillness.  This is the foundation of healing.

~ “Earth medicine” which draws on the pulsating and vibrating energy moving through all of life to offer you rejuvenation. You may try herbal remedies (perhaps from our own garden) and flower essences for restoration.  You may begin to observe the outer landscape of nature as a mirror for your inner landscape.

Remember: Your heart carries the sun, the moon and the ocean…

If you are facing a challenging journey with chronic illness or the end of life – your own or a loved one’s – I am here to help, and if you are facing life and the wounds of living, I am here for you too.  If your heart feels lighter from reading this; if you feel a breath of peace, if something is stirring in your soul: reach out and tell me how I can best serve you.  I would be honored.

With love,

“Dear Deb, in my time of profound grief, you have aided my body, mind, spirit, with practices for all three that have brought comfort and peace I didn’t believe could be possible again. Thank you for your faith, which has carried me when mine faltered. You’ve been my herbalist and spiritual counsellor and therapist and nature schooler to grown-ups… your care is holistic in the most true sense of the word. And I am so grateful to you for showing me glimpses of my own wholeness. Thank you.” – C.K.