As a human being I'm a woman, a wife, a grandmother, a sister, a friend, a healer, a listener, a counselor, a lover, an observer and a dancer, no longer afraid to make my own music. I've worn the masks of a peacemaker, an empath, a coach, an organizer, a diviner, an astrologer, a star gazer, a chef, a traveler, a music lover, a researcher, a nature lover, a gardener, a word player, a calligrapher, a painter, a sculptor, a designer, a photographer, a writer, a poet, an artist, and most recently an author of a trilogy for healing the mind, body & spirit. As far as titles, which I'd just as soon discard - I have studied and am consistently learning to improve my expertise as a Wildlife Rehabilitator, a Rational Emotive Counselor, a Nutritional Herbologist and Spiritual Counselor who specializes in Rites of Passage. Or, to put it more simply, I'm a positive re-enforcing interpreter of dreams, symbols and cyclic events by defining the truth in the power of words and their meaning for the purpose of healing and PEACE. In Spring 2007, I self-published the aforementioned trilogy for the mind "Sailing through the 7C's", the body "Beyond Symptoms", and the spirit "Puzzled Isles of Spirit" through Xlibris. All three books provide tools and questions for any novice or genius to figure out for themselves the opportunities available for the potentiality of healing successfully. 7C's is not about the body of water, but the tools of Cycles, Changes, Choices, Circles, Character, Community and Chakras to heal all aspects of our "whole" being: physically, mentally, emotionally, morally, socially, tribally and spiritually. Beyond Symptoms is a comprehensive re-introduction to the basic functions of the human body and within the 7 major systems, the ailments, causes, poisons, symptoms of dysfunction and dis-ease, as well as the nutrients necessary to keep it functioning, healing and nourishing them, the mental-causal effects and life lessons sometimes associated with dis-ease and some self-testing tools. Puzzled Isles is a simple guide for putting together the pieces of Universal Knowledge to create your own personal belief and value system, as I've always had the feeling that each religious dogma has a piece to a universal puzzle and if we dropped the US verses THEM attitudes and beliefs that focus on our differences, rather than our shared strengths, we may just evolve into a peaceful and accepting existence.
Wind River Ranch is a dream come true, found over the weekend that Katrina hit Louisiana, we finally arrived from Californias’ “build it” mentality to Pacific Northwestern hospitality with a healthy respect and conservation efforts for all its wildlife. I’m grateful to Washington state and local government, as well as its caring citizens for thinking of our future generations being able to see and appreciate its Natural Beauty, resources and most especially the Wildlife.
In a rural area of the Eastern slopes of the Cascadian mountain range, sits a 30 acre home habitat that supports insects, invertebrates, fish, amphibians, mammals, birds, raptors and reptiles. Certified as Wildlife Habitat #87330 with the National Wildlife Federation, as of Fall 2006, to date the stewardship has documented and photographed over 350 species. The habitat is off the beaten path, running along the south side of the Naches River, and the daily bustle of wildlife is a sight for sore eyes, as well as more inspiration.
The larger photograph shown above is of the Northern Pygmy-Owl (Glaucidium gnoma) is Washington’s smallest owl, at 7 inches tall, including its long tail. Because of its size, long tail, proportionally small head, and daytime hunting behavior, the Pygmy-owl is often misidentified or overlooked as just another brown bird in the brush. It is a fearless hunter that frequents the winter bird-feeders, attempting to take small birds and mammals. It has a sharply streaked underside, but its most telling marks are the black patches on the back of its head that mimic eyes to deceive predators.
The smaller photograph, shown above is of a Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus), besides being our National Bird and the symbol for the United States of America, it resides in North America. No longer on the Endangered or threatened species lists (June 2007), this raptor is not generally confused with any other.