Hi, my name is Raven. I'm a women's health herbalist and traditional healer. I was called to this path through an chronic condition called endometriosis. Endometriosis occurs when the endometrial tissue that normally lines the inside of the uterus grows outside the uterus. It can cause mild to severe inflammation, bleeding, and pain during a woman's cycle. For me the pain was severe. Seven years ago I started the journey of trying to heal my endometriosis naturally after having a very close brush with kidney failure (due to a birth control pill). My life was consumed with trying to heal because the pain I was experiencing was so severe.
During this time I studied and tried many different diets, started brewing my own herbal probiotics, studied herbs, practiced meditation, learned to heal past life traumas, and connect with my ancestors for spiritual and herbal guidance. I also got back to working with my dreams, a practice I started when I was in grade school.
After hearing about Mayan Massage I started looking for a formal education in healing. I found the Women's Herbalism and Ethnobotany program with clinical herbalist Shelley Torgove and left my herbal water kefir business in Fort Lauderdale to move to Colorado and study. I studied the herbal traditions of the mountain west and learned traditional healing practices like ritual, ceremony, and Mayan Massage in Valladolid Mexico.
Over this seven year journey I was able to go from 10 days of debilitating pain managed with narcotic pain killers to 12 hours of pain managed with gentle herbs. This is an extremely short and sweet version of my story. I could seriously write volumes on the mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual lessons and healing I've experienced over the last 7 years. I've seen and experienced the black hole of pain and suffering and the indescribable bliss of nirvana and what I've learned is that I am here to heal. I work with herbs, dreams, massage, and tarot to help women heal physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. I love what I do and I'm unbelievably grateful for the gifts I've been given, including endometriosis.