Since I was a little blond haired wee one I have always loved plants. I remember playing in our grassy backyard and loving the veggie and flower garden my mom tended to. Nature always felt like home to me.
When I was in my mid 20's after a course of antibiotics I started feeling increasingly off center and sick. I had a multitude of disparate symptoms and no good idea what was causing them. All I knew was that I felt really awful. By grand design a friend mentioned her mom had candida. I had never heard of it, but something resonated and I immediately knew that is what I had.
I read books, researched online, saw a naturopath, and went to work healing myself. In just one week I was able to feel so much better! This gave me confidence to continue to trust my instincts, listen to my body and keep going with what I was doing. With consistent effort over a good amount of time I was able to bring my body back to balance. In the process I learned so much about the power of food (hello kale!), and herbs (hello oregano!) that it renewed my love for plants. Ann Wigmore says, “The food we eat can be either the safest and most powerful form of medicine, or the slowest form of poison,” and I wholeheartedly agree.
In my mid 30’s I continued to deepen my relationship with the plants doing a two year advanced apprenticeship with The Gaia School of Healing in California, and afterwards mentored incoming apprentices for two more years. I journeyed with and studied many plants, learned more about Western Herbalism, The Wise Woman Tradition, Plant Spirit Medicine, Ayurveda, and Traditional Chinese Medicine. Nettles became my most beloved plant ally.
When I became a mother I knew I would make organic and great tasting immune support for my family. The second time I got pregnant I knew I needed to formulate prenatal and postpartum elixirs for myself and all the amazing mamas around me. These creations turned into Tasha Rose, and I love sharing my heartfelt work with you and empowering you to feel prepared when the sniffles strike.
Welcome to the family!