At 7 years old, I told my parents I wanted to heal people and was interested in nutrition and natural means of helping people to feel better and enjoy life more.
I have always been drawn to plants and nature, especially, I believe, coming from a largely Native American heritage. This is one of the main reasons I originally became a florist.
Despite much success over many years working with flowers and floral design, I felt that my entire purpose wasn't being fulfilled... but I didn't want to give up my flower shop because I love that too. I still felt the urge to heal people. That's what truly makes me feel happy. Friends started calling me “Dr. Kara” when I would give them tips to help heal from colds, etc.
After many health issues throughout my life including skin disorders, hormonal issues, major allergies, immune and digestive issues which were unable to be healed by western medicine, I always found ways to heal myself naturally. Ultimately, I felt pulled to do more and to help heal others with all the knowledge I had gained solving my own health issues. That's when I decided to go to school to study herbalism. I have found more information than I ever imagined and have realized my true calling. Herbalism is something I will learn about continuously for the rest of my life through plants and herbs, teachers and clients. I named the practice “Passionflowers” (after one of my favorite herbs & flowers, and denoting my passion) and “Herbology” ~ the study of herbs.
Herbalism is something I will learn about continuously for the rest of my life through plants and herbs, teachers and clients.