TEN FUN FACTS ABOUT ME

MY
STORY


I have always been a writer with a cause.

I graduated from the University of California at Berkeley as an Integrative Biology major and Conservation Resource Studies minor. I was always fascinated with relationship between the human body and the physical environment. As a labor support doula, a postpartum doula, and a midwife assistant, I continued my education, went to DePaul University, and obtained an MS in Nursing.


My passion for keeping mothers and babies healthy led me to teach Pediatric clinical rotations as an adjunct professor at City Colleges of Chicago, and later become a tenured Assistant Professor and Certified Nurse Educator (CNE).

I have published two nursing textbooks for nursing students or anyone who wants a modern look at childbirth and childrearing. Evidenced-based Pediatric Nursing (2018) and Evidenced-based Obstetric Nursing (2019). These are modern textbooks that educate nurses in wellness and health promotion and encourage collaboration between traditional and western medicines.

                 TEN FUN FACTS ABOUT ME

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Indigo Child

My mom swears she saw a purple aura around me when I was a baby. But then again, the Woodstock festival was 7 months before my birth.

Suzuki Kid

I learned to play Suzuki violin  at age 5. This was back in the '70's when all kids were encouraged to be artists.​​

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Talkative Teen

I did voiceover commercials for a department store called AM & A's when I was 13. I was overbubbly but it was fun.

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Environmentally Irked

I grew up 20 miles from the toxic waste dump known as Love Canal. It was the first US environmental disaster.  This disaster started the Superfund to give the Environmental Protection Agency the funds to clean up environmental disasters. President Trump has cut funding to this program. My protag played right over the dumping grounds. I also minored in Conservation resource Study at Cal.

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Western Astrologer

I have been practicing astrology for 25 years, I am a Pisces with an Aquarius rising and a Leo moon. So basically, I'm all over the place.  You can get a free astrological chart if you know the time you were born.

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Only Child

I grew up an only child with a single mom. I had three imaginary friends and I started writing stories about them when I was 7. 

Granola Kid

AKA Hippie kid. I grew up in a vegetarian household. If you know about GORP, kitchen sink cookies, fresh juice and sesame sticks you feel me.

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Cake Baker

I have been baking cakes since high school. My essential book is still Rose Levy Beranbaum's Cake Bible. Her buttercream is to die for, try it. 

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DNA Twirler

I worked at Lawrence Berkeley Labs​​  for Eddy Rubin, a surfer/scientist in a Molecular Cell Biology lab at Cal. . I twirled DNA onto glass rods and ran them through an electromagnetic field.

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Home Birther

I gave birth to my first and only child at home. I don't believe the hospital is always safe for healthy American women to give birth, as we are led to believe. I've supported over 50 home births as a doula. Try a midwife.