I am delighted that my passions are my livelihood through AbunDance Healing Arts and am committed to a life of learning, growing, and sharing these healing gifts with my community.
Wild Foods Educator
Licensed Massage & Bodywork Therapist #4361
Youth Ally & Mentor
DJ K Luv
MAY YOU KNOW YOURSELF and live your dreams.
I am proud to be from North Carolina with life-long roots in Chatham County. My family has served as an early and essential source of inspiration for my healing arts education. While digging sassafras roots with my great-grandmother Rena Midgett on the Outer Banks, massaging my mother Karen's shoulders, and dancing into the night with my grandparents Margie and D.A. Calhoun, I learned at a young age the importance and joy of creating plant medicine, giving and receiving healing touch, and creative expression through movement. I have honed this passion for healing work through many years' study with respected teachers, including:
I received my BA in International Studies (Anthropology and African Studies) from UNC-Chapel Hill in 1994 and have been privileged to travel in, live among and learn from many other cultures. It has been a great honor to serve as a youth ally and mentor in multiple locations and capacities since 1991.
My on-going studies in spiritual activism, sustainable agriculture, permaculture, and natural building also inform my desire to embody and promote healthful living practices. Spending time with four generations of my local loved ones, napping in the Sanctuary garden, and being present with the abundant love in each precious moment sustain me in realizing my vision for AbunDance Healing Arts.