April is a Women’s Holistic Health Advisor, Artist and Herbalist. Her practice includes an attention to the mind, body and spirit as she cultivates unique healing pathways for those looking to heal physical illness and reach wellness goals. At the heart of her work is a love for the human body, a respect for individual needs, and a strategy that blends detox and herbal power with intuitive eating and plant based nutrition. Through her own self healing and rediscovered fluid relationship to body and higher self; she shares her journey to help others discover the blessings and transformations that come with what it means to truly be well by discovering the practical and integrative action steps to get you there.
My story begins with my own healing journey, as it does for many healers. In my early adulthood, I began to turn my attention to a holistic and alternative style of living. I made small changes and adaptations to my diet, dabbled with my first few cleanses, and transitioned to a vegan lifestyle. Looking back now, I see my naivety towards my longer-term health goals and the inattentiveness to how my body was actually feeling. Instead, I played by other people’s rules, recommendations and diets. For a while, I thought this was enough. Years later, I found myself physically drained and sick, spiritually numb, and emotionally wounded. I paired this with a laundry list of health ailments after I decided to seek the support and guidance I know I needed during this time. After 24 long months of doctors, naturopaths, tests, and “one size fits all” healing models I decided to immerse myself into Holistic Nutrition. It was then, and only then, through whole food medicine, plant allies, and of course an aligned mind-body connection that I finally began to heal. I had been to countless doctors, was diagnosed with countless chronic conditions, and didn’t know how to heal OR what was making me sick. My symptoms were written off as “mystery illness” or ” chronic illness” and nobody could seem to find any tangible reason WHY I was in pain. Tired of the endless cycle and misdiagnosis and appointments, I turned my attention to a new methodology that was radical yet effective. Just when I thought I had “ tried everything” I discovered the true healing that both embodiment, the gut microbiome, and herbs + plants could do for me. I continue to heal, discover, and teach myself and others along this transformative healing journey and plant path.