I was born in the early 50’s and have been in positions of relatively high responsibility for the vast majority of my adult life. I was reared by two do-it-yourselves who didn’t believe in the separated roles of male and female and was expected (especially as an only child) to learn how to do everything . . . so I did. My educational background is predominantly in the areas of entertainment, including both on and off stage as well as preparatory through close of show functions, and psychology, including on-going independent reading and class auditing to current day. However, over the course of my years in the entertainment business and in more mainstream areas like printing and credit, I’ve found that my relatively missed calling has always been in various fields of writing – technical, research, opinion and fiction to name a few. In 2005, I earned my certification as a Reiki Master and have trained and attuned several hundred students worldwide. I recently became a Wellness Advocate with a specialty in essential oils and am a distributor for a high-quality essential oils company. My energy work with crystals began in the early 1990’s, and I studied under Madeline Hansen in Las Vegas for many years. She is still, although retired, my mentor. As President, Co-Founder, and Editor-in-Chief of SCPE, Inc. I was responsible for overseeing the entire publication of the women’s monthly ezine for six years, including recruiting new journalists and experts from various backgrounds and modalities for submissions; authoring editorial and creative pieces; and designing, editing, and marketing. I have been designing both fashion jewelry and healing crystal jewelry since the late 70’s. I’m a vocalist, pianist, guitarist, and award winning photographer. To relax I read or crochet and have designed and made well over 300 afghans. I practice no organized religion but am empowered by eclectic forms of energy that derive power and substance from several mainstream as well as off-the-beaten-track spiritualities. I am an ordained minister and, most recently, earned my Life Coach certification.
To you I present The Astarte Home with hopes that you will find guidance, ideas, cleansing, hope and reinforcement in a world that, sadly, lacks a supportive approach most of the time. If you have questions, thoughts, ideas, requests, or submissions that you think might be valuable here, please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.