Looking for someone to guide you on the path to wellness?

Lily is a clinically trained herbalist and holistic wellness coach. She can help you, like she has helped so many others.

Looking for a teacher and mentor?

Lily also teaches the next generation of herbalists (as well as some fun DIY workshops!).

About me

I am a community herbalist in my heart and a clinical herbalist by training. I have also learned Chinese medicine (including acupuncture) and energy healing. I went through a debilitating injury (that left me partially disabled) decades ago, and learned a lot about the healing journey that I incorporate into my coaching. I am a "health at every size" wellness coach and focus on wellness, functionality, and improvement of daily life over weight loss as a goal.

Many of my clients manage chronic conditions- auto-immune dysfunction, cancer, diabetes, PCOS, anxiety/depression. I also have had great success with those seeking to get pregnant. I use my skills, empathy, and training to help my community through education, consultation, and organizing.

I have founded Herbalists without Borders chapters (that offer free clinics, community gardens, and blessing bag distribution), created an herbal elders oral history project, taught dozens of budding herbalists, and have formulated products that have helped hundreds of people. I teach FREE classes for cancer survivors and the public in general every month. It is a personal commitment that I have to make herbalism accessible to all.

I have experience running many small businesses, healing people, organizing events and organizations, and teaching.

I have been a pastry apprentice, school teacher, sex educator, independent festival and event promoter, parrot behaviorist, shopkeeper, activist, and writer. Currently, I am also a farmer!

Garden flowers can be pretty, but I prefer the bad attitude of rebellious weeds and fierce insistence of wild plants growing out of sharp-edged rock crevices and boggy swamp bottoms. Rare, esteemed herbs from the other side of the globe can be useful enough medicines, but my heart (and the heart of my practice as an herbalist) definitely lies with the common, abundant plants that grow just outside my cabin door and down by the river."

- Kiva Rose

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