About Deb

I’m some times asked, “How did you end up in the mountains of North Carolina communing with the ephemerals?” The simplest answer is that a tulip poplar blossom sent me.

I was sitting on a small rock wall when the blossom fell from the tree, landed in my lap and spoke to me. “Tenderness,” it said. I understood it as an invitation… and a command: be tender and generous. I was five.

Since then, I’ve studied with meditation masters, spiritual teachers and leaders and danced under the moon to attune to kindness and generosity. I try, as best I can, to make a difference in the world by opening to love and practicing peace in my heart.

Of course, parenting my four children was my truest initiation. Nothing asks more of us. Nothing takes us deeper or opens our heart more than the love we have for our children. It shows us the way; yes, even when we are trudging through the mud realizing life is not so black and white.

Throughout my life I returned to the natural world again and again to ask for direction and to find hope and mercy. Flowers are some of my treasured guides. Trees are my guardians and companions. Being with them, brings me stillness and peace. I’ve observed and communicated with them in prayer and studied them with herbalists.

Here at Grandparents of the Forest, my hope is to share with other mothers and fathers, as well as their precious children who are inheriting this beautiful abundant world, the tenderness and love I came to this world to give as well as the wisdom I have learned from Mother Earth.

Thank you for joining me in this most important work: the communion of souls with each other and Mother Earth herself. There is an ancient world awaiting our return ~

Inside the Sacred Forest ~


At this point in my life, what I want most in the world is to bring people to the natural world for restoration and well-being ~ both for them and Mother Earth.


See Deb’s more detailed experience timeline here.