Hi! I’m Kim and this blog is a space to talk about reading, natural wellness, running a small business, creativity, gluten free/dairy free eating, music, and local happenings.

I live in the Finger Lakes region of NY in a rambling 1857 Greek Revival house with a breathtaking view of Cayuga Lake. I’m the mother of two talented young adults: a son and a daughter. I adore my artist husband, Alan, with whom I share life and perform in our musical duo, The Inner Crazy. (We were married in February 2019 and are hopelessly in love.)

In the past five years, I’ve transitioned from homeschooling mom to a small business owner. And I’ve been immersed in learning Ayurveda, aromatherapy, meditation, yoga, and more. I’m hoping readers find my blog to be a positive, safe place where we can learn and grow together.


Education (completed & ongoing)


Yoga Veda Institute Ayurveda Practitioner Program (Currently studying–aim to complete in 2024)


New York Institute of Aromatic Studies Clinical Aromatherapy Certification Course (Currently studying)

New York Institute of Aromatic Studies Foundations of Aromatherapy Course (January 2019)

Aromahead Institute’s Aromatherapy for Natural Living Class (March 2018)

New York Institute of Aromatic Studies Introduction to Aromatherapy Course (March 2018)

Aromahead Institute’s webinar How to Use Essential Oils in Your Everyday Life (February 2018)

Tisserand Institute’s How Essential Oils Work in the Body mini-course (February 2018)


Radiance Sutras Meditation Teacher Training 200-hr Instinctive Meditation Teacher Certification (completed January 2022)

Yoga Teacher Trainings

Yoga Farm Ithaca 300-hr Yoga Teacher Training (Currently studying)

Yoga Farm Ithaca 200 hr YTT (completed Spring 2021)

Yoga Veda Institute 450 hr Ayur-Yoga Teacher Training (completed Spring 2021)

HSP (Highly Sensitive Person) Training

7 Steps to Embody the Gifts of Your Sensitivity(completed September 2019)

Social Media Marketing

Hootesuite Social Marketing Training Course (completed May 2018)


Tompkins Cortland Community College AA in Humanities (1998)

Affiliate Links and ARCs

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I will also share honest book reviews of ARCs I’ve received for free from NetGalley and Celadon Books.