Hi, I’m Nina
Long before I ever began using natural means to keep my family healthy, I wanted to be a healer. I thought that becoming a doctor or a nurse was the only way I could help nurture and heal people, so that’s what I set out to become.
But when I discovered the benefits and effectiveness of natural medicine in my twenties, I knew I had found my place.
You see, I come from a long line of natural healers. My dad is an organic herb farmer. Yes it is ironic.
My Grandma was even the midwife in my dad’s little Mexican village and knew how to use plants and food to nurture her family. (She was always quick to invite you in for a good laugh over a delicious meal.)
It’s in my blood.
I once thought I had to be certified or go to school for a really long time to be a healer. Turns out, I just needed to learn and experiment and share what I found.
My passion for healing led me to nutrition, herbs and essential oils and I became so much more intentional about how I took care of myself and my family.
I started on a path to discover my calling soon after because I realized that physical health is only part of the equation. That led to simple living, practical hospitality and sustainable self-care.
In time, friends began coming to me for advice, looking for wisdom they could use and share themselves. Because I’ve spent the last several years learning and sharing, they know they can ask for input from another mama who just wants to create a peaceful, healthy home.
And friends, I love it because …
I’ve secretly always wanted to be the village wise woman.
When I think of the village wise woman, I see a kind woman who smiles a lot, inviting me into her home for a cup of tea. Her house is cozy and inviting, clean but not sterile. You can tell her possessions were chosen and placed with care. I feel instantly at home.
We have a great chat – about food, family, homemaking – and she imparts her wisdom lovingly. She is a woman others want to know and hers is a home filled with love.
Do you know what I’ve found along this journey? So many other women who have this same desire to be the wise woman. Moms who want to create warm, welcoming homes. Women who want to be savvy when it comes to creating their own natural remedies and saving money on groceries. Kindred spirits who know the importance of self-care and that, when done properly, it can help strengthen their connections with their family and friends.
The desire to be the village wise woman is strong in so many of us. And it starts right in our own homes.
Shalom Mama is all about the art of simple natural living and using it to call forth the wise woman in each of us.
I’m so honored that you’ve found your way here and I have a gift for you as a way to say thanks. It’s called 10 Ways to Eat Well and Save Money on Food this Summer and it’s a brief guide designed to, well, help you do just that. It’s one of a few guides I’ve written on various aspects of homemaking and it’s yours for free.
Welcome and Shalom!