Over the years several mentors have taught and inspired me. One of the most important was my six-year mentorship with a traditional Native American teacher, Franzez (also known as Peyu Wisdom Keeper). She taught us about our culture—we are Lenape (Delaware) and Cherokee – focused on health and well-being, especially the use of herbs and oils, as well as fasting and sweats. One of the interesting principles is that of indigenous herbs – that there are herbs and essential oils that are indigenous or native to an area that can be used for incredible benefit in place of some of those imported from other parts of the world. She passed to me the responsibility of keeping alive the wisdom of our Old Ones. These Native American teachings both enhance and blend beautifully with my herbal and iridology studies. Truths from our Father in Heaven usually do blend well.