I married in 1977, and when I became pregnant with my first child, I broke out in hives and had morning sickness that would not let up. I was drawn to herbal remedies to help me go through a difficult 1st tri-mester - with morning sickness, migraines, and welts from cat litter. Chamomile tea was my go to as well as other herbs recommended for pregnancy by Sue Weed.
I had also wanted to find a midwife but there were non listed nor anyone nearby that knew of one to have a home birth. It wasn't to be - I gave birth instead at a hospital.
(Cold room, shaved and given Pitocin to speed up the contractions then Demerol which slowed them down, This is not the experience I wanted to have).
After a few years of being a mom, I was watching Resurrection starring Ellen Burstyn. This was the first Reiki movie out in the 1980's. I was drawn to it like a magnet. I started looking for a person, a school, and found Inner Life Bookstore where I was introduced to Shiatsu., and taught to open up to developing more of my Intuition by Asia (Adele Shaffer).
Reiki would have to wait. I was hungry for more and kept searching for healing alternatives and found Polarity Therapy from Rhianna Pearl. (Pearl Polarity Center).
While I was still married I started buying unusual food from our local health food store and started storing it in the pantry. I was curious and trusted that I would find out how to cook them.
My husband asked me what I was going to do with that food. I told him not to worry, I'd find out. As it happened (synchronicity) I saw an ad for a Secretary at the Macrobiotic Center of Bucks County | International School of Shiatsu. I went for the interview and was hired. And that is how I became a vegetarian and learned how to cook the food in the pantry which was the very food used in Macrobiotics.
With my second pregnancy I had already started eating the Macrobiotic way and using my previous knowledge of herbs to help with a natural home birth.