About Laura

At the center of your being you have the answer; you know who you are and you know what you want.
–Lao Tzu


About Laura

Laura has felt like a bridge for most of her life, although when she was young she mostly thought of it fondly as “being weird.” She was unschooled and enjoyed educating people about it so much, she and her brother started this website, and she still answers the curious emails that periodically come through.

Laura was also politically and spiritually apart from most of her peers, which early on caused her to question, to doubt, to explore, to trust, and to explain her different perspective - sometimes exhaustively with her more argumentative friends!

So it was only natural that Laura became interested in alternative medicine and energy healing in college, where for her, “experimenting” meant driving several hours for a weekend course in Reiki or Akashic Record consulting. She didn’t discover acupuncture until after college, but of course, the timing couldn’t have been more right.

Joys in Laura’s life include traveling, writing, craft Belgian beer, scotch, Indian food, training horses, and geekdom (all the way to cons and fan fiction).

Laura has always been a deeply empathetic person, and finds profound joy in working with animals. Her cat, Ocee, loves goat’s milk, sitting on Laura’s lap (no matter how inconvenient), and meow-talking.

Laura’s dog is named Serenity, and her age is unknown but at this point definitely “old.” Serenity loves the snow, rolling in the grass, and has chased off coyotes with den-mother ferocity.

Laura’s horse is named Montego, and he’s a Spanish Mustang from the wilds of Wyoming. He loves learning new skills, playing with his herd members, and spending quiet, reflective time with people he trusts.

While Des the Arabian actually belongs to a friend, he’s still part of the family, and enjoys grass, affection, and secretly loves being told what to do (but he’ll deny it if you ask).

Recently, Cayenne also joined the herd as a foster mare from a local rescue. Cayenne is spicy on the surface, sweet underneath, and doesn’t let the guys forget that there’s a woman around, now.

Education, Certification, and Training

  • B.A. in Human Development and Social Relations with honors and Phi Beta Kappa recognition - Earlham College, 2010
  • M.S. in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine - Southwest Acupuncture College, 2015
  • NCCAOM certified diplomat, 2015
  • Licensed Practitioner of Oriental Medicine by the state of Pennsylvania, 2015
  • Mei Zen Cosmetic Acupuncture - Dr. Martha Lucas, 2017
  • Reiki Master/Teacher, 2010