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In Pursuit of a Passion - updated March 2019

I incorporated Kameleon Healing, Inc. on the magical date of 10/31/2002, Halloween. I am still mixing almost 17 years later.  It's something I do for love, not money. I've always kept a part-time job so I can have the financial freedom to grow my company the way I want. But, it took trying a lot of things before I figured out not only what I wanted to do, but just how much I could do in the world of Aromatherapy. And my education is continuous. It is natural, interesting, fun, and healing. This past year I have been focusing on learning more about the main chemicals that are common in essential oils and how those chemicals are used in pharmacology.

When I started, Most people thought I should run as a manufacturer, making a line or lines
of products to sell to retailers. I got a lot of well-intentioned advice towards something I instinctively thought would stunt my creativity. But heck, I tried it because maybe all those well-intentioned people were right. I made products and worked for months trying to perfect labels. I hustled my butt all over Boston and drove to the North and South Shores to approach retailers. I made appointments with shop and spa owners who kept me waiting hours to give me ten minutes. I had one large out-of-state order who didn't pay or return the products. I had several meetings with a very large and fancy hotel chain about making a line for them. In the end, I bought special packaging to please them, wrote manuals that they requested, and invested a lot of time and money in samples and meetings to be blown off in the end. I made some sales, but not enough to justify all the work I was putting in. It's hard for a single crafter to compete with the big boys, and it is not particularly fun either.
But, I didn't give up. In 2004 I tried something more appealing to me. I started teaching. At first, many classes would be canceled for lack of interest. But, not all. The classes I had were great because aromatherapy is great. To see the excitement in my students' eyes really charged me. I loved answering everyone's questions and helping my students learn fun ways to heal themselves, save money, and be good to the earth. As time went on very few classes got canceled and I applied to teach more classes. Today, I teach at several Adult Education Venues including Brookline Adult and Community Education, Boston Center for Adult Education, Newton Community Education, Arlington Community Education and collaborative classes with other healing practitioners. I also teach classes in the Kameleon Healing Workshop. See Public Classes for the current class schedule. As of 2015, I began offering classes & parties that come to you. See Private Parties & Classes. I serve groups of friends or family; professional and social groups;  corporate wellness functions and more. I offer fun simple classes for kids and beginners and in-depth classes for those who have been studying aromatherapy and know the basics. Private classes and parties are a great way to socialize, learn a new skill and come away with amazing aromatherapy products created just for you. I also offer private Aromatherapy Consultations that we schedule at a time that works for you. You could come alone, or with a friend or two (and split the cost). See
Consultations to learn more.

I did other things I was attracted to, like using my aromatherapy skills to benefit non-profits by offering free classes, making gift baskets and planning and participating in healing benefits. I was able to network a lot! As a result, I now hold regular Spa Parties with my healing peers. I continue to meet new people, many who become students and/or clients. As I go on more people sign up for classes or plan private events with me. and I am chugging along happily putting my profits back into the business and learning more and more as I go.  I keep adding new oils to my collection every year and learn about them as I purchased them.
Many changes have happened in the last few years. In 2015 I redesigned my website to organize the healing information I've written, thus Aromatherapy forced me to learn web design and now I have a new exciting skill to empower me to spread the word about my passion In 2016, I revitalized my YouTube channel and (usually) have a new Aromatherapy video each month. In 2017, I made a lot of personal changes and started getting real about what I want from life. I found new part-time jobs which freed up my mind and offered more joy outside the world of aromatherapy (childcare). This offered me the energy and headspace to offer more classes of different kinds.  In 2018, I focused on learning more about the main chemicals in essential oils, Now in 2019, I am 17 years into pursuing my passion for home-made products that are kind to the earth, better for your well-being, and can save you money. At this point, I think it is fair to call me an expert. But, I am smart enough to know that there is still more to learn than can fit one lifetime. But there is no rush. There is time to take time to smell the essential oils and enjoy the learning process.

Aromatherapy gives me a reason to write and keep writing, which was my first creative passion. In addition to writing my blogs, I have been published in national health magazines and on many websites. It is always easy for me to find new material to write or Vlog about because aromatherapy is so versatile and can help a multitude of Health, Beauty, and Home issues. See Blogs & Published Articles for an array of healing information.

Because I find what I do so interesting, it makes me interesting. As a result, I have also gotten a lot of press having had television spots on Chronicle and Fox Morning News. Kameleon Healing Aromatherapy has been written up in the Boston Globe, Boston Magazine, Stuff Magazine, and other publications. See Pressroom to read about these spots. I am often invited to speak in front of groups and have received amazingly positive reviews, see Reviews.

I have gotten an education worth well beyond the considerable time and study I have put in. When I write about aromatherapy I advance my research and learn more. When someone comes to me we a unique aliment, I study that ailment and it's symptoms so I can best advise them. I know what aromatherapy can't do as well and emphasize when it is time to go to the doctor.  Being immersed in any science or art for so long gives one a natural education that they are bound to remember. The education drives itself, I have all the materials and curiosity I need to keep building my expertise. Aromatherapy has also helped me surround myself with positive people. It has encouraged me to learn other healing modalities (which have truly helped me a great deal) such as reiki, meditation, massage, yoga and more. It draws me out into the world; introduces me to friends; keeps my creative vibe juiced; keeps my mind active; and gives me a reason to wake up and be happy each morning. Had I known all the effort required to keep going, I probably would have never started. I am glad I did, I am glad I keep going.

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