Coming from a family of seven sisters and one brother, Nancy Angelini learned to depend on her own resources. From an early age Nancy had a wide ranging curiosity about "how things worked". A self-described "auto-didactic", Nancy has spent years feeding that curiosity. In her early twenties, she developed a deep fascination with alternative methods of health care and rejuvenation, what we might now call Alternative and Complementary approaches to health and wellbeing. This came in a large part due to her own health challenges and the influence of the alternative healthcare practitioners she herself used in her quest to restore her own vibrant health. For more than twenty five years Nancy has been an active and successful licensed practitioner in the state of Massachusetts. She spent many years earning advanced degrees and completing extensive training in multiple forms of therapeutic bodywork. As an offshoot of this, she became involved in clinical herbalism and the Natural Foods industry as a well-respected educator on topics of safe uses of herbs, nutritional supplementation and healthy diet and lifestyle.