My name is Malia Thompson. As a child of hippie parents of the 70’s in Flagstaff, Arizona, I grew up with a close connection with nature. Campfires were our dining room and entertainment center; rushing rivers were our roller coasters; and the animals, rocks, plants and trees were our teachers. My elders were guides for building community, happiness and respect for our earth. I am forever grateful for these experiences, and shaping who I am today.
My interest in foods and herbs as medicinals developed during my college days in Durango, Colorado. I love learning about the many healing uses for foods, herbs and spices commonly found in most kitchens. My work with an herbalist/nutritionist, and the tremendous impact it had on my own health and overall wellbeing, lead me to become certified in herbalism and nutrition.