Welcome to the Roots Matter website and blog.

First of all, I want to give kudos to Nickkol Lewis of Visual Appeal LLC. This website has been a six month project and I personally think the results are outstanding. I admit I am “artistically challenged”. I know what I like when I see it. Trying to interpret what was in my head was no easy task but Nikkol figured it out and made it real. I also want to thank those who made suggestions for improvements and my former students who gave me permission to use their comments.

Providing opportunities to educate, validate, and inspire healing is my ministry. My plans are to post ideas, topics, and events related to generational trauma and resilience and how they affect groups, families, and individuals. I look forward to sharing stories of healing from my Roots Matter classes, lectures, workshops, and retreats.

If you want to know more about how I may serve you, please contact me.

Grace and peace,


“There is no agony like bearing an untold story inside you.” ~ Zora Neale Hurston