My purpose did not come about easily—or happily, for that matter. I lost my mother to an environmental cancer and consequently had to deal with that loss. During her treatment, the only thing we found to show progress (BOTANICAL MEDICINE) was the only thing we were unable to continue to pursue, for many reasons. After she passed, I started blaming myself for not acting soon enough. What eventually helped me to transition that blame was gaining an understanding, a consciousness, of how these opposing industries (med, pharma, products) unknowingly worked against our favor. NONE of them supported the only thing giving us hope. Once I realized the enormous gaps that existed, it wasn't enough for me to just know...I had to DO something. That was my moment of clarity, an awareness that our purposes are manifested when our desires become so big that we can no longer sit idly by.