More About Me

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Hiya! I’m Anne Hayman. I started Indie Lovely in 2011. I started with a blog, then grew into a digital magazine, and now I have opened my own office in Downtown Ferndale, Michigan.

You may know me from my other website, The Handmade Gift Guide, so you may not be aware of my “other job” as a Holistic Health Practitioner. I have a ton of education {will continue learning too, I love to stay current on new research + therapies} plus a lot of life experience. Like that time I lived in my van and picked edible mushrooms with some serious mountain men + they taught me all about the herbs that grew along our path on our search for the highly coveted Matsutakis. Or that one time we were caretakers of a fully off-the-grid 20 acre homestead in Northern California, surrounded by reservation land, 3 hours from town + growing our own food. I’ve learned a ton from raising 4 amazingly creative kids + using natural therapies to help them grow up strong.

I have been on a natural path of healing myself for 20+ years. Growing up with an autoimmune disorder + anxiety without knowing what was wrong was annoying, but it forced me to search out holistic therapies + become interested in {AKA: obsessed with} helping others with similar issues once I found things that really worked.

I started my official education in 1994:

  • Herbalism Training + Apprenticeships: 1994-1998 Independent study/Intensive at Mik’s House. Theory + application + medicine making with Dr. Myriah McCain.
  • Midwifery Training + Apprenticeship: 1998-2000 Gentle Birth Associates in Poway, CA
  • Doula Training: 1999: DONA, Bonita, CA
  • Holistic Aromatherapy Training + Apprenticeship: 2002-2003 Aromalchemy in Pacific Beach, CA
  • Massage Therapist: 2002 School of Healing Arts in Pacific Beach, CA
  • Holistic Health Practitioner Training + Clinic Apprenticeship: 2002-2005 School Of Healing Arts in Pacific Beach, CA
  • Esthetician Training + Clinic Apprenticeship: 2004-2005 Bellus Academy Poway, CA

Whenever I can, I love to be creative:
knitting, crochet, memory keeping, reading, walking in the woods, drinking tea, cooking organic + gluten free food, blogging, photography, graphic design

Services offered:

Aromatherapy Session

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Business Hours:
10:30 am – 3:30 pm
10:30 am – 9:30 pm
10:30 am – 3:30 pm
12:00 pm – 3:30 pm

I would love to chat with you! We can get toknow each other a little bit, and I can tell you more about how I can help you feel better now. I offer quick 15 minute consults for $20 {that fee is applied to your session if we decide to work together} you can email me: anne {AT} to plan a time where we can chat.


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