" I was born in Central Maine to a father of Abenaki/Scottish/Irish descent and a Japanese mother.
While growing up, I realized the gifts that I was born with were to be a seer, a dreamer
and a hands-on healer. I knew one day that I would meet the Grandmother with whom I was
always having spirit conversations in dream-time. The day finally came when I met
Grandmother Nakai Breen (Rose of the River), a Cherokee medicine women in Texas. I
spent 20 years with her, learning how to remember the things I already knew and receiving
new teachings. When we first met, she asked me, “Where have you been for so long?
It took you long enough to get here!”
Grandmother Nakai Breen walked as a “Beloved Woman of the People." She taught me to
search and practice the gifts that I was born with and would use today at the The Rose and Grandmother Nakai Breen
The Swan Healing Center to help “Heal the Healers” - a vision that I saw in my dreams.
The vision Grandmother Nakai and I had led to building the Healing Center we have today located on the Bear Camp River in West Ossipee, New Hampshire.
The Rose and The Swan, a center dedicated to healing the healers, is operated by donation only. No one would ever be turned away.
At The Rose and The Swan, as a Universal Healer, twice a year I hold a Medicine Hoop of Life Ceremony that was passed on from Grandmother Nakai. This is held the first Saturday of every June and October. My husband of 47 years and I, along with my two helpers, also conduct sweat lodges, pipe ceremonies, and the teachings of beading in a Traditional Way.
Grandmother Nakai also introduced me to the The Crystal Earth Project - a project of helping to plant Crystal Earth Seeds. I have blessed and planted a Crystal Earth Seed in Texas in honor of Grandmother Nakai, blessed the planting of The “Onondaga Peacemaker” Crystal Earth Seed in Syracuse, N.Y. in the Spring of 2016, and planted a Crystal Earth Seed in ceremony at the Medicine Hoop of Life that I keep. This technology directly engages the energies of Mother Earth, through the use of special crystals, for the purpose of healing and enlightening the human physiology.
In addition to The Rose and The Swan Healing Center, I currently work with gifted children and adults with brain trauma. At The Rose and The Swan, I also do individual and group counseling. I travel across the United States and Canada to share the Teachings, conduct Sacred Ceremonies and assist with healing when asked.
I am a lifelong lover of the earth and its people. My husband Terry and I are blessed with two daughters and four grandchildren. Terry and I have been married for 47 years. Before opening The Rose and The Swan, I formerly served as a National Accredited Flower Show judge and worked as head designer for a major Southern florist for many years. I also served as volunteer for Hospice.
I am honored to be able to serve humanity and be a part of the healing work taking place among the human race at this Sacred time."
- Grandmother Sasa - Swan of the North