Born in a small town in central Pennsylvania, Celine’s childhood was marked by her unique gift of sensitivity. As a kid trying to put a name on something she trusted but couldn’t really explain, she articulated the experience as the presence of imaginary friends she named her “Tovarysh,” (pronounced, Toh-VASH), which is the word for friend in the Slavic language. These divine messengers, her Tovarysh, have remained a benevolent presence to this day, guiding her through all aspects of her life.
After receiving a biology degree from Bucknell University, Celine pursued a career in medical research both at Stanford University Medical Center and Duke University Medical Center. She has over 30 publications in infectious disease, biochemistry and cardiovascular scientific journals. Twelve years ago, Celine realized a lifelong dream when she became a blueberry farmer, in addition to pursuing her professional career. Now retired from her research career, she continues to hone her farming skills, with her bushes now yielding over 3000 pounds of blueberries each season.
Following the guidance of her Tovarysh to share the divine wisdom passed down to her, she started a blog five years ago, TheTovaryshConnection. Later, she assembled a collection of these messages as a practical tool for readers and published her first book, One With All of Thee: Growing Your Sacred Connection.
One With All of Thee: Sowing the Seeds for Change is the second book in the One With All of Thee (OWAT) series. In it, Celine shares another year’s worth of gentle and comforting messages she has received from her friends, The Tovarysh. This collection of practical wisdom continues where the first book left off, speaking directly to the challenges of a time of great change and spiritual growth. It guides us to the next level of personal development with tools designed to support us in our spiritual evolution.
Celine speaks and teaches locally in the Raleigh-Durham area. Find her on Facebook (One With All of Thee) and on Twitter (@OneTovarysh). She can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.