As long as she can remember, Barbara has always loved rocks, crystals and stones. Over the many years, she has learned how to communicate with rocks, crystals and stones from the stones themselves and from her spiritual guides, as well. She has learned to appreciate their healing beauty in the present and in the years to come in our New Age. Like a pilgrim drawn to a sacred place, Barbara has been to the mines and has gotten personal with the Earth to connect one-on-one to birth crystals. She refers to her extensive research as a true labor of love. Her experiences and guided advice are clearly pronounced within the pages of her first book "Crystal Healing: 2012 and Beyond." Barbara is an ordained interfaith minister and metaphysical practitioner who holds a specialty doctorate degree in metaphysical science from the University of Sedona. She lives with her husband, their fleet of cats and dogs, and her rock, crystal and stone friends in rural northwest Florida close to the Gulf of Mexico.