As an adolescent I became increasingly interested in the causes of disease, both in agriculture and humans. My grandparents had used homoeopathy and home remedies, and I was drawn to a ‘natural’ approach. So, when the opportunity arose to study at the Southern School of Naturopathy when it opened in Melbourne, I took it eagerly. The discovery of various forms of 'energy medicine', including acupuncture and homoeopathy, galvanised my thinking. Homoeopathy in particular interested me, and I surprized myself by being able to remember the vast repertory quite easily - not like music scores! From 1976 to 1998 I worked in private practice as Naturopath and Homoeopath, and was thus immersed in understanding the needs of each unique individual who came to see me. I developed an indelible understanding of what could be called wholeness, or the continuum of life through environment, nutrition, psychology, spirituality and relationships. I could say that life is relationships, not only personal relations, but relations with the environment, with Nature: that one discovers ones self through relationships, that ones development is never in isolation.