Paikea is an acupuncturist and a wild foods educator. She went to graduate school for Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, and did write software code with those degrees. But in 2013, Paikea had her awakening while traveling the country in a RV : Her real mission, is to "re-wild" herself and people. Paikea believes for all modern person, true healing needs two things: 1) Restoring an intimate relation with the natural world. 2) Repairing "inner wilderness", meaning the personal, societal, and ancestral trauma that we all carry. "The Wild" is where we'll find peace and courage, to go from Illness, Wellness, to Fitness and Wholeness.
So Paikea carries out her mission by teaching plants foraging, by practicing acupuncture with integrative tools, and organizing rewilding events. It's so meaningful and joyful for her, to cross pollinate the medical community with wild foods and earthskills community, to co-create empowering experiences and co-evolve towards Wholeness. We are not meant to do "the work" alone.
Paikea doesn't live in a RV van any more, but is still down by the river... In rural Kentucky among the rolling Appalachia and many homesteading friends, she's grateful for the wild journey!