Being raised in a small town has taught me the value of seeing each person as an individual. Growing up in a time before hand held electronics, cell phones and computers gave me the perfect environment to absorb life at my own pace. My passion has always been to serve from the heart. I believe in strong morals and the importance of community; this has led me to where I am able to support others today in their journey. My own path has been one of considerable strength, pain and personal triumph. I am a survivor of childhood sexual abuse, I have been on both sides of the medical system, as a long-term patient with chronic illness and as a health care worker. I have overcome several traumas, this helps others relate to me. Overcoming my life long addiction by removing fear has given me the courage and wisdom I now share with the world. Living life as an observer, has taught me kindness, patience and most of all compassion in abundance to share with those who cross my path. It is my hope that anyone who crosses Umatter’s path, will find the connection they are seeking, with themselves and with us, your support community.