Susan's Story


I have always had a passion for the outdoors, nature, flowers, gardening and a healthy lifestyle that included competitive sport from a young age. I would spend time in the garden with Mom learning plants and how to grow things. She would tell me stories of her grandparents growing this or that and using it for different things. Later in life I wanted to know details and any ancestral secrets for medicinal purposes. Mom and Dad took me to old family properties and shared any information they could remember. 

It was sports that taught me the importance of a healthy lifestyle to excel, but it wasn’t until I was older that I realized how important a healthy life style was in living a long and fulfilling life outside of competitive athletics. This epiphany actually happened at a rock climbing gym where I witnessed 2 gentlemen in their 70’s complete, with ease I might add, climbs that were still well outside my abilities after a few years climbing and being more than half their age. I talked with them later about how they were so strong and active and they shared the importance of a healthy diet, a proper exercise regime and managing stress and relaxation in your life. It was definitely inspiring to see that as we age, we can still be active, strong and healthy in our senior years.  

Over the past 20 years I have studied and researched herbs, different natural healing modalities, supplements and tried numerous health approaches, diets or exercises with the goal to maintain or even improve my health and the health of my family.  I pursued formal education and a career helping people after the realization I didn’t absolutely love what I did every day! I took a leap too follow my passions.

I believe herbs, proper nutrition and energetic vibrations have a profound effect on the wellness or dis-ease of the body and should be incorporated into every wellness plan.

Sukare Wellness was created because my family and I developed allergic reactions to ingredients in some natural products on the market. Finding products that do not contain these ingredients, was extremely difficult, almost impossible….so I created my own; natural and organic! 

SuKare then expanded to include herbal remedies, consultations and sound therapies. As an Iridologist and Herbalist, I primarily work with clients to help them improve their health using herbs and dietary support. I specialize in digestive, intestinal, stress, energy levels and blood sugar imbalances. Which means I work a lot on what you eat and how you digest foods so you can have more energy, normalize your weight, eliminate the gas, bloat and lose the brain fog. Diet and exercise is particularly import for balancing blood sugars but herbs may also be beneficial. I incorporate traditional assessment tools such as tongue analysis, pulse analysis, glandular body typing or applied kinesiology (muscle testing) in my consultations as appropriate. We look into general health, nutrition, health goals, self-care and address them in a way that works best for you to be successful.

When I discovered sound therapies and the profound healing affects of sound vibrations I knew this was something I had to add to my repertoire. It’s non-invasive way of re-tuning our bodies electrical field makes it a welcome option and the feedback is positive. Clients report feeling relaxed, centered, reduced pain, reduced anxiety, and surprising positive shifts with relationships.

I am always learning and open to exploring the possibilities other healing modalities may help in my life. In addition to the above, I have studied Bio-Field Tuning, applied Kinesology (Muscle Testing), Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), Body Talk, Chakra Healing, Crystal Healing, Reflexology, Acupressure, Trigger Point Therapy and have a list of more I want to explore.

I became a Usui Reiki Master which allows me to use Reiki energy for healing both in person, at a distance and to teach others Reiki. I wanted to learn this tool to help my sick cat and distant family. This achievement was exciting for me as I could use distance Reiki for animals when they didn’t want me to use sound or get too close. Having always loved animals, I wanted to use all my skills and knowledge to help them when they need it. Cats have a special place in my heart and in honor of my Tracker I learned Reiki, Canine and Feline Iridology and Reflexology and herbs specific for cats and started volunteering at a cat rescue. I feel this is a valuable missing link in pet-care that allows us to maintain a healthy fur-baby alongside conventional treatment. I have seen results with herbs that conventional medicine could not achieve and energy healing works gently to overcome emotional trauma, fears and behaviour issues.

While at the shelter I saw a lot of kitties arrive with traumas from being abandoned, abused, lost or they never knew the care of humans. It was heartbreaking to see them in such a state. I felt they deserved the chance at a home of their own and I wanted to help them heal. It has been so rewarding to see energy work help those kitties become more comfortable, social and eventually be adopted. With approximately 100 kitties free roaming in the shelter I always had someone who needed care or who just wanted snuggles. My experience and intuitive connection with cats has given me insight with behaviour training; addressing fear issues that result in hiding, peeing, aggressive/protective behaviour, hissing, growling, semi-feral cats and inter-cat relations. I now offer my services to cat parents.

When I am not helping clients, I am often in my garden tending to my plants or harvesting something and turning it into a useful remedy or body care product, spending time with my cats, reading or participating in sports.


Certified Comprehensive Iridologist

Family Herbalist

Certified Herbal Consultant

Usui Reiki Master