(Meet Mago Contributor) Alex Purbrick

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Alex Purbrick lives in the Shetland Islands with her partner and three children. She lived and worked for four years with the late Native American elder and medicine man, Corbin Harney at his healing centre, PooHaBah in Tecopa, California.  Alex assisted Corbin in his work of traditional, Native American spiritual healing as well as participating in Native ceremonies such as sweat lodge, daily sunrise prayers, peyote circles and moon lodge.

She is the editor and co-author of the book, ‘The Nature Way’ (University Nevada Press, 2009) which tells the life story of Corbin Harney and his spiritual teachings of living in harmony with nature and our Mother Earth.

Alex is a strong advocate for encouraging and supporting women in home births after giving birth to two of her children at home. She is also a certified Breastfeeding Helper with the Breastfeeding Network and has learnt first hand the highs and lows of breastfeeding her 3 children over the course of 6 years.

Alex is currently working full time as a Mother homeschooling her children.