Thyme Wisper received her B.S. EE from Arizona State University in 1983 and continued post graduate studies in Business Administration at Nova University in Davie, FL until 1987. Retiring in 2005 after almost 27 years with IBM, Thyme began pursuing her lifelong “hobby” of herbs and health in earnest by graduating in February 2008 with honors from the two year Master Herbalist diploma program at the Australasian College of Health Sciences (now American College of Healthcare Sciences) and completing her certification in Holistic Nutrition in April 2010.
Thyme is a member of the American Herbalists Guild.
In her own words:
In early 2010 I did not know that I would be building an Herb Shop. I was just enjoying life while living in my motorhome on my land, after having spent many of my retirement years traveling across the country with my hairless cat, Nandi (who sadly has passed on since). I even attended school to earn a diploma as a Master Herbalist without any plans to do anything with it.
After helping a friend start up her health blog, I became motivated to start one of my own, a blog called Thyme for Health. That was the start of this wondrous and meaningful adventure. Not only did it draw quite a following from all around the world, it also attracted the attention of the locals here in middle Tennessee. Before I knew it, I was speaking to groups about something that I am very passionate about – health, herbs, and living naturally. I decided to go back to school for a Certificate in Holistic Nutrition. This eventually led to creating a means to facilitate teaching the what, why and how of natural living – the Thyme Wisper Herb Shop. Workshops facilitated the teaching and the Herb Shop provided the materials.
Eventually it became apparent that the need to reach a broader audience required a change of focus from local shop to e-commerce and e-learning on my website, thymewisper.com. And then eventually that led to sharing knowledge and experience by my writing books and articles on natural living. I had come full circle, or should I say spiral, as each experience enhances the next.
Perhaps I, myself, provide a living example to natural living as someone in her 60s, a daughter, mother and grandmother, who is healthy with no need for any pharmaceuticals or OTCs (Over the Counter). I was not always this healthy. In my 40s I was taking arthritis medication – a kind that eventually was taken off the market. For years I took Zyrtec (when it was a prescription drug) and Nasonex for my allergies. I even carried an EpiPen for my severe allergy to corn. And during the winter of 2009 I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism, of which I was able to cure myself in six months strictly by diet alone. Through diet, herbs and lifestyle I manage my arthritis and allergies,
I believe to be healthy, I must live healthy.
Welcome to my world. Being Healthy is Living Healthy.