A devoted and heartful holistic family physician, midwife and mother for over 25 years, Lisa Lichtig further serves community as a traditional healer and ceremonial leader. After a long apprenticeship under the guidance of tsaurririkame (traditional healer and ritual leader) Eliot Cowan and don Jose Sandoval, Lisa was initiated as a mara’akame of the Huichol healing tradition in 2014. She specializes in helping people feel optimally well and healthy, heal from illness, reconnect with the joy and mystery of life, and find balance in life’s natural cycles. Lisa does this through offering functional medicine, heart-of-birth and parenting consultations, and traditional Huichol healing. Lisa also serves her community as a Firekeeper for Sacred Fire, supporting people’s connection to heart through holding monthly community fires, women’s fires, and specialty fires. Finally, Lisa serves on the Sacred Fire Community’s Neikame Birthing Council and the Women’s Initiation Council, which offers a formal process to guide adolescent girls and young women into adulthood. She lives on a beautiful knoll in North Carolina with her husband, Patrick and carries the scent of fire wherever she roams.