Gloria grew up in rural New Mexico with her parents gardening and managing chickens. She has a Master's Degree in Public Policy and served as the Sustainability Coordinator for the beautiful City of Durango. After being diagnosed with a chronic illness Gloria spent 8 years in pain, 3 years on bedrest, and underwent 11 pelvic surgeries. She got her sexology certification while she wasn't able to work and is now a sexologist for people with chronic pain and illness. Gloria is passionate about the environment and the people in it! When she was younger she was a raft guide, ski instructor, and mountain bike guide. She still loves spending every minute outside despite her medical limitations. Gloria believes in the healing power of the earth and has a lot of success managing her illness with diet, mindfulness, and intimacy.