Born, raised, and educated in New York City, Rhea is the mother of two exceptional human beings, Nina and Tony Simons. Moving diagonally across country from New York City to Santa Fe in 1982, Rhea left behind several decades of creative entrepreneurship, having created two prototype businesses, each editorially featured in The New York Times, the New Yorker, and House & Garden. One business was a unique interior design consultation service, and the other was the first art gallery that offered antique American quilts as wall art. She currently offers "House Shaman," a design consultation service offering color, placement, editing. Rhea studied with the wisdom school Arica for 10 years, as well as the School of Tai Chi Chuan, becoming an accredited Tai Chi teacher. Passionate about art, music, films, theater, alternative healing, mind/body relationship,and conscious aging, Rhea is also nuts about swing dancing and the Tao. Yes, the Tao. Tai chi is the Tao in motion. She is an example of living juicy, and hopes her listeners are as well.