Eileen ‘Ike' West, MA, is a professional writer specializing in the compilation and presentation of research in the field of health and wellness. For the past three decades, Eileen's articles have been featured in magazine across the US and Europe, including Austin All Natural. Her graduate studies in communication theory took her into areas of consciousness, human potential, the creative process, sensory imagery, psychodynamics and other aspects of the human mind. All of these have influenced her understanding, approaches and techniques to minimize stress and maximize personal strengths. Through workshops and her writing published in both the US and Europe over the last two decades, Eileen shares easy-to-use mental ‘tools' that prove most helpful in maintaining balance and health in her life—and the lives of countless others.