About the Founder
A long time practitioner of meditation and leading a holistic lifestyle, Fredric Rivers Jr. has long understood the significance it plays in one's daily life. Shortly before his 18th birthday, Fredric was diagnosed with Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis (PSC) a liver disease that would eventually require him to have a liver transplant in order to save his life. In the following years Fredric would endure not just one but two diagnoses of cancer; both colon and kidney. During this time, Fredric leaned heavily on his practices of meditation and holistic medicines to strengthen him and provide the much needed peace of mind and focus required to sustain and eventually save his life. Looking inward he found he could endure the traumas of repeated surgeries and associated pains that followed with the positive mindset and energy he was able to cultivate with his practices. Overcoming these challenges and understanding the power of positive thinking and environment Fredric was inspired to begin a journey of sharing and educating others in similar situations to his own. Sharing with them the ability to persevere and thrive through whatever challenges life throws at you when your properly armed with the right knowledge and tools.
Having a love for both nature and gardening from an early age Fredric was drawn to Bonsai trees as one of his preferred mediums of meditation. Wanting to get a true understanding of what a Bonsai tree was and what it represented he did his research. Learning the long and celebrated culture surrounding bonsai, Fredric wanted to honor it by both practicing and sharing what he learned and come to love with others.