Fayth M. Parks is a psychologist, writer and teacher who is an expert on healing traditions. She teaches at the university level and has published academic articles, essays and book chapters on this topic as well as given invited lectures and presentations. She believes that traditions are beliefs and practices that not only mend physical bodies but also build resilience using medicinal arts and oral tradition. She believes healing traditions can enlighten our modern quest to find pathways to greater well-being. She was honored to be selected the 2009 David B. Larson Fellow in Health and Spirituality at The John W. Kluge Center of the Library of Congress.