I am thankful for the privilege of living this crazy life. This blog represents my truth quest and an attempt to make some sense of my experience of living in this world. It is also my endeavor to frame some of the information I have collected along the way that seems could be of some benefit to some people. I’ve seen unnecessary suffering and I’ve known unnecessary suffering. Yet, I know little, and the more I experience life the more I know how little I know. None of the information I bring here is original. I have gathered information gleaned from the hard work of countless specialists.
The only original “truth” in this blog is the truth of my personal experience, of my perspective. My truth is viewed through the framework of a caucasian woman with Dutch and English ancestry raised with non-religious Judeo-Christian values in a split family dynamic, in a minimalist glass house, in an East Coast state in the United States. However, I believe my personal truth reflects some more expansive truths about right and wrong, good and bad held by people around the world..
I have a keen eye for spotting juicy research findings and when that fails I like things that are sparkly. I have a B.A. from Columbia University, Barnard College with a major in architecture. Later, I returned to school at the University of Connecticut to study clinical, child, and neuro-psychology, and primary prevention. I have worked as a primary mental health counselor with children in the Connecticut public school system and as a research assistant at the Yale Health, Emotion & Behavior Laboratory. Close friends describe me as earnest and without guile. I am honest (sometimes to a fault), intensely curious, and driven to find answers. I am also deeply thankful for my friends, my family, freedom of speech, Maine blueberries, and those who inspire, create and invest in positive change.
I grew up in a home surrounded by nature.
I like to draw,
and design textiles.