Heather’s Short Bio

This blog represents my truth quest and an attempt to make some sense of this world. It is also my endeavor to frame and pass forward some of the information I have collected along the way. The information I have gathered here is gleaned from the hard work of countless others.

The truth of my personal experience is viewed through the framework of a caucasian woman with Dutch and English ancestry, raised in New England,  USA. 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 B.A. from Columbia University, Barnard College, major in architecture. Later, I returned to school at the University of Connecticut to study clinical psychology, child psychology, neuropsychology, 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. I have a keen eye for spotting juicy research findings and when that fails I like things that are sparkly.

I grew up in a home surrounded by nature.

I like to draw,



and design textiles.

 I grew up in the woods. It gives you a different viewpoint; I was improperly socialized.” –  Margaret Atwood 


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