I have always provided for children and people who struggle. I created a summer camp for students whose conditions and behavior precluded them from more traditional camps. I also served in many capacities in both twelve-step recovery groups, as well as for Adult Survivors of Child Abuse; and maintained thirty years of sobriety and abstinence from drugs. I have presented at conferences, appeared as a guest on the local news, and spoken at in-patient recovery centers and hospitals.
 
I also write poetry, have completed a memoir, written and performed a one-woman show about my life in several venues. I love to cook fresh from my garden and local farms as a way to entertain and nurture family and friends, as well playing on my bike, kayak, hiking trails and golf courses. I’m a movie buff, and am thrilled my grown children still like to hang out with me. I’ve worked hard to obtain this peace, to incorporate the regret that my siblings didn’t survive to share in it with me. That’s why I am a compelled to extend the methods that broke the cycle of dysfunction in my own family line, to others.