seems that I have searched for ways of healing and
learning since I began my adult life. In college I
organized and led T-Groups, then studied meditation
and yoga in California while eating whole foods and
learning how to organic garden. I returned to the
east coast to have my first child. Soon I earned my
masters degree in Waldorf Education, a philosophy of
education that incorporates the body, mind, and
spirit into a creative approach to educating the
child. In 1981 I founded the Waldorf school of
After many years of teaching, I found myself
concerned with the children and teens that needed
something more. This is when I began to study
hypnosis and psychosynthesis before going to Lesley
University in Cambridge Massachusetts for my PhD
which focused on adolescent well being.
For the past 20 years I have maintained a
psychotherapy practice for individuals and
adolescents. I also co-founded Side by Side, a
dynamic youth leadership development program in NYC,
PA and LA.
My work with The People’s Institute for Undoing
Racism and with Peacemaking Circles, a tool for
restorative justice, has expanded my commitment to
working with and understanding issues of diversity
and conflict resolution so crucial to our young
people today. I teach at SUNY Adirondack College and
work with Trauma Resource Institute. I have served
as a consultant at RPI, Power of Hope and Brown
School and have mentored students at Skidmore,
Goddard, University without Walls and Empire State.
I love to travel and have been blessed to work with
foundations in Cambodia and Zimbabwe.
I have published articles in magazines and
journals and a few book chapters, and have read my
essays on public radio. Most important of all I am
the wife of 1, the mother of 4, and the
head-over-heels proud grandmother of 2. I have seen
the power of combining dreams with action to inspire
great things. I believe we can change the world one
life at a time.