My tree of life
is rooted in gratitude for the gifts I’ve been given of health, love, encouragement, appreciation, expectations, education and support that have nurtured my lifelong love of learning – the perpetual student. Many branches have emerged from that grounding, always enriched by friends and family – children, grandchildren, and a marriage of twenty years. After early years of teaching in Vermont, I enjoyed almost thirty years of instructing and administration as Professor at Southern Connecticut State University. The final fifteen years emphasized a specialty in the psychology of women and related community workshops. Seven years at the Alfred Adler Graduate School in Minnesota followed with a focus on developmental psychology,
As the end of the academic years approached at SCSU, another branch developed — thirty-six years and counting of private practice in Connecticut and currently in Chaska, Minnesota, with an emphasis on Growth Counseling for Healthy Adults.
Somewhere in there the specialized study of forgiveness sprouted, culminating in local workshops and two books intended to help people make decisions about whether and how to forgive.
Finally, all those interests came together in the fictional story of the wife of biblical Job with a change of external covering along the way. But I’m not done yet. The tree is still growing.