A little about me: my career training is in Integrative Health (PhD, University of California, San Francisco Medical School), and prior to that I worked as a Science, Technology, and Health Policy Analyst for a variety of research entities and foundations, and prior to that I was in art school hoping to be a sculptor or at least an art historian some day. All of that was long ago and far away, but has undergirded my experiences since then: training in CranioSacral Therapy (Upledger Institute), acquiring registered yoga therapist credentials (RYT), teaching Holistic Science to master’s and doctoral students at Schumacher College in the southwest of England, and creating a podcast, RadioMidlife, on the vagaries of living into and in the second half of our lives. Currently, I have a private practice in Boulder, 40plus Integrative Health (www.40plusintegrativehealth.com), which addresses the unique issues and needs we encounter in the second half of life. Alternate years, I run Midlife ReCalibrate Camps (www.recalibratecamp.com). In the Spring, I teach courses in environmental toxicology, epidemiology, and climate change for the Viridis Graduate Institute, an accredited graduate online program in Ecopsychology and Environmental Humanities.
After much foot dragging, I am now striking out into the blogosphere and blogging on the up and downs of “second half” living. I have a 26 year old daughter —who I adore —who writes, paints, loves her partner, and makes her living walking the final stages of life with folks in assisted living. I know what it is to lose a significant other to cancer after 36 years of life together. I love gardening, Mother Nature, swimming, yoga, learning, and offering.