Compassion is the Food of the Soul

Compassion is the food of the soul. Certain foods are especially good for nurturing our souls. In order for this to happen most effectively, we should strive to apply a compassionate approach to all...

Dukkah: An Addictive Blend of Aromatic Egyptian Spices

“True gastronomy is making the most of what is available, however modest.” (Claudia Roden) Roden brings together recipes to create cultural stories of the people who live them. In “A Book of Middle...

The Value-added Health Characteristics of Onions Enhance Mom’s Chicken Soup

Chicken soup is definitely good for the soul. And for fighting colds and flu.  When my mother lived in a walk-up apartment in New York City, she had neighbors from all over the world when women...

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Caregiving is successful when given with love, kindness, and compassion.

The world is a fantastic place. We build community through love, honor, and understanding.

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Dukkah: An Addictive Blend of Aromatic Egyptian Spices

Dukkah: An Addictive Blend of Aromatic Egyptian Spices

“True gastronomy is making the most of what is available, however modest.” (Claudia Roden) Roden brings together recipes to create cultural stories of the people who live them. In “A Book of Middle Eastern Food” (1968) she writes dukkah is “a very personal and...

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Shatter Old Beliefs

Shatter Old Beliefs

Shatter old beliefs that don't feel true. Ask: Do I know that's true? How do I know?  Can I apply love to my relationship with this belief? When presenting a belief, how is it received? Many of our beliefs are generational. "We learn what we live" is said of beliefs...

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Conscientious, Optimistic

Lillian Lake is one of the most energetic and enthusiastic people I know. Her irrepressible determination to find and optimize strategies in pursuing any number of worthy issues is an inspiration.  Lil is dependable and conscientious, optimistic and cheerful; she would be great to have on your side in any struggle.

~ Cynthia Hoeh Stancioff 
Local Food Day Fiddlehead Festival Committee Member

Passionate, Involved

Within the first minute of conversation with Lillian Lake, it’s evident that you are speaking with a passionate and involved community member. Lillian works assiduously in both her research of issues and how situations affect the people and environment of her community.  She connects her research in human trafficking and food insecurity between the local and the global, and conveys these connections at speaking events and conferences as a means to educate and advocate for change. Lillian’s sensitivities to the needs of others and her unflagging energies makes a big difference in the lives of many.

~Krisanne Baker

Professor, University of Maine at Farmington