In the Gardens of Memory, in the Palace of Dreams

"In the gardens of memory, in the palace of dreams, it is there we shall meet." (Alice in Wonderland) (Photo credit: Lillian Lake) On the afternoon of my mother's passing, I went by the lake alone...

Tikkun Olam: To Heal or Repair the World

Several months ago, I had a dream in which I saw every religion represented by a building, such as you would think of temples and churches. The buildings were set in a large circle, and their doors...

Normalizing the Conversation Around Mental Health and Suicide

Last year I thought I would generally write about my health crisis more than I did. I've since decided only to share pieces when I think they are most helpful. This week I share a piece of my story...

Nourishing the body and soul.

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

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

To do something with soul, creativity or love – to put something of yourself into your work.

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A Wellness Journey Begins

A Wellness Journey Begins

In the beginning. Eight years ago, following emergency surgery and an extended stay in the hospital, I couldn't eat any food without extreme bloating and pain, requiring a potent pain reliever. I spent months on bone broth and didn't have the energy to walk beyond my...

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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