Moving Forward into the New Year 2023 with Faith, Hope, and Trust

The past year, 2022, was incredibly challenging, and maybe you found it that way, too. There were the passing of loved ones, concerns for friends in countries experiencing severe uprisings, recovery...

Joy is the Lantern that Lights the Way

"Joy is the lantern that lights the way through the dark times and the motivator propelling us toward dreams." (Moss) Carols are playing in the background of pre-Christmas festivities. The tree that...

The Lesser Known Traditions of Mumming and Cristmas Crackers

A conversation with a shopper in T.J. Maxx inspired this post. The shopper was admiring a festive display of Christmas crackers. Not the kind of crackers you eat. These are the kind that holds a...

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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What’s It Like Living with a Chronic Illness?

What’s It Like Living with a Chronic Illness?

"Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, 'I will try again tomorrow." (Mary Anne Radmacher)   Pain, fatigue, and feeling alone with your chronic illness can make self-pity and crying an effortless option. From the beginning of 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