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Recent Blog Posts
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...
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 related to mental health. Following emergency abdominal surgery and...
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 to sit and gaze into the soft ripple moving against the shore. Since...
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 surprise inside and is made from a paper tube and decorative paper....
Red Market and Black Gold Market are Other Names for Organ Trafficking
Sex trafficking and labor trafficking are more widely researched and discussed, but another area of trafficking is organ trafficking. I first heard about "organ harvesting" in the early 2000s, but that was long before I heard about human trafficking. Honestly, it is...
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
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.
Professor, University of Maine at Farmington