Sending Joy in a Brown Paper Package

“Brown paper packages tied up with string, these are a few of my favorite things,” I remember as a child singing the song “My Favorite Things” from The Sound of Music as I twirled around our yard....

Be Present in the Moment. It Will Not Come This Way Again

As 2019, all too quickly draws to a close, I stop and reflect on how well I treated the opportunities it presented.  A few years ago, all of our kids were home for Christmas over college break. For...

Golden, Dark Brown, and Demerara Sugar – Is There a Difference?

The world would be just as sweet with one variety of brown sugar but with variety comes the many options to take a recipe to another level! All brown sugars can be used to sweeten beverages but when...

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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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