Tell Us a Bit About You.
I am a mother of three beautiful children. I have a Master's Degree in Elementary Education. In the past, I was a classroom teacher and mostly taught first grade. I have studied both Montessori and Waldorf methods of teaching. I love to bring my background as a teacher to the Emerald Village. My greatest joy is to be in the presence of children, teaching them and learning from them.
What is the work you do in the world?
I have recently started a blog called The Harvest Honeys. It is a place for me to share the beauty of what we do at the Emerald Village with the greater community. It features nourishing recipes, crafts to beautify your home and to do with your children, and simple blessings of gratitude.
How does living in community support or inform your presence in the world?
In so many ways! It is wonderful to live with so many people that come from different backgrounds, yet share common interests. We are all striving to learn new ways to better care for ourselves, our families and the planet. I truly learn something new every day living in this community. As a I learn new things, I become more inspired to share that with others.
I hold the role of the "Mama Bear" in the community and that gives me the opportunity to share time with the children that live at EVO. I learn from them to appreciate the simple things in life and to be present. They also inspire me to be the best version of myself and to make the world a better place for their generation and generations to come.
What is your greatest lesson in living in community.
The greatest lesson I have learned living in community is that change starts with me. Living in community provides consistent mirrors. Therefore, I see what my strengths are and I also see where I can grow. It is a constant opportunity to come out of judgement and to move into self-reflection. More and more, I realize the differences that we have, are what make us strong as a unit. Each of us brings something completely unique to the table... a cornucopia.