Nothing makes me happier than working with people in a learning environment that focuses on growth and change. My entire career as an educator and counselor has been spent working side by side with people at all developmental stages of life. I have learned so much about the importance of letting people find their own way in life, career, relationship, and personal direction. I have also come to understand that there is a role each of us plays as witnesses, helpers, teachers, lovers, friends, coaches, etc. No matter our roles or status with others in life, we all want to have more meaningful, connected, and intentional relationships. As I begin the first steps toward my last creative endeavors in this life, I am more convinced than ever that I am happiest, most generative, most creative, and most engaged when I am learning along side of others who consider themselves lifelong learners. Epiphany was created to provide opportunities for lifelong learners to grow, explore, and connect. Our artful approach to the work we do is rooted in the idea that while growth can be hard and challenging, learning must be fun and interesting.
On this life journey, I’ve found great joy in both teaching children and mentoring adults. The first has kept me young at heart, and the latter a continual learner. Now, in this final season of life, my passion is to give whatever I have learned to others. During my pilgrimage here, I’ve discovered that some things call out to me with the clarity of sound that I describe as “water on crystal” – the pure ringing notes that result from dipping a finger in water and rubbing around the rim of a water-filled goblet, until the music of that touch fills the room. This project with Epiphany has done just that for me. The call to give what I have has been unmistakable, the pleasure great, and the true ring of it plays like a symphony inside my mind and heart.