“I love watching the kids climbing and playing in the maple tree right outside my house; it’s natural play—no plastic or electronics involved.”

I’m a psychologist in private practice in Massachusetts; I work with adults and families and have a special interest in working with survivors of severe early trauma.  I love to nurture my perennial gardens and place interesting sculptures among the plants. I am drawn to the Eastern spiritual philosophy called Vedanta, and I have participated in Kirtan (chanting,) meditation and studies of spiritual texts for about 30 years.

My grandchildren are another focus in my life. I enjoy introducing them to activities that I loved when I was a kid, such as,  ”viewing and doing” art  and learning about nature. They love staying with me at Nubi--playing endlessly with their friends in the neighborhood and, during summer break, joining them at one of the wonderful nearby camp programs.

It’s been exciting to shape Nubi and see its progress. I enjoy participating in Steering Team and being on BLAH (By-Laws Ad Hoc, revising our bylaws). I like thinking about complicated issues, developing systems and procedures, and writing clear, useful documents, and am interested in the tone of our interpersonal processes. I am also in my second round of NVC (non-violent communication) training with an interest group that has formed here.

I first heard about cohousing from someone who lived in Cambridge Cohousing. I went on a cohousing tour in central Massachusetts and became more interested in the concept. Then cohousing came to me, right in the Monadnock Area, where I’ve lived since 1976.