Ann Roberts (69) After she ‘retired’ from a 30-year career in management consultancy, Ann went back to University to hone her skills as a social researcher. At that time, she and her husband had three frail parents in their 90’s, adult children as well as a growing number of grandchildren. Her university study led her to a book by Mary Catherine Bateson’s that was pivotal in helping her understand the challenge of this stage in her life. One of her passions……
David Kell (73) After Studying Chemistry at University, David chose a career in Production Management rather than stay in Research. His career evolved into becoming a specialist in creating and implementing strategic change strategies with human issues, development, motivation and training becoming a growing interest.
In 1996 he found the Ehama Institute https://www.ehama.org. David says, “The training with RainbowHawk and WindEagle has been foundational in the way that I live my life, knowing who I am as a sacred human being and how I am in relationship with myself, my wife Ann Roberts , the family and others. I knew that I had found something extraordinary and I continue to be fascinated by a mix of indigenous wisdom/culture and modern management science.”…..
Nancy Kern (66), BA Rice University, MFA University of Houston, is an artist and intuitive healer with a national clientele. In 1978, she experienced a kundalini crisis involving a shared death experience that coincided with the birth of her first child. She began meditating when she was 23, in her effort to stay present in the face of overwhelming emotions. Her need to make sense of her life led her on a healing journey.
Her path has led her from midwifery to energy healing to Spiritual Coaching……
Jennifer Rugge (65) My own box of crayons! I was thrilled when I received a box of crayons in first grade I could call my own. We had them at home, but I shared with my brothers and sisters. We had a box full of art supplies. I enjoyed drawing, painting and exhibiting in student contests and art shows.
I grew up in San Diego, one of five children who roamed up and down the beaches of California and Mexico. I had a modest life rich with travel and adventures uncommon to most children then. We camped along vacant beaches in Baja, gathered our food from the sea, and washed and swam among the waves. We kept company with the scorpions at night and the creatures of the tide pools by day. Inspirations for creating were all around us. To rest from our explorations we would often draw and paint about the things we discovered, observed or dreamed…..
Samuel Crisigiovanni (49) born in the province of Como, Italy has created with his wife Mimma (50’s) and mother Ruth (70’s) an amazing Eco Lodge called Cascina Rodiani. This is an outstanding example of the artistry of sustainability created, cultivated and sustained by a WildlyFreeElder family!……
Andy Kidd (53) My life’s path has been somewhat uncharted (by me!) – instead I have managed to let the question “What would be most fun next?” guide many of my choices… so I have traveled widely and changed jobs frequently, and made a home by the beach in Australia where my teenage children live with me.
I was privileged to attend great schools and university in Britain, gaining a Masters of Arts in Social Anthropology. I lived in Spain, volunteered in West Africa, sailed the Atlantic twice, became a masseur then a yoga teacher and Zero Balancer in Australia. I am a Wedding Celebrant and a Wisdom Keeper.
Jane Sheppard (61) is a Certified Parent Coach and Functional Medicine Certified Health Coach, all completed during her 50’s. Jane helps to empower busy moms with clear solutions to healthy parenting, so they can feel more at peace and confidently connected with their kids. She has done extensive research on environmental toxins and their effects on babies and children.
She has been teaching parents about health and well-being for over 25 years. She is…..
B.J. Garcia (69) With over 30 years of experience, as a student and teacher in the spiritual/psychological world, I am now embarking on a new stage in my life.
During this Covid 19 Pandemic of 2020, I turned 69 and somehow was put in a category labeled “senior”. Yikes! I never related to myself as being a “senior”, and yet, in spite of my denial, here I am. All of this gave me great pause for contemplation on examining exactly where I am at this stage in my life and what it is that I really want.
In allowing, accepting and embracing this stage of my life, the Harvest Cycle is inviting me into more private and calming surroundings, both internally and externally….
Ramona Oliver (71). A few years ago, in her mid-60s, Ramona became increasingly aware that while she and her circle of friends were continuing to live meaningful and purposeful lives, so many other older adults had bought into society’s negative connotation about aging – that it’s all about decline and over-the-hill. She began to research science – including Positive Psychology, Anthropology, and Sociology – to better understand the aging process. Ramona has long been passionate about supporting individuals with their personal and professional development. As a septuagenarian, this passion is now directed toward positive aging…