I have taught psychology courses at the college level and have been practicing psycho therapy for many years . More recently I also have become a Certified Personal Trainer and a licensed massage therapist. For much of my life I have lived in the Washington DC area, but also appreciate my Midwestern childhood and own part of two farms. I am a widow and have several adopted children as well as step children and grandchildren. Traveling, learning and helping others are among my lifetime passions.