Compassion in a Bake-and-Take Casserole

It’s funny the things you remember and what brings them to mind. This morning I went out to fill the bird feeders and have my coffee. The air was filled with the sensual smell of cherry blossoms...

24 Signs You Are a Good Cook

Big news! It took forever, but I finally finished reading “Eating Together: Food, Friendship, and Inequality.” It was worth reading, but I could give the author, Alice P. Julier some advice on...

Fiddleheads: Maine’s Premier Magical Springtime Delicacy

Fiddlehead season is upon us!   But first, we had to get through tax season. And now with crocus finally daring to breathe above the earth’s surface to herald the promise of spring, I’m finally able...

Nourishing the body and soul.

Caregiving is successful when given with love, kindness, and compassion.

The world is a fantastic place. We build community through love, honor, and understanding.

To do something with soul, creativity or love – to put something of yourself into your work.

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Food

24 Signs You Are a Good Cook

24 Signs You Are a Good Cook

Big news! It took forever, but I finally finished reading “Eating Together: Food, Friendship, and Inequality.” It was worth reading, but I could give the author, Alice P. Julier some advice on cutting to the chase. Stop beating a dead horse. And other phrases for...

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Spiritual

Caregiving

We Feel Because We Are Alive

We Feel Because We Are Alive

Welcome to #31daysofselfcare2018   This morning the words "como se siente" came into my head. I had barely opened my eyes to greet the day. A good time indeed to get my attention before my head clutters with other news of the day. What is curious about this phrase is...

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Community

Trafficking

The Hand that Milks the Cow

The Hand that Milks the Cow

I continue to think of how results of Fairtrade practices filter down to farm laborers. Fairtrade considers fairness to farm owners but often leaves out fairness to laborers. This is often reflective of the need for awareness, education and a change in cultural...

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Conscientious, Optimistic

Lillian Lake is one of the most energetic and enthusiastic people I know. Her irrepressible determination to find and optimize strategies in pursuing any number of worthy issues is an inspiration.  Lil is dependable and conscientious, optimistic and cheerful; she would be great to have on your side in any struggle.

~ Cynthia Hoeh Stancioff 
Local Food Day Fiddlehead Festival Committee Member

Passionate, Involved

Within the first minute of conversation with Lillian Lake, it’s evident that you are speaking with a passionate and involved community member. Lillian works assiduously in both her research of issues and how situations affect the people and environment of her community.  She connects her research in human trafficking and food insecurity between the local and the global, and conveys these connections at speaking events and conferences as a means to educate and advocate for change. Lillian’s sensitivities to the needs of others and her unflagging energies makes a big difference in the lives of many.

~Krisanne Baker

Professor, University of Maine at Farmington