About My Blog

Welcome to my blog! I will use it to talk about what helps us become ourselves. I’ll share stories and experiences, poems and musings, as a way of connecting with you and building a supportive community for all of us. It’s important to me that we share our thoughts from “I” statements. This means that instead of saying something like “you don’t know what you’re talking about,” I take responsibility for my feelings and say, “I don’t agree,” or “I don’t understand what you mean.” My hope is that our exchanges will lead to new understandings, revelations, or simply the comfort of knowing we are not alone. The conversations might give us ideas of how to help ourselves, our families, friendships, and other close relationships to heal and become whole. Most of all, I hope they help you connect to your authentic self. Finding ourselves heals family. And healthy families create healthy society.

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3 Responses to About My Blog

  1. Mary says:

    The beauty of who you truly are takes my breath away!

  2. David Wasserman says:

    Dear Eileen,
    I would like to take the opportunity to thank you and your family for some of the philanthropic endeavors that you have provided, most notably Acadia National Park. It is one of the loveliest places that I have ever visited and I take my family there almost ever year. I someday plan on visiting some of the other parks that your family has provided this great nation like Grand Tetons National Park, however, with a daughter in college its going to be a little while before we can go. I think one of the attributes I like most about how your family is how they managed their image with the vast amount of wealth they have attained. For example, in this day and age where almost everything is over commercialized and hyper digital your family keeps a modest presence of not flaunting their wealth which I believe is a sign of great strength and control. I wish you luck with your new book and if I ever see it in my library or on Amazon, I will check it out. Sincerely, David W

  3. Joanne DePuy says:

    Eileen: I just discovered the above comment by David Wasserman and would like to suggest how he can visit Yosemite National Park in depth without leaving his home. My grandson, Adam Dickenson, works for the National Park Service in Yosemite and this summer is doing a blog “Hands Across Mountains” which he describs as follows.

    “As you know, I work for the National Park Service in Yosemite, and spend my summers backpacking through Yosemite’s backcountry wilderness. And, as many of you know, I traveled to Nepal a few years ago to hike through the Himalayas. While in Nepal, I stayed at a children’s home run by the non-profit Ama Foundation, which provides a home, healthy meals (Dal Bhat!), access to education, and school supplies for over 50 children who have been abandoned or separated from their families at an early age. Many organizations offer these services, but what Ama Foundation really provides is a family and a childhood.
    I’m writing to let you know of a fundraising project I’ve started that links my work in Yosemite and the Ama Foundation. I’m raising money through “per-mile” pledge donations for every mile I hike this summer in Yosemite. At summer’s end, your “per-mile” pledge and my mileage total will determine your final donation. For more information on my project and the Ama Foundation (including pictures of my Himalayan trek and the Ama home) please visit my website http://www.handsacrossmountains.weebly.com and the Hands Across Mountains Facebook page, where I’ll be documenting my backpacking trips. A formal, detailed letter is attached.”

    I am so proud of him!

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