Joined Aug 4 2012
near Ithaca, NY
Elaine Mansfield writes with a strong sense of place and an intimate connection to nature in her forthcoming memoir about love, loss, and continuing bonds. Her writing reflects her 40 years as a student of Jungian psychology, mythology, philosophy, and meditation. You can find her weekly blog at http://elainemansfield.com/blog/
Since her husband’s death in 2008, her work has focused on end-of-life and bereavement issues. She has been a nutritionist, exercise trainer, and women’s health counselor for 25 years, writing extensively about these subjects and teaching workshops, classes, and individuals.
Elaine facilitates support groups at Hospicare and Palliative Care of Tompkins County in Ithaca, NY for women who have lost their partners and spouses and writes for the Hospicare newsletter and website. She lives on 71 acres of woods, fields, and sunset views bordering the Finger Lakes National Forest in upstate NY where she moved with her family in 1972.