Lois and her husband have been grateful to partake in numerous classes and community events at the Earth & Spirit Center since its inception. Lois helped craft the first Mindfulness for Health Care workers program, co-led the first Mindfulness training for high school students, traveled to Africa with the first group, and offered a session on The Wisdom of Trees during Covid.
Lois was born and raised in Berkeley, CA, and moved coast to coast, before arriving in Louisville where she married her Kentucky-born husband. They have four sons who are all married and six grand-kids, all of whom live out of town.
Being in nature is her sanctuary. She especially likes to hike and be on, in, and under the water. Traveling to be with her family and to explore new places delights her and expands her awareness of life and spirit’s many faces. Her desire is to GROW and TRUST in the unity and goodness of the universe.
Lois has a BA in Psychology from Beloit College and a MSW from Tulane School of Social Work. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in private practice for over 40 years here in Louisville. Lois is certified and has taught Hakomi, a mindfulness-based, somatic psychotherapy. She also offers spiritual direction and has led numerous retreats and dream workshops. For years, her family attended ARE Camp in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. There they would be immersed in nature, organic gardening, creating crafts and music, together with kindred spirits who sought to commune with the Divine in nature.
Lois began working professionally at Family and Children’s Agency and then went into private practice when she started having children. Lois worked as a Mediator at District Court for several years and served as a Psychological Expert for the Tribunal for Annulments. She has offed retreats for parishes, schools, and religious communities. At Bellarmine, Lois has given professional trainings for Social Workers and most recently offered the Introductory Training in Hakomi Psychotherapy. She is a member of St. William church where she has served as co-chair of the Compassion Ministry for eight years and plays flute for services.