As a longtime lover of life on Earth, I long to support people to move into empowered action on its behalf. The Work That Reconnects provides a living, powerful way to do this, and I'm grateful to be a student of Joanna Macy and a facilitator of these group processes. I live in Guelph, Canada in the watershed of the Speed River and the Great Lakes, in the territory of the Mississauga of New Credit. Now retired from work as a relational therapist, I am moving more into a mentoring role to support development of community capacity in activism, WTR and Active Hope, and training for the Transition Movement. A story I choose to live by is this: I believe that people working together, each contributing their unique gifts, passions and skills, can unleash the intention, talents and collaborative energies to create a livable future for ourselves, our descendants, and all beings yet to come into life.