February 16, 2010
I am about to be a great grandmother and have dreamed, prayed and given my energy to the idea of grandmothers' councils in government and society for 25 years. I have Cherokee and Celtic ancestry and studied the wisdom of the Seneca intensively for 7 years (1987-1994), until the elders quit teaching. I used the healing techniques that were allowed in my work as a substance abuse counselor until they stopped anything that sounds like "religion" from being used in counseling through the states of TX and Arkansas. I taught a few of workshops comparing one of the Seneca medicine wheels to the 12-steps of Alcoholics Anonymous.