Shaping Who We Are: U.S. Mother’s Day

– May 10th, 2020 – Dear Friends, This weekend, Sunday, May 10th, many of us will celebrate Mother’s Day in addition to IPM’s 46th Anniversary. It will be especially difficult with many of us physically separate from our mothers, grandmothers, aunts, mentors, and all those women who have had such an impact on our lives. … Read more

The 50th Anniversary of Earth Day

– April 22nd, 2020 – Today is the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day. 50 years…so hard to believe! It seems like only yesterday that I gathered with hundreds (if not thousands) on the New Haven Green to advocate for our Mother Earth—and that was 30 years ago! IPM, like so many of our friends and … Read more

#HolyDaysAndPhysicalDistancing #Passover #Easter

– April 10th, 2020 – Many of us we are now in the midst a sacred time. While it is certainly hard to believe it’s already Passover & Easter, it may be harder still to come to terms with remaining in the continued fast of physical distancing. For a hugger like me, the challenge of … Read more


– April 3rd, 2020 – Pandemia  from Italia to where I sit  Friends and loved ones  caught in a web  Tangle of misunderstanding  of fear and othering  Inability to take heart  to take responsibility  Where O God  to find peace at times like this  Where O Soul  burdened down  Where O Lungs  longing for breath  … Read more

What is Most Important: IPM & Covid-19

– March 27th, 2020 – Dear Friends, I write this special note to you after having spent much of the past two weeks in Texas for a family memorial. While gathered there in the midst of an expanding pandemic, I was touched by the myriad conversations with friends from across the IPM Family and the … Read more