Elaine Mansfield writes with a strong sense of place and an intimate connection to nature in her forthcoming memoir. Her writing reflects her 40 years as a student of Jungian psychology, mythology, philosophy, and meditation.
Since her husband’s death in 2008, her work and writing have focused on end-of-life and bereavement issues. She was a nutritionist, exercise trainer, and women’s health counselor for 25 years, wrote extensively about these subjects and taught workshops, classes, and individuals until 2011.
Elaine facilitates bereavement support groups for people who have lost spouses or partners at Hospicare and Palliative Care of Tompkins County in Ithaca, NY 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.