Hello

Barbara Rhode, LMFT
Founder of Red Tent

  • Favorite Song(s): Bruce Springsteen’s. “If I Should Fall Behind“.
  • Favorite Book(s): A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving
  • Favorite Online Resource(s): What?!
  • Go To Coping Skill/Self-Care: Meditation, prayer, a walk on the beach
  • Favorite Quote(s): “We don’t see things as they are. We see them as we are.” ~ Anais Nin

Amanda Ellis,
MSW, MPH, CPH

  • Favorite Song: You Only Get What You Give by New Radicals; With My Own Two Hands by Ben Harper
  • Favorite Online Resource: “Meditations” and “Spiritual Riffs“, Gabrielle Bernstein
  • Favorite Book(s): A Return to Love by Marianne Williamson; The Gifts of Imperfection by Brene Brown; The Color of Water by James McBride; Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom
  • Go To Coping Skill/Self-Care: Journaling, Meditation, Yoga, Reading
  • Favorite Quotes:
  • When another person makes you suffer, it is because he suffers deeply within himself, and his suffering is spilling over. He does not need punishment; he needs help.” ~ Thich Naht Hanh
  • Anything that annoys you is for teaching you patience
    Anyone who abandons you is for teaching you how to stand up on your own two feet
    Anything that angers you is for teaching you forgiveness and compassion
    Anything that has power over you is for teaching you how to take your power back
    Anything that you hate is for teaching you unconditional love
    Anything you fear is for teaching you courage to overcome your fear
    Anything you can’t control is for teaching you how to let go”      ~ Jackson Kiddard

Jill McCracken, PhD
Volunteer; Research Partner and Advocate

  • Personal Impact of Red Tent: Red Tent is actually creating women in community. We get to create ourselves together. I learn something new each time I’m involved—about myself and about what it means to be in community and to be deeply connected to others. Red Tent creates hope and embodies love and self-worth for everyone involved.
  • Favorite Song: To Make You Feel My Love (Adele/Boy Dylan); I Wanna Be Like Me (Sara Bareilles)
  • Favorite Book(s): The Gifts of Imperfection by Brene Brown; The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley; The Fifth Sacred Thing by Starhawk;
  • Go-To Coping Skill/Self-Care: Journaling, Singing, Painting, and Reading;
  • Favorite Quote: Furthermore, we have not even to risk the adventure alone; for the heroes of all time have gone before us, the labyrinth is fully known; we have only to follow the thread of the hero-path. And where we had thought to find an abomination, we shall find a god; where we had thought to slay another, we shall slay ourselves; where we had thought to travel outward, we shall come to the center of our own existence; where we had thought to be alone, we shall be with all the world.” ~Joseph Campbell

Diana Kane, BSW

Case Manager
Counselor, Lifelong Learner, “Resident Hugger”

  • Personal Impact of Red Tent: “I wish every woman had a Red Tent community to go to for healing, empowerment, and support. There is nothing more beautiful than watching a woman begin to recognize her own value. In Red Tent, women begin to create and rebuild a foundation, one stitch at a time, on which to establish stability, happiness, and hope.”
  • Favorite Songs: Four Blue Walls, The Duhks; Round & Round, Bob Schneider; Hole in the Bucket, Catie Curtis
  • Favorite Online Resources: Affirmative.ly, Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation, Shambhala
  • Favorite Books: When Things Fall Apart, Pema Chodron;  Eat, Pray, Love, by Elizabeth Gilbert; The Glass Castle: A Memoir, by Jeannette Walls; The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom (A Toltec Wisdom Book) by Don Miguel Ruiz
  • Go-To Coping Skill/Self-Care: Walks with my partner, naps, making gratitude lists, and helping others
  • Hobbies: Playing online Scrabble/Words with Friends, reading, listening to music, watching movies, and changing the world…
  • Favorite Quote(s):
    Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
    It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.
    We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be?
    You are a child of God.
    Your playing small does not serve the world. There’s nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you.
    We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone.
    And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.
    As we are liberated from our own fear, Our presence automatically liberates others.

~ Marianne Williamson