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
  • 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

Bonnie Schwartz

Volunteer Coordinator

  • Personal Impact of Red Tent: Being retired, Red Tent gives me a chance to interact with new people and organizations. I feel like I make a difference in people’s lives. I can keep up with my computer and communication skills. I meet people of all ages and walks of life. I meet and work with amazing women. I make lasting friendships which feed my soul. I learn, I share and I laugh!
  • Favorite Song:  Pachabel’s “Canon in D”. I play the piano but never played this piece. I like all types of music including classical.
  • Favorite Book: Hill Towns by Anne Rivers Siddons. One of my favorite authors, a Southern great.
  • Go To Coping Skill/Self Care:  When I’m really feeling down, I compare my life to other people’s. There is always someone with much worse problems than mine. It puts my life in a different, and better, perspective.
  • Favorite Quote:  “Once you believe in yourself, you can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit.” E E Cummings

Meg Hogan, HeartMath® Coach / Trainer


  • Personal Impact of Red Tent: The personal impact I experience working with Red Tent is life transforming – humility and awareness two of the most profound areas of personal development for me. Working with women whose precarious history, generally due to the experience of trauma beyond the average person’s comprehension, is tremendously humbling. Hearing their stories, learning their challenges, feeling their defense; then witnessing the women, many the mothers of our future generation, embrace possibilities of self-worth, confidence, and hope through support, care, and tutelage of other women in a safe and creative environment, is a testament to human resilience and a consciousness of raising each other up.
  • Favorite Song: “Here Comes the Sun” – Richie Havens
  • Favorite Book: I have many but could read this book over and over – Mutant Message Down Under by Marlo Morgan
  • Go to Coping Skill/ Self- Care: HeartMath® Resilience Advantage™
  • Favorite Quote: The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched, they must be felt with the heart.” – Helen Keller