Deborah first learned about the Principles in 2016 after retiring from a 27 year career in human services. She had several positions ranging from direct care to program coordinator and case manager. All of these positions involved services for persons with serious mental illness. Prior to that she was involved with medical education at three different medical schools in Iowa City and Kansas City. Deborah’s academic background is in counseling, curriculum and instruction and adult education. In 2019 she became more involved in learning more and sharing the Principles with others. Deborah is very interested in the relationship between spirituality and psychology and how this understanding can facilitate healing for everyone and especially those who suffer from mental illness. Deborah lives in Windsor Heights with a housemate and two cats. She likes to cook, read, go to the gym and travel.