Kathy Elkind

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Kathy’s love of cooking began as a teenager when she started making dinners for her younger siblings because her mother had no interest in good food. During the summers of her college years she was a personal cook for a family on Cape Cod. After graduating from St. Lawrence University with a double major in Environmental Studies and Geology, she ventured out West and ran a bakery in Bend, Oregon for three years. Kathy came back East to get her Master of Education and teaching certificate at Lesley University. For five years she taught elementary school before deciding to stay home and raise her two children. Kathy returned to teaching reading at the Harvard Elementary School for four years. She also took classes on nutrition from Hale Sofia Schatz, author of the book, If the Buddha Came to Dinner. She started Elkind Nourishment and taught cleanse classes. But something was missing, so she trained to be an Eating Psychology Coach (now called a Mind Body Coach) and A Teacher of Mindful Self-Compassion. Kathy coached and taught for ten years. Now Kathy has transitioned to writing and long-distance walking. She wants to experience many adventures in this short life. Kathy walked the GR5, The Andulacia Coast to Coast trail in southern Spain, two weeks of the Cammino Naruale de Parchi and two weeks on Via Ellenica in Italy. Her list of future trails to walk is a mile long. Her essay, ‘Hope From Simple Fruit’, is published in Art in the Time of Unbearable Crisis edited by Stephanie Raffelock. To Walk It Is To See It is her first memoir. She lives with her husband and walking partner, Jim in the Mad River Valley of Vermont.