This website is a space devoted to the ways, both big and small, I find to cultivate spaciousness in my life.
I hope that by sharing my journey, you might also find greater spaciousness.
Thank you for spending time here.
Hello, my name is Rosanna. I am a mom to two lively boys, one a teenager and the other a toddler, and a stillborn daughter. My first marriage ended in divorce in 2002, and after seven demanding yet richly rewarding years of single parenthood, my husband James and I were married in 2009.
My strong Jewish identity continues to evolve, integrating my heritage as the grandchild of two leftist-atheist, first-generation Jewish grandparents, and two at-least-fifth-generation, non-practicing Protestant grandparents. The Judaism of my childhood was filled with wonderful holiday celebrations, mostly in our home. I discovered Reconstructionist Judaism in college, and immediately knew I had found my spiritual home. I am an active member, and now board member, at our (almost) local Reconstructionist congregation, Congregation Agudas Achim in Attleboro, Mass. I also trained at Lev Shomea, a institute for spiritual directors in the Jewish Tradition.
I live in Rhode Island, where I was raised, and I have lived in four other other time zones as well. My professional background is in public policy and non-profit administration, and I currently work part-time at a non-profit dedicated to early childhood education. Among my very favorite things to do are singing and music-making, painting and collage, walking in the woods, and enjoying the company of family and friends.