Your Name:  Dr. Jean Fisher Robinson

Your Email:

Your Address:  509 Troon Circle , Fort Washington , Md.   20744

Your Telephone:  (301) 292-7600 – work


To my fellow classmates at our 50th reunion (with me in absentia).  May God grant us wisdom and direction.  I carry a part of all of you in me.  Forgive me for my lack of brevity and presence.


1.    What is your favorite leisure activity?

a)    Reading , writing, creating, watching and indulging in life changing inspirational, enriching endeavors/activities for myself and to benefit others.

b)    Visiting places, participating in activities and meeting people that invite me to see deeper into my soul.


2.    How has your life changed since our last reunion?

(a) Family – been blessed with three beautiful grandchildren who transport me back in time and teach me to live in the present. They have made the second half of my life gloriously happy and gratifying beyond my grandest dreams. They continue to light up my life. I have been continually inspired and taught by the sage wisdom of my severely learning disabled daughter, Kimberly Dawn – as I watch in awe of my younger talented daughter Cameron Marlo Esquire (after raising 3 children) re-enter her legal career as a highly touted up and coming trial lawyer.

(b) Professionally -- wrote a multimillion dollar grant with NOVA Community College showcasing the two nonprofits I founded that would have actualized my life long dream to breathe life into and replicate the program locally and nationally.  Unfortunately that aspiration wasn’t meant to be (again!)  Back to the drawing board.


3.    What would you still like to do or accomplish?

a)    See #2b above – try, try again

1.    Develop a dedicated website to create a sharing platform for psychologists, educators and parents to pass along tips, cutting edge technology, therapy, techniques and other forms of advice for young adults with special needs.

2.    Develop practicum and internship opportunities with a small monetary incentive stipend, (as a post secondary option) for special needs young adults to learn Job skills though volunteer job experiences  with a job coach in a supportive employment setting funded by DRS etc.

3.    Develop a therapeutic website for private practice Psychology and Eductation Associates, Center for Enrichment (P.E.A.C.E.)


b) I’d like to finish and publish several books and thought      provoking inspirational articles 365 days a year activity cards,       magnetic quote calendars and ungames that are near        completion

c) Continue traveling expeditions around the world.

d) Finishing my Masters of Divinity Degree at the Episcopal Seminary

e) Pursue passionate causes through civil disobedience (social    justice) conscientious objector for the weak, voiceless, and      defenseless (man and animal)

f)  Photo – journalist, naturalist – create the pictures “worth a          thousand words”

g) Create transcendent powerful visual arts that reveal a flash of    revelation, a map of thoughts and inspiration through art genre         – a microcosm that instructs, dazzles and transforms (fabrigee          eggs, sculptor, paintings i.e. inspire myself and others in many      different genres.  “A work of art which did not begin in emotion         is not art.” (Paul Cezanne)

h)  Write a screen play (from my books)

i)   Film a documentary

j)   Study gorillas in Rwanda and Uganda ; follow in the footsteps of Diane Fossey who studied the mountain gorillas of the Viranga Volcanoes in Rwanda and Jane Goodall in Westen Tanzania to observe the chimpanzees of Gombe Stream with Louise Leake and Meave Leake

k)  Work with Dr. Jane Goodall

l)   Travel around with world with Dr. Wade Davis, Jared Diamond (author of Guns, Germs, Steel), Chris Rainier, Dr. Donald   Johanson

m) Pet Humpback whales in Baja California and the sea of Cortez n)       Explore Amazon River and Madagascar

o) Egypt (Dr. Zahi Hawass, Egyptologist)

p) Study tigers in India, panda bears in China, Polar Bears in the   Arctic, Penguins in Antarctica and Grizzly and Black Bears      in Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks and Giant           Sequoias in the Redwood Forest

q) Take Kim to Joao Teixeria de Favia  - John of God – in    Abadiania , Brazil . 

r)  To help myself and others prepare for eternity while winning      souls and saving my own.

s)  Provide resources that inform and instruct to maximize the         potential of everyone I come in contact with (and therefore    myself too)

t)   Provide a mission that centers on humanity.

u)  Help people (the walking wounded) go from victims to victorious

v)  Continue to excavate peoples lives and empower them towards         finding their passions and purpose in life.

w) Continue to venture into the unknown to discover the secrets of          the universe, flora and fauna and share the splendor of our         incredible planet with myself and others.


     4.      What did you accomplish that you are most proud of?


a.     Planting the seeds that sprouted the lives of my 2 children and 3 grandchildren and hopefully making a difference in their lives individually and collectively and building a treasure trove of happy family memories and rituals together.

b.    Teaching psychology and being the Founder and Director of two nonprofits – all of which, I pray, in some small way humbly made a difference in their lives as they surely impacted and made a difference in mine.

c.     Establishing my private practice, Psychology and Education Associates Center for Enrichment (P.E.A.C.E.) and

1.    integrating scientifically proven strategies from Eastern and Western Psychology through personal life coaching

2.    help patients develop a spiritual dimension in their lives through a practice drawn from a Christian based perspective, psychotherapy,(EMDR) Buddhist psychology, positive psychology mindfulness training, nutrition of science, integrative medicine model and inseparability of body and mind

d.    Designed multiple applied psychology curriculums

e.    Traveled around the world on an expedition circumnavigated the globe!

f.       Did a DNA ancestry search to discover my world wide geographic origins

g.    Analyzed the DNA of isolated cultures around the world (Genographic project – Dr. Spencer Wells)


5.      Where is a happy place for you?


a. making others happy[1]

b. stepping out of my ordinary life to contemplate transcendent matters, losing myself in the sacred recesses of my mind, in absence of thought (to a place that  gives peace and joy that circumstances cannot touch) - to the Divinity within – “the peace that passeth all understanding”

c. In nature (“Look deep into nature and then you will understand everything better.” Albert Einstein)

d. In love

e. In mindfulness

f.          Surrounded by loved ones

g. teaching and Life-long learning on a plethora of topics led by some of the best minds and educated members of an extraordinary community

h.     In company with curious, creative, empathic, humorous knowledge seekers on a spiritual journey while sharing a seething cauldron of ideas

i.        Swimming with the Dolphins in a research facility in Key West , Florida

j.        Snorkeling with penguins, sea turtles, sea lions, sharks, and the marine iguanas in the Galapagos with Dr. Carol Baldwin(curator at the Museum of Natural History ) and communing with the blue –footed Booby, the frigate bird and the flight-less cormorant

k.     On safari in Africa and the Great Migration

l.        Studying remote primitive cultures i.e. San Bushman in Kalahari Desert, Huli Wigman in Papua , New Guinea , Maasai , Tanzania

m.  Michelangelo’s Sistine chapal

n.     Walking in the footsteps of Christ in Jerusalem .


6.                What makes you happiest?


a.     Giving to others

b.    Building unforgettable enriching memories etched into my mind

c.     “The love of learning, the sequestered nooks and all the sweet serenity of books!”

d.    Reflecting on, reviewing, retrieving and reliving the golden and diamond days memories of my life stored in the sacred recesses of my mind (life review)


7.                What is your favorite novel, movie or song?


                    Movie – independent foreign films (i.e. Intouchable)          Documentaries, Earth Day films (nature and animals, humorous films         (Big Mamma, Martin Lawrence, Eddie Murpyhy, Woody Allen, Jay           Leno) Religious Films i.e. “Courageous,”  “Fireproof”

                   novelsDostoyevsky and Tolstoy novels –“The Brother’s         Karamazov, etc… I prefer nonfiction always over fiction – Carl Young,           Joseph Campbell, Deepak Chopra

                   songs – Handel’s Messiah, Hallelujah chorus, “Annie’s Song”    any of John Denver, Kenny Rogers, Johny Cash, Willie Nelson,           Roger Whittaker, Religious- Sandy - Patti:  “How Great Thou Art”, “In          the Garden,” “Amazing          Grace,” “To God Be the Glory,” “In the    Garden,” “Breathe on me Breath of God”


8.                Do you have any pet peeves?


a.     “One may have a blazing hearth in one’s soul and yet no one ever comes to sit by it. Passersbye see only a wisp of smoke from the chimney and continue on their way”  (van Gogh)

b.    What we are tuned into – we are turned into.  Be selective!   What we pour into our heads through books, films, T.V., internet etc. we “act on and become”


9.                Do you have any favorite mottos or sayings?

     (a) “I have learned silence from the talkative; tolerance form the intolerant and kindness from the unkind. I should not be ungrateful to those teachers.”  (Kahil Gibran)


     (b) “Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around (Leo Buscaglia)

     (c) “We acquire the strength we have overcome”  (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

     (d) “I am part of all that I have met” (Alfred Lord Tennyson)


10.           What important message do you have for today’s youth or for senior citizens?

     (a) Constantly recalibrate your future by piecing together the rubble of the past, as well as personal scars, and learn from it with a depth of insight and righteous indignation.

     (b) Follow the sage advise of Lama Kinle, a Buddhist monk form Bhutan “If you get to the end of your life and you have regrets that you could have done better – then you blew it” (words said through his translator)

     (c) Live less for material things and more for things eternal and spiritual

     (d) Follow your bliss.

     (e) Family is priority

     (f) Cherish, nurture and enrich friendships

     (g) Suffering is your accomplishments and resume is your greatest teacher

     (h)  Take your accomplishment to the dump ( the good stuff, credentials titles and diplomas – “there are no pockets in shrouds”)

     (I) This world is a classroom for the next.

     (j) The less broken have to take care of the more broken

     (k) To who much is given much is expected.”

     (l) How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young compassionate with the aged; sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and strong – because someday you will have been all of these.” (George Washington Carver)


          A Prayer of Saint Francis of Assisi


Lord, make me an instrument of

   Your peace.

Where there is hatred, let me sow


Where there is injury, pardon,

Where there is doubt, faith,

Where there is despair, hope,

Where there is darkness, light,

    and where there is sadness, joy.


O Divine Master, grant that I may

   not so much seek to be consoled,

   as to console;

To be understood, as to understand;

To be loved, as to love;

For it is in giving that we


It is in pardoning that we are pardoned;

And it is in dying that we are

   born to eternal life.



Go placidly amid the noise and haste,
and remember what peace there may be in silence.

As far as possible without surrender
be on good terms with all persons.
Speak your truth quietly and clearly;
and listen to others,
even the dull and the ignorant;
they too have their story.
Avoid loud and aggressive persons,
they are vexations to the spirit.

If you compare yourself with others,
you may become vain or bitter;
for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.

Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans.
Keep interested in your own career, however humble;
it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.
Exercise caution in your business affairs;
for the world is full of trickery.
But let this not blind you to what virtue there is;
many persons strive for high ideals;
and everywhere life is full of heroism.

Be yourself.
Especially, do not feign affection.
Neither be cynical about love;
for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment
it is as perennial as the grass.

Take kindly the counsel of the years,
gracefully surrendering the things of youth.
Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune.
But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings.
Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness.

Beyond a wholesome discipline,
be gentle with yourself.
You are a child of the universe,
no less than the trees and the stars;
you have a right to be here.
And whether or not it is clear to you,
no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.

Therefore be at peace with God,
whatever you conceive Him to be,
and whatever your labors and aspirations,
in the noisy confusion of life keep peace with your soul.

With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams,
it is still a beautiful world.
Be cheerful.
Strive to be happy.[2]

My Child, I’ve Often Heard Your Question:

This message is my answer.

You’r e concerned about the hungry in the world, millions

who are starving… and you ask,

“What can I do?”… FEED ONE.

You grieve for all the unborn children

murdered everyday… and you ask:

“What can I do?”…SAVE ONE.

You’re haunted by the homeless poor who wander

city streets… and yo ask: “What can I do?”…


You feel compassion for those who suffer pain, sorrow

and despair… and you ask: “What can I do?”…



Your heart goes out to the lonely, the abused and

the imprisoned… and you ask: “What can I do?”…


You can light one candle or curse the darkness.

“For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.

Then the righteous will answer him, Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink?  When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, needing clothes and clothed you? When did we see you sick or in prison and go to assist you?  “The King will reply, I tell you the truth whatever you did for one of the least of these my brethren, you did it unto me.”    (Matthew 25, 35, 37, 38, 40)

No Man Is An Island

No man is an island,
Entire of itself.
Each is a piece of the continent,
A part of the main.
If a clod be washed away by the sea,
Europe is the less.
As well as if a promontory were.
As well as if a manor of thine own
Or of thine friend's were.
Each man's death diminishes me,
For I am involved in mankind.
Therefore, send not to know
For whom the bell tolls,
It tolls for thee.

John Donne


We shall not cease from exploration

And the end of all our exploring

Will be to arrive where we started

And know the place for the first time.

T.S. Eliot


11.           Name four places you have been to:  states, countries, or places of interest


                   National Geographic Expedition – “Journey of Man” around the world with Dr. Spencer Wells.

1.                Beijing , China

2.                Ulaanabaatar , Mongolia

3.                Siem Reap, Cambodia (Ankor Wat)

4.                Port Douglas , Queensland , Australia

5.                Papua , New Guinea

6.                Sandakan , Malaysian Borneo

7.                Chennai , India

8.                Mauritius

9.                Kalahari Desert , Botswana ( Southern Africa )

10.           Arusha , Tanzania   (Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater

11.           Dordogne, and parts of France , Aix-en-Provence , Paris – the magical garden of Claude Monet in Givernay and the caves of Lascaux II and Rouffigna


          Other Trips

                   1) Paris, 2)Zanzibar, 3)Galapagos, 4) Galapagos (Ecuador), 5) Italy, Rome, Florence, Sorrento, Umbria, and Tuscany, and their Medieval hill towns – Assisi, Siena, San Gimignanon, Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel, Isle of Capri 6) United Kingdom (London, England), 7) Greece, Athens, Sentorini 8) The Holy land, Tel Aviv, Israel/Jerusalem, Bethlehem and the West Bank, The Jordan River Valley/Tiberias (I was baptized in the Jordan River), Galilee, Nazareth, Caesarea, 9) American Southwest, Grand Canyon, Bryce and Zion National Parks, California, 10) Mexico


I’ve traveled to 6 of the 7 Continents of the world 1) Asia, 2) Africa, 3) North America, 4) South America, 5) Europe, 6) Australia , (my goal is to travel to the 7th continent of Antarctica to complete my journey of Exploration and visit the penguins.)


7) But “The view I love the most is my front porch looking in.”


In conclusion, life is banquet and I want to taste every dish.  So far it has been a glorious adventure!  But “I’ve still got a few more dances with the devil…”  May we finish the work we’ve been sent here to do.


See you at our 60th.