Born and raised in Irvington, New Jersey, Ilene was the youngest of six, a tag end kid raised in the middle of a shopping center as her father refused to sell the family home. Grocery stores and shops of all kinds were built all around them. Because her mother was seriously ill most of her childhood, Ilene experienced benign neglect and was something of a lost child. But in spite of this, she was a free spirit, smart, cute, awake and creative, her life fueled by an innate sense of optimism and determination.
Ilene was an early psychedelic pioneer, experimenting with LSD during a time when it was still legal, its effects not yet fully comprehended. During the early sixties, she along with an entire community of fellow trippers, innocently thought that they could change the world into one that valued love over materialism, particularly through the use of psychedelic drugs.
Years later, Ilene is now a licensed Marriage & Family Therapist. She helps people reunite with their innate wisdom, so they can experience more of the love, connection and happiness that she believes is every human’s birthright. She helps people develop a deep knowing of who they are and what they stand for.
This, her first book is her discovery about herself and life, and her journey to become who she is today. She is happy to connect with readers and say hi. You can email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.