Susanlily and Rick have been married for 44 years. After their two children had left home for college in 1991, Susanlily and Rick decided to sell their house in Boulder, Colorado, so they, too, could embark on the adventure of their lives. Not knowing anyone in New Mexico, and not having jobs waiting for them, didn't dampen their readiness to experience something new. Feeling an “inner call” to relocate in New Mexico, they explored the western half of the state on a week-long driving trip and decided to make the move. They settled in Socorro County, since it has beautiful surrounding mountains similar to Boulder, has a fine college at the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, offers the lush ecosystem of the Rio Grande River Valley and is a charming little town with warm, friendly people.
The Barclays have a daughter, Dinah Lee and three beautiful adult granddaughters, Molly, Emily and Karlie. Dinah Lee and her daughters all live and work in towns and cities located in central and western Iowa. The Barclay's younger daughter, Ellenorah, unexpectedly passed away in 2003 - she was 29 years old.
Rick was a psychology professor at the University of Colorado in Boulder. His areas of specialty were experimental, developmental, learning and cognitive psychology. When he and Susanlily moved to Socorro, Rick opted to make a radical career change and tried being an independent commodities trader for several years. Eventually tiring of the stress related to this work, Rick decided it was again time to make another change, so in 2007, he and Susanlily purchased two foreclosed homes and set to work rehabbing the properties. When completed, the two houses were used as rental properties, but in 2012 and again in 2015, the Barclays decided to sell the investment properties and focus on developing Cranehaven as a healing retreat. Rick studied meridian energy healing techniques, becoming a certified Emotional Freedom Technique practitioner. He continues to offer this healing service today, although he also teaches psychology classes at Central New Mexico Community College in Albuquerque. In his spare time, Rick gets plenty of exercise keeping the house and land of Cranehaven B & B in good running order,
Susanlily has a Masters Degree in Psychology from the University of Colorado. She has been a certified hypnotherapist in private practice since 1998. She also has mediumistic ability and is an intuitive healer. Using her knowledge of traditional herbal remedies, Susanlily also hand-made organic herbal skincare products, which she marketed in beauty salons, health-food stores and drugstores in Boulder, Denver and in personal care catalogues. In 2005, she combined her experience as a certified exercise instructor with her knowledge of hypnotherapy to create and produce a unique and powerful workout DVD called Light Moves Transformational Exercise. This workout uses specially composed music with soothing, melodic auditory properties that stimulate production of deeply relaxing alpha brain wave activity. Hearing this music in the background, along with hearing spoken affirmations of health and lasting youth, while simultaneously performing the simple dance-like exercises of Light Moves, integrates the benefits of gentle physical movement with mind calming relaxation and emotional uplift. Light Moves Transformational Exercise leaves you feeling mentally focused and refreshed during and after your exercise session, bringing about improvements on many levels of your whole self, enhancing physical, mental and spiritual well being in one 35-minute exercise session.
Susanlily and Rick have again been called to participate in another grand adventure; this is the sharing the abundant beauty of Nature and of the magical presence of the large flock of cranes who call Cranehaven Wild Bird Sanctuary home during the daylight hours from late October through the end of March. Susanlily and Rick's lives have become centered around living in concert with Nature and sharing their healing knowledge and skill with others. They hope you'll consider spending a little of your time with them at Cranehaven B & B so they can meet and learn more about you, too.