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 decided to settle in Socorro since it had surrounding mountains similar to Boulder, has a fine college at the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, 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 30 years old.
Rick was a psychology professor at the University of Colorado in Boulder. When he moved to Socorro, he pursued a career as an independent commodities trader. In 2007, Rick decided to do something different, so 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 keeps Cranehaven House and land in good running order, and also works part-time at WalMart in Socorro.
Susanlily has a Masters Degree in Psychology from the University of Colorado. She has been a certified hypnotherapist in private practice since 1998. Using her knowledge of traditional herbal remedies, Susanlily created a business making and marketing herbal skincare products. She also combined her experience as an exercise instructor with that of hypnotherapy to create and produce a unique and powerful workout program called Light Moves Transformational Exercise. This workout is slow and nurturing and helps to improves one's physical, mental and spiritual well being. She also has mediumistic ability and is an intuitive healer.
Susanlily and Rick have again been called to participate in another grand adventure. This is the sharing of their magical land and home with others, so that they too might receive the healing effects of being at Cranehaven. Their lives have become centered around living in concert with Nature and sharing their healing knowledge and skill with others.
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