A working artist, Leslie Ann McQuaide is a core member of ANEM. Her commitment to the principles of ANEM and its legacy of Peace has been heavily influenced over many years by her teacher, Nina Palmieri. In addition, she is grateful to her mentor, Dr. Tudor Marinescu, MD Phd., for showing her the healing pathways of the Red Road.

Storytelling is an ancient tradition whereby older people pass on lessons and truths they have discovered while living their individual lives in the hope that these stories can help younger people to understand their own experiences as part of a much larger body of expanding human heart knowledge.

It is within this framework that Leslie Ann McQuaide tells stories from her life as an altar and shrine maker, the stumbles and tumbles, and general awesomeness of being gifted the opportunity to visit this world and figure out what it is all supposed to mean.