*Marcy Tardio, *Registered Nurse/Midwife, has been a healthcare provider for 40 years, first as an RN in oncology and the ICU, then as a midwife. Marcy was primary support for her mother, who descended into and died of severe dementia. Through this experience she learned how eldercare is deeply lacking. She is now a second year Master of Divinity student, Buddhist track, with a concentration in chaplaincy, at Union Theological Seminary. In her wisewoman years, the spiritual path is how she’s distilling what she learned as a practitioner, now, through the simple art of listening.