Friends of Aesthetic Realism
       Countering the Lies
“It’s a lie, and not a well told one at that.
  It grins out like a copper dollar.”

                  —Abraham Lincoln


Statement by Lorraine Galkowski, RN, BSN

I’m a wife and mother of two, living in North Carolina. I formally studied Aesthetic Realism over two decades ago. I subscribe to Aesthetic Realism publications and continue to see how its principles are true all around me. While studying Aesthetic Realism in my late teens and early twenties, I came to have a sincere and deep interest in helping others. I decided to pursue a career in nursing, and through learning Aesthetic Realism principles I excelled in the degree program though I had struggled to get through high school. I attained my RN license and have spent the last twenty plus years in a fulfilling career, where I continue to see how useful the Aesthetic Realism education is for others and for me in all areas of life. I am proof any career choice is only enhanced by knowledge of Aesthetic Realism principles. Personal success and pride are also more attainable.

Contrary to a statement by a few malcontents that one must live only with Aesthetic Realism students and close to the Foundation in New York City, living several hundred miles away from the Aesthetic Realism Foundation, I have not been made to feel I need to relocate or change my present life situation in any way to learn or study Aesthetic Realism. When I was in New York City a few years ago, I brought my two young sons, Andrew and Daniel, to a “Learning to Like the World” class for children at the Aesthetic Realism Foundation. Though I no longer formally studied Aesthetic Realism, both they and I were welcomed. My husband had never heard of Aesthetic Realism nor has he studied it formally. I haven’t had an Aesthetic Realism consultation in over 20 years, but my education remains useful. The knowledge I learned then has made every day happier for me.

Cary, North Carolina

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    Statements by Friends of Aesthetic Realism

    Barbara Allen
    Frances Amello
    Jerry Amello
    Christopher Balchin
    Mara Bennici
    David Berger
    Alice Bernstein
    Rachel J. Bernstein
    Barbara Buehler
    Gina Buffone
    Beverly Sue Burk
    Maureen Butler
    Jeffrey Carduner
    Margot Carpenter
    Lori & Robert Colavito
    Albert Corvino
    Nicholas Corvino
    Henry D'Amico
    Matthew D’Amico
    Ernest DeFilippis
    Vincent DiPietro
    Carol Driscoll
    Donita Ellison
    Anne Fielding
    Lorraine Galkowski, RN
    Pamela Goren
    Edward Green
    Avi Gvili
    Ames Huntting
    Mark Lale
    Dale Laurin
    Rose Levy
    Timothy Lynch
    Lorraine Mahoney, RN
    Derek Mali
    Glenn Mariano
    Haroldo Mauro Jr.
    Joseph Meglino
    Pauline Meglino
    Allan Michael
    Marvin Mondlin
    Robert Murphy
    Michael J. Nadeau
    Meryl Nietsch-Cooperman
    Ruth Oron
    Arnold Perey, PhD
    Lauren Phillips
    Jack Plumstead
    Maria Plumstead
    Rosemary Plumstead
    Rev. Wayne Plumstead
    Marcia Rackow
    Zvia Ratz
    Ann Richards
    Anthony C. Romeo
    Leila Rosen
    Rhonda Rosenthal
    Sally Ross
    Claudia Senatore
    Sheldon Silverman
    Jeffrey Sosinsky, MD
    Barbara Spetly McClung
    Joseph Spetly
    Faith K. Stern
    John Stern
    Arlene Sulkis
    Devorah Tarrow
    Jaime R. Torres, DPM
    Dennis L. Tucker
    Francine Weber
    Steve Weiner
    Miriam Weiss
    Carrie Wilson

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