Psychologist J. P. Guilford is known for his “cube of intellect.” It is his assertion that there are actually 150 components of intelligence, and not the usual verbal and math skills we tend to associate with smart people. Pittsford resident Lynn Freshman is a Renaissance woman of sorts, the proud possessor of multiple intelligences and business/volunteer/artistic pursuits.
A substitute music teacher for the Pittsford schools, Freshman recently started her own health and wellness business, Live Fresh Nutrition and Wellness. In addition to being a certified holistic health coach—specializing in keeping minds and bodies young and healthy as people age into their 50s and beyond—she is also a private piano teacher and a performer (and she especially likes performing in Nashville, Tennessee.)
Freshman turns to Rotary, the oldest and largest service organization in the world, for volunteer opportunities. Four years ago, Freshman traveled to India with other Rotarians who worked to improve the living conditions in a small village. She personally immunized 200 children for polio during a National Immunization effort.
Closer to home, Freshman, the proud “mother” of two pug dogs (Ms. Patsy Kleine and Ms. Mimi Pearl), attends dog-socialization events with her husband and other dog lovers. They are members of the Rochester Small Dog Playgroup and the Finger Lakes Pug Meet-up. She also volunteers on occasion at Lollypop Farm, by giving group tours.
Freshman acknowledges that her organizational skills are the key to accomplishment. That and her determination to keep herself in balance. “I love learning and will always be looking for new opportunities to expand my mind,” she said. That sense of adventure perfectly parallels her definition of creativity: “being fearless, trying new things and not necessarily conforming to what’s already been done.”
"Each day is a gift," said Freshman. "Our lives here on earth are relatively short, in the scheme of things, and there is so much to experience and learn. My personal mantra is to trust God, love one another and live life to the fullest!"