Dr. Barbara Laymon is a clinical associate and faculty member at the Bowen Center for the Study of the Family. Recently retired from a career in public health, she continues to be interested in how context shapes health and how communities can work together to address the context for family health. The author of a religious novella, she blogs weekly about family systems processes found in scripture. Licensed as a professional counselor in MD and DC, she enjoys reflecting with her clients about family emotional processes. Her recent research has focused on individuality and togetherness in prairie dogs.