I am outgoing and energetic, curious about life and people. I value intelligence, grounded-ness, connection, creativity, courage and enthusiasm. I am curvy, tall, and fit. I seek companions on the journey who are fascinated by and share their inner territory. I have a strong ability to stay present with all life has to offer. I love good food and silliness. While I have spent many years focused on the life of the mind, and almost always love intellectual inquiry, my current edge is to explore ways of knowing through the body, specifically through the practices of Authentic Movement and yoga. I also have experience with Orgasmic Meditation practice. I have a deep sense of the sacred and the imperative to serve it, but am not at all religious in a traditional way. Social justice and sex positivity are key to my attitude about living well. I am not interested in Astrology. I am drawn to others who have depth, who are really smart and open minded, warm to the world, and who insist on caring for themselves well in all areas.
What I’m doing with my life
I have an advanced degree and work at a graduate school; I love supporting people learning and growing into their gifts. I am making art, riding my bike, walking the earth, and cherishing connection with friends while exploring the depth and breadth of intimacy.
I’m really good at
Living simply. Scavenging. Creating outrageously beautiful things. Nourishing myself physically and spiritually. Listening and expressing myself. Being generous, kind and light . Sleeping. Punctuation. Connecting people with other people who they need to know.
The first things people usually notice about me
My height and my green eyes.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I love a lot of music! I just dicovered Portland band to Ages and Ages. I Love The Weepies, Mike Doughty, City and Colour, and Beck. Some of my other favorites are Citizen Cope, Dave Matthews, Michael Franti. Rickie Lee Jones, Sinead O'connor, Jamie Sieber, and Ray Lamontayne, to name a few. I also love a lot of international music, especially African and Latin - mostly with acoustic instruments rather than electronica. Club music, heavy metal, and much of pop music don't really speak to me. I get a big kick out of Postmodern Jukebox covers.
I love many films and watch when I can find the time, but I don't watch tv. Well ok, I confess, I burned through Game of Thrones on DVD and The Newsroom. I love foreign and independent films as well as some mainstream movies in most genres, with the exception of horror and violent action. Some that have stood out to me are: Incendies, Moonrise Kingdom, Cyrus, The Avengers, Crazy Stupid Love, Jane Eyre. Some favorites are: Memento, Lord of the Rings, Moonstruck, Fight Club, Michael Clayton, Serenity.
I am a huge book lover and am always dipping into something. I just finished a speculative fiction novel and am now reading "Mating in Captivity" by Esther Perel. I love natural history and fiction, including a range of speculative fiction, after too many years knocking my head against heavy duty philosophy and the like. Honestly, after graduate school, I now more often read the book of myself, as Krishnamurti says. I like David Deide and David Richo on relationships and being a grown up. While I don't often read CG Jung in the original any more, depth psychology is very key to my way of understanding myself and others.
The six things I could never do without
TOUCH, creativity and play
really good food every day
I spend a lot of time thinking about
What makes people tick and why we do what we do.
On a typical Friday night I am
Practicing introversion and re-filling the well. Doing something simple and relaxing, like having a good meal, and early bed.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I do not believe in pajamas.
You should message me if
You are Good, Giving and Game. You are fluent in giving and receiving. You are curious, laugh easily, and know the value of coming home. You love your life and yourself; you have the courage to show up for the mysterious, arduous, tantalizing process of discovery that intimacy is.