Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
After about eight attempts at this profile, I've decided I'm
hopeless at writing about myself. So here goes!
A few fun facts about about me:
-I once came in second-place in a pie eating contest
-In my life I have owned no fewer than three Kenny G albums
-For one day in 2009, I was a multi-millionaire
-I've sung Bohemian Rhapsody exactly nine times for Karaoke
-My childhood pets included, but were not limited to, a pot-bellied
pig, two ferrets, and a rabbit named Bunnicula
Also, I lived in NYC until recently and it was an amazing
experience, and I love talking about it. I'm sure my friends will
tell you its annoying and they're probably right, but I'm shameless
in this matter. So please ask me all about it :)
What I’m doing with my life
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I'm working on a PhD in psychology, specializing in contemplative
neuroscience. I haven't nailed down my dissertation yet, but its
involving research into meditation practices that cultivate
compassion and empathy, and the benefits of these to our nervous
I do some training and consulting occasionally and am in the
process of offering training in mindfulness and meditation in the
workplace on a regular basis, hopefully by early next year.
In my free time I cheer for my Hawks, Dawgs, M's and, yes, even
Sounders now. I hike and backpack, I read sci-fi, I flail about in
my primitive attempts at cooking food more complex than Trader
Joe's stir fry. I just finished season 5 of Game of Thrones and now
I don't know what to do.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Public speaking. This has been a big part of my career and I love
doing it! I get a rush out of getting up there. And I'm a big
sucker for embarrassing karaoke.
I also like to write, and think I have some talent at it. I blog
(rarely these days with school), and I'm always working on book
ideas that sound glorious when I talk about them but mysteriously
never seem to get written...
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Books could go on for pages! Some greatest hits:
I'm a big big sci-fi fan. I love me some Frank Herbert and Isaac
Asimov. Card is really high on my list, even though I'm not totally
comfortable with some of his political views. And Neil Gaiman. And
Phillip K. Dick is amazing! I definitely need to read more of him.
Also Tolkien for the win.
Non-fiction-wise I read a lot of meditation-oriented material, both
for school, and because awesome. Also a lot of history, and some
political and intellectual history stuff. But mostly sci-fi because
I'm a big nerd.
TV: Game of Thrones, Mad Men, Simpsons, 30 Rock, Unbreakable Kimmy
Schmidt, Star Trek, Sherlock
Movies: Lots and lots and lots. Besides, you read my book and tv
lists so I'm sure you can guess these yourself.
Food: Yes please!
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
The meaning of life, zen (paradoxically), what the hell is really
My friends and family
What I'm going to eat next (sad but true)
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