I'm a very easy-going person and enjoy meeting new people and
hearing their stories. On one hand, I'm a bit of a goof and love to
joke around, on the other, am committed to living an eco-conscious
lifestyle and working towards creating a more just world. Spending
time in natural spaces, dancing to live music, long dinner and
games nights with friends are favorite pastimes that make my heart
sing. Learning about different geographical and cultural contexts
will never cease to be exciting and inspirational for me. I
consider myself to be on a life-long journey of learning and
spiritual growth. I would like to meet someone who has a great
sense of humour, who likes to get involved in their community, and
who would prefer discovering new places by hanging out with the
locals rather than lounging at the all-inclusive resort.
What I’m doing with my life
I have a massage therapy practice and am currently working towards
a masters in theology.
I’m really good at
Meaningful conversation, putting people at ease, telling funny
stories, being empathetic, cross-country skiing, being there for my
friend, persevering when the going gets tough, and being a great
The first things people usually notice about me
People usually comment on my approachable nature and my smile.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: The Poisonwood Bible; Book of Negroes; Anatomy of the Heart;
The World in Your Kitchen; The Prophetic Imagination; The Herbal
Medicine Maker's Handbook; Atlas of Human Anatomy
Movies: Lost in translation; The Red Violin; Eagle vs. Shark; The
Hours; Life is Beautiful; too many to name...
Shows: 30Rock, Colbert Report; Grey's Anatomy
Music: World music, especially various percussion from Africa and
Brazil; folk music; Canadian and international indie music
Food: I love food and going to farmers markets. I love discovering
hidden gem hole-in-the-wall neighbourhood restaurants with great
food of any kind. Top of the list for me would be Ethiopian, Indian
The six things I could never do without
A fun vacation to look forward to
I spend a lot of time thinking about
How my words and actions affect other people
How to affect positive change through my words and actions
Finding the right balance between living in a vibrant,
multicultural city with endless opportunities for artistic , social
and political engagement, and the joy I derive from playing in
How to bring the things that feed my soul together with the way I
pay the rent.
On a typical Friday night I am
Either writing a paper OR out at a house party/seeing live music.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I liked the New Kids on the Block as a teenager.
I am just now getting comfortable swimming with my face
I have had more than one fashion malfunction over the years.
You should message me if
You like what you've read;
You don't find it physically challenging to smile and laugh;
You wouldn't mind being around someone who might enjoy satirizing
cheesy 80s music from time to time;
You might like to go paddling in the summer and skiing in the
You are looking for something other than a "nice wife."