I'm a guitarist and percussionist, and learning an awesome Italian percussion instrument called the tammorra. I am often found with American or Brazilian friends listening to bossa nova or dancing samba, or jamming in the style Brazilians call "pagode".
Another group of old friends has also led me to explore the realms of personal development and authentic relating, and in many ways that is where I am facing my biggest opportunities for growth and challenge. The many offshoots of the Integral movement are taking me on a fabulous journey of self-discovery.
I'm a social worker by trade. It's a stable gig and I get to help people, but it doesn't begin to define me.
I am a social creature but need lots of time alone too. It's a balance.
To go on this ride with me, you must know and love yourself and your body, and love being a woman. Have something to offer that no one else on earth can offer, and know instinctively what that is. Bring it!
I am often found cooking my Italian food, practicing guitar and percussion, and getting together with a group of very old friends to explore subjects related to spirituality, relationships, and sexuality. I have a rigorous home-based yoga practice and strength training routine that keeps me in shape. I'm looking for a cardio routine that won't bore me to death -- something competitive that doesn't require a ton of equipment.
My teenage daughter is abroad for the summer & goes off to college in the Fall. (Although she hasn't lived with me for a long time, we saw each other a lot.) So my calendar now has lots of room and I'm ready to come out & play!
Italian food. Italian food. Spanish food. Italian food.
My thoughts on TV:
I value quiet time at home, both alone and with my partner. I was living without a TV set since way before such a thing became "cool". I can take or leave TV, and will watch your favorite show with you. However, if you're the kind of person who spends all weekend with the TV on, we are probably not a good match.
My favorite musicians are Brazilian: Heitor Villa-Lobos, Dorival Caymmi, Tom Jobim, Luiz Bonfá, Baden Powell, Marcos Valle, Marisa Monte, Bossacucanova, and Paulinho da Viola, to name a few. And, since a two-week trip to Southern Italy, I am addicted to the Italian styles known as tammorriata and tarantella.
3. e-mail / Facebook
4. My daughter's phone number
5. ATM card
6. smart phone