Wild rocker chick in a past life, thus the tattoos. ;)
Life to me nowadays is about showing up fully - being in the moment, growing, learning, and connecting, while also slowing down and enjoying the so-called "small" things and having fun doing it.
I spend a lot of time dancing (I especially love ecstatic and blues), meditating, writing, reading, cooking, walking, snuggling, being with loved ones, practicing yoga, and listening to inspiring talks and recordings. I love being out in nature and I get to the mountains pretty often. Ooh, and I love Authentic Relating/Authentic Games/Circling/Relational Yoga (see authenticworld.org)
I have a coaching business, which I LOVE. Coaching doesn't really begin to describe it...It's based on LOVE, mindfulness, and holistic wellness, and more than anything is about holding space for people to feel fully seen and accepted as they are, getting in touch with the wholeness & perfection that is the essence of us all, and helping them to live more fully, deeply, and healthfully from that place of being/awareness. I also teach meditation and iRest / Yoga Nidra and I love helping people to get started with, or go deeper with their practice...I won't get started here on the awesome power of meditation for shifting everything else in life...but WOW. It's foundational. Anyway, as of now I mostly work with people over Skype, which gives me a lot of freedom and flexibility. Yay!
Oooh, and I recently got my Irish citizenship and EU passport! Ireland is another home to me, but then again home is everywhere. I used to live in Berkeley and I generally get back out to California at least once a year (3 trips planned this year!) and Ireland at least every few years. It seems I'll be doing a lot more traveling in the next few years for teaching and I'm excited to see where that will take me and who I'll connect with along the way! Mmmm....Global Family. <3
I love healthy food made from high quality ingredients. Mostly organic/sustainable and lots of local/seasonal. I usually go to the farmers' market at least once a week and I cook most of my food at home - I usually keep it pretty simple, and always delicious. Mmmm...broadly speaking, some of my favorites are Japanese, Thai, and Indian cuisine.
I love music that I can DANCE to...My taste is pretty eclectic, although lately I've been getting more into electronic. I also like listening to traditional flute music, drums, and Kirtan. Some current favorites are East Forest, Scott August, Living Light, Mamuse, Shimshai, The Human Experience, Hang Massive, Nahko and Medicine for the People, Rising Appalachia, Trevor Hall, and Spearhead.
I'm not into TV, but I love watching a good comedy or documentary every once in a while. I'm pretty (super) picky about what I watch.
Spiritual practice (life itself as well as more formal practices)
Materially, I'd rather not be without a pen and something to write on. I've also been getting pretty into playing native flute and hula hooping, so I'd like to have those things around too :).
- You love to dance or are at least open to trying