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b_town

34 F Oakland, CA

My Details

Last Online
Online now!
Orientation
Straight
Ethnicity
White
Height
5′ 8″ (1.73m)
Body Type
Diet
Mostly vegetarian
Smokes
No
Drinks
Rarely
Drugs
Never
Religion
Buddhism
Sign
Libra, and it’s fun to think about
Education
Graduated from masters program
Job
Other
Income
Relationship Status
Single
Relationship Type
Offspring
Doesn’t have kids, but wants them
Pets
Likes dogs
Speaks
English (Fluently), Spanish (Okay)

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My self-summary
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Hi!

I'm a down to earth New Englander who has made the Bay Area home for ten years. In general, I strive for a simple life full of time in nature, travel, deep connections, light and memorable moments of fun and laughter, and hopefully a solid partnership with someone who shares similar values.

I am drawn to spirituality and try to use Buddhist principles as my guiding values in life.

I appreciate natural beauty and design, and am a fan of the Japanese aesthetic Wabi-Sabi. http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wabi-sabi

I believe that we should enjoy life as much as possible, and take advantage of our freedom to be and express ourselves completely. Yoga (tantric/energy based that is grounded in alignment/Iyengar lineage) and dance (Latin and Cuban Salsa, mostly) are big parts of my life. I also practice and teach relaxation modalities through a program called Urban Zen Integrative Therapy (Reiki, restorative yoga, pranayama, aromatherapy).

I have a wanderlust spirit, and adventures keep life flowing. I've traveled a good amount, and lived abroad in Latin America.

I have a dream to live by the beach again, maybe in Santa Cruz or another coastal town in California, or Mexico, where I can fall asleep to crashing waves every night.
What I’m doing with my life
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For my 9-5, I am a psychotherapist to teenagers at a continuation high school.

As I said, yoga and dance are a big part of my life, as is getting out into nature for day or weekend trips. Anything involving water is appealing to me. Today I drifted down the Russian River and felt completely rejuvenated afterward.

I am planning to study somatic psychotherapy at the Hakomi Institute.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Seeing the big picture
Being a good friend
Pushing outside my comfort zone
Finding beauty and humanity in difficult situations
Being silly
Salsa dancing

I'm getting better at:

Teaching yoga
Sewing and knitting- love DIY creative projects (wish I had more time for this)
Very sloooowly getting a little better at playing Maracatu, a type of Brazilian music from the northeast. I started taking lessons about a month ago with a great community of people.
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
A friend said it was my long legs, and that I was trusting because I lent her money in the first hour we met. That was in Guatemala nine years ago, and we're still good friends : )
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Recent spotify playlists: Otis Redding, Stevie Wonder, Janelle Monae, Timba, Calle 13, some Kirtan, Arcade Fire, Silvio Rodriguez. My tastes are wide, and I love to learn about new music and see live shows.

Movies- anything Woody Allen or Pedro Almodovar, When Harry met Sally, Harold and Maude, The NeverEnding Story

NPR, This American Life

I don't own a TV, and hardly watch any shows recently. But I'm not averse to vegging out in front of a good series. The Wire and 30 Rock are both great. Greys Anatomy is a guilty pleasure- please don't judge : )

Books are important, and I'm usually reading a few at a time. Americanah is great so far, and I finally picked up Non-Violent Communication. Good, practical tools for any kind of relationship.

Sufi poetry : )

I try to eat healthy, unprocessed food- more greens, less sugar. When I had a garden for a short time, I loved growing my own vegetables, and would like to move to a new home where I can do that again.

Apart from an occasional cocktail, I rarely drink alcohol right now.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
"The cure for anything is salt water- sweat, tears or the sea."
-Isak Dineson
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Traveling/living abroad again

After many years as a social worker, shifting my career to be more sustainable and in alignment with my passions.

Meeting a partner to share this life journey
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Definitely not at a crowded bar.

Possibly dancing Cuban Salsa, curling up with a book, or at a dinner party with friends

or maybe on an epic date with you...that involves a sunset hike...
I’m looking for
  • Guys who like girls
  • Ages 32–43
  • Near me
  • Who are single
  • For long-term dating
You should message me if
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It feels right to do so.

You laugh often.

You choose to spend money on experiences over material objects.

You are relationship-minded, and actively desire something solid that will eventually be monogamous.