fever or unremembered wings,
and I went my own way
deciphering that burning fire...
- pablo neruda
January 2014 - I arrived a bit early for my first ever client and decided to take in some conscious breaths at the nearby park. Feeling embodied in the moment, I gingerly ventured towards the counseling center. En route, I passed a young boy (5 years old) and his father. We smiled and said hello. Just as I passed, the little boy turned around and said, "what do you do?" Caught a bit off guard by such an unexpected and direct question, I paused for a moment, turned inwards, and reflected. And for the first time in my life I said, "I am a therapist." The words deeply resonated - a 'truth' had been spoken. I landed into a profound inner calm that enveloped my being as I walked into the center with head held high and heart radiating. Ahhhhh, moments like these reinforce the feeling that I do not walk this path alone and in fact am being guided and nurtured along the way.
I am a relaxed fun-loving intelligent man who tries not to take myself or life too seriously. Although ultimately up for anything, i definitely prefer situations that cultivate intimacy (smaller groups, dinner parties, anything outdoors related). I have an active mind and open heart that love to engage with people and discover the world. yoga and meditation nurture my body/spirit and help maintain balance in my life. i am a true gentlemen through and through and am looking for a woman who appreciates this rare quality - yes, chivalry is not dead! :) witty remarks and laughter are always with me (huge bonus points if you can play right along). I'm a basketball fan (long time warriors season ticket holder) and play competitive tennis. Photography and traveling (40 countries and counting) are my passions for stimulating creativity and a sense of adventure. my dog rio is my favorite. to know him is to know me.