Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I still believe in all those old-fashioned radical values like the
power of love and awakening. For better or worse, I always seem to
be drawn toward the less-trodden path. Art and creative pursuits
have served me well along this road. Caring for myself and others
around me is also important. In that vein, food is like a sacrament
to me- growing it, preparing it, and the simple, sensual pleasure
of eating it. Sharing meals and good conversation together with
close friends is one of the cornerstones of life at home.
I am a half-time mom with an outrageous, delightful 20-year-old
daughter who keeps me entrenched in popular culture whether I like
it or not. Parenting has been a humbling, yet rewarding endeavor.
She’s off to college now, so I am rejoicing in a bit more freedom
in my life lately. I like the idea of being with someone who has an
appreciation for the parenting experience.
I am unusual in that I actively reside in both hemispheres of my
brain - I appreciate a clever proof of the law of cosines just as
much as a sublime translation of Rilke. I have had many different
fulfilling careers and I am often not satisfied with ’ordinary’.
I’ve traveled far and wide, both internationally and across the
hills and valleys of my own inner landscape. I’m not afraid of the
darkness of my own being, and I often find insight and nourishment
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I’m trained in body-based therapy and I really enjoy working in a
field that combines the beauty and wisdom of mindfulness and
current research in neuroscience. I like to be reminded every day
that the psyche has this unerring drive to heal itself and I feel
fortunate to be there to witness it in each of my clients. I also
appreciate that working in the midst of difficulties encourages
honesty, risk taking and authentic conversation and
Even though I enjoy my work, I still have plenty of time to indulge
in other endeavors, like taking care of my garden, taking classes
at Portland Underground Graduate School, taking climate change
seriously, just plain hanging out, or whatever else strikes my
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Someone once said that I am well-versed in the art of doing
absolutely nothing. I'm also good at being patient; hanging out
with my cats; avoiding taking out the compost; making things out of
clay, paper, beads, almost anything; keeping it together, letting
it fall apart, putting it back together; making sushi; lounging in
bed, preferably with company;
The first things people usually notice about me
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I am really tall. Seriously. I look like an athlete, but I’m not.
The surfer photo is really just false advertising.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
The Sun, the magazine and the celestial body, avocado sushi, Billy
Collins’ poems, White Bird dance. SE Food carts, Rob Bresny’s
Pronoia, Jerry. But truthfully, tomorrow this list would be totally
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
My body and what it’s trying to tell me, cultural upheaval and
climate change, my next meal, numbers and how they express the
intricate beauty of the physical world, making things out of my
imagination, making out, not in that order
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Checking out a new local restaurant, searching out an edgy
performance art piece, hanging out w friends, cozying up on the
couch with a good video and a pint of Ben and Jerry's.
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
You are bright, curious, creative and self aware. Your shortcomings
are a necessary part of your somewhat eccentric nature. You know
how to take care of yourself, which means a lot more than hitting
the gym 3 times a week. You see relationship as a path to self
exploration and can be both serious and playful in that pursuit.
You’re good with your hands. You have an appreciation of good food,
good conversation and the preciousness of this particular moment
right here and now.
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