I am 5 feet, 8 1/2 inches tall; 147 lbs; and in good shape. Am in the personal growth business, and feel like my main job for the past 40 years has been working on my own healing & growth. So, I'm seeking a partner who likewise is committed to personal transformation and sees a committed relationship as an ideal vehicle for awakening.
Have identified as a "Bu-Jew" (born Jewish, practicing Buddhism) for the past 6 years. This past year I've found resonance with both a Reconstructionist Synagogue in Cotati, and with Rinzai Zen Roshi John Tarrant's Pacific Zen community. Meditation is a key part of my life, and it would be a joy to share with a partner.
I play electric & acoustic guitar (well); sing (passably); dance (swing, Contra, rock & roll); and enjoy listening to jazz. Am refreshed by being in Nature and like to walk--whether at Howarth Park or just around town. I enjoy cooking & my charcoal grill (mainly organic); good conversation; & laughter. I like a good video (have a great home theater system) & hope you like to cuddle. I work out regularly and tend to stay physically active; would hope you have a similar energy level (tennis anyone?).
Looking to meet someone who shares my desire to be fully present...is able to share her inner life--and hear mine--without losing touch with herself or yielding to fear of conflict. Hoping she finds humor in life and human foibles...is gentle with herself and others... appreciates beauty and the arts...is passionate and affectionate...and will go with me to places where neither of us have gone before!
What I’m doing with my life
Am a practicing Marriage and Family Therapist and Director of
Partners 4 Well Being. Am actively looking for compatible partners
for this holistic health-oriented business. Am also having fun
learning how to play jazz guitar.
I’m really good at
Speaking (have won 16 speech contests), writing (handful of
published articles), coaching, playing music, cooking.
The first things people usually notice about me
Penetrating, deep-set eyes; active mind; enthusiasm.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Siddhartha, Wishcraft, Gestalt Therapy; Jazz, blues & rock;
Thai, French, Indian, Vietnamese.
The six things I could never do without
Good friends; interesting work; something to learn; healthy food;
coffee & chai (make my own); physical activity & rest.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
My career; almost anything related to personal growth and
spirituality; friendships & intimacy; how to have more fun in
On a typical Friday night I am
No such thing as a "typical Friday night."
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I'm not as "self-contained" as I appear to be.
You should message me if
If you feel a resonance with what I've written and are drawn to connect. Let's take a chance: let's place our bets on love. Even if the odds of 'winning' are small, isn't it more fun to play than to watch from the sidelines? And, who knows? Perhaps a great friendship and/or business partnership might even result....